SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY
SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY
The Stuart Ranch horse operation has evolved from Judge Freeny’s involvement in trading horses and mules with the Calvary to Colonel Stuart’s love of Arabians and saddlebreds to Bob Stuart’s introduction of the American Quarter Horse to our outfit.
Big Shot Dun
“Big Shot” was purchased by Bob Stuart, from the 3D Stock Farm. Big Shot Dun was a son of Pretty Boy out of a daughter of Blackburn. Bob Stuart roped calves on him and used him for ranch work. The mares bred to Big Shot came from the Swensons, Minnicks and Waggoners. On the daughters several horses were used, a son of Croton Oil and a son of Silver King (by Old Sorrel) but the most impactful cross was Breezy Buck (Red Buck x Breezy D. by Joe Bailey).
Son O Leo
The Big Shot Dun daughters and the Breezy Buck daughters were then crossed on Son O Leo. Son O Leo was purchased in 1961 as a weanling. The sorrel son of Leo out of the mare Sue Sugar, (Sugar Bars x Sorrel Sue by King) would surface as a dynamic and lasting broodmare sire. All three stallions were pasture bred and none would sire a great number of horses.
AQHA champion Port Command (Commander King x Freckles Boy mare) was purchased to cross on the Son O Leo daughters and the cross was very successful. Unfortunately, Port Command died before a great number of his daughters could be put back into the broodmare band.
Seven S Zanaday
Seven S Zanaday (Zan Parr Bar x May Day Hobby) who would become a AQHA World Champion was the next sire to impact the herd. His dam was purchased in California and taken directly to Zan Parr Bar. Crossed with the Son O Leo and Port Command daughters, the colts were successful in the show ring, making good ranch horses and outstanding producers in the mare band.
Real Gun, a 1997 grey Playgun stallion out of Miss War Chips by War Chips, was purchased by Stuart Ranch in 2002. He went on to become the 2004 AQHA Superhorse, the NRCHA Limited Open Bridle World Champion, and one of the more successful stallions in our program. Real Gun mares have been reliable producers for our program.
Miss T Stuart
Miss T’s colts were outstanding saddle and ranch horses, but it was her fillies that would make her famous.
Miss T has truly exemplified Quarter Horse versatility, from ranch horses to open and youth AQHA champions and winners in virtually every approved discipline. These accomplishments are made even more remarkable in light of the fact that all Miss T’s daughters are full sisters, and were crossed successfully on a variety of stallions. Her efficiency in producing long-lived, sound foals under pasture conditions with little coddling has transcended to her daughters and granddaughters.
Seven S Margarita
Seven S Margarita is the dam of:
GENUINE REDBUD The 1995 Super Horse, accumulated 1,312 AQHA points and multiple AQHA world show titles. Genuine Redbud would become the dam of Nic It In The Bud and Dun It Big.
GENUINE HOMBRE Who Accumulated 560 Points, Would Win A High Point All-Around Junior Championship, High Point All-Around Stallion, High Point Calf Roping And Heeling Stallion, High Point Junior Working Cowhorse, And Reserve World Champion Junior Calf Roping Horse.
Seven S Genuine Miss
SEVEN S GENUINE MISS Who Accumulated 183 AQHA Points, Would Win 2003 PHBA World Championship Heading And Steer Stopping Horse, PHBA World Championship Junior Working Cowhorse And Breakaway Roping Horse, 2003 PHBA Reserve World Versatility Ranch Horse, PHBA Honor Roll Senior Working Cowhorse Champion.