Wakons Ebony Rose grandsire: Indignant Blu (below) followed below by Pratt Sully Fire in Wakon Ebony Rose pedigree x2
Wakons Sugar Plum's full brother: Drea Eagles Dandy
SugarPlum new zip code to STJ Acres in 2021.
Wakons Snow Leopard sire: Still Max
Wakons Serene Snow sire: Wakons Navajo Eagle
Wakons Ebony Rose's Great GrandSire: Indignant Ilusion
THE ROYAL LINE OF THE APPALOOSA
Prince Plaudit Sired 673 registered foals.
Wakons Snow Leopard's sire Still Max carries Prince Plaudit bloodline: Kaniksus Katracks, Kaniksus Spots to Prince Solid Joker, Prince Solid, Prince Plaudit.
Prince Plaudit (Red Plaudit x Princess Rita)
MOVIE FAMOUS APPALOOSA
Movie famous black blanket Stud Spider Appaloosa owned by actor James Brolin
Wakons Snow Leopard's dam Wakon's LacyBritches carries Stud Spider bloodline: Blazin Britches, Valley Forge to Stud Spider.
This old foundation Appaloosa horse bloodline is carried both top and bottom with our
Wakons Snow Leopard on dam and sire side through the "SS" bloodline:
Dam: Wakons LacyBritches, Wakons Lady Ander, SS Sugarfoot, SS Rain Water to Simcoes Pataha. Sire bloodline: Still Max to SS Still There to Simcoes Pataha. Wakons Snow Leopard (our stallion) crosses 4 x Simcoes Pataha.
Wakons Ebony Rose carries Simcoes Pataha.
Navajo Britches sired 367 Registered Appaloosa foals.
Navajo Britches is a great great grandson of Mansfields Comanche.
DOUBLE SIX DOMINO
Double-Six Domino sired 246 registered foals.
Double-Six Domino is an own son of Mansfield Comanche.
Mansfield's Comanche one of the most influential sires in the early Appaloosa world.
"This horse has sired some of the greatest horses of the Appaloosa World."
King Plaudit ApHC #55157
Sire of 434 registered foals Sire: Red Plaudit x Cheyenne Maid
King Plaudit is reference sire for Wakons Serene Snow
Sire: Red Dog AQHA P-55
Dam: Blue Vitrol
Bred by Jack Casement, Westplains, Colorado
Reference Sire for Wakons Snow Leopard 2x, Wakons Wallowa Snow, Wakons Sugar Plum and Wakons Serene Snow.
Joker B foals: Sire of 202 registered foals from 1946 to 1967.
1988 inducted into Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame.
Famous QH bloodline Reference Sire: Joker B goes to Steel Dust Quarter Horse x5.
Joker worked the rodeos, barrel racing, parades, steer roping, about everything. He had several owners and spent time in Nevada and Hollywood and all over the West Coast. If you watch the old westerns John Wayne road him in one movie. Richard Boone, "Have Gun Will Travel" used him in some films. Governor John Connolly and Miss Texas Linda Loftis chose him for special events. When you see him in a movie, you know who the horse is -- there was only one like him.
Joker B with Bill (below photo)
."Fifth Annual Horse Sale in November of 1965 at the West Texas Fairgrounds in Abilene... Joker B sold for $26,500."
"Joker B was the unexpected result of 52 years of planned breeding by Jack and Dan Casement at their ranch in northern Colorado. Blue Vitrol, a blue roan mare the Casements had purchased from Coke Roberds produced a foal with a loud blanket on his hips. The Casements were in the Quarter Horse business. Spotted horses were not welcome at that time in the Quarter Horse world. The sire of this spotted colt was Red Dog – P-55 in the fledgling Quarter Horse Stud Book. Blue Vitrol provided the Appaloosa influence for her foal. Vitriol’s dam was a mare named Leopard. Leopard was by the great Quarter Horse foundation sire, Old Fred."
"*During the bidding (at the horse sale), Carl Miles made an announcement. He stated that he would be willing to sell Joker B into syndication. In his announcement Carl stated that this old horse could still be used to rope calves at age 25. ...the great stallion on November 20, 1965 sold for $26,500.00, a very high price for a 25 year old horse, to a four man syndicate. Carl Miles was a member of that syndicate.
Joker B in the Movies:
John Wayne road him in one movie. Richard Boone, "Have Gun Will Travel" used him in some films. Governor John Connolly and Miss Texas Linda Loftis chose him for special events. When you see him in a movie, you know who the horse is -- there was only one like him.
"STEEL DUST" QH
The most influential sire on the Texas strain of American quarter horse was legendary racer Steel Dust.
Joker B goes to Steel Dust QH x5 crosses.
Red Dog goes to Steel Dust x5 crosses.
*See our Stallion - Wakons Snow Leopard with Joker B x2 crossed and Red Dog x4 crossed.
*See our Mares -Wakon Serene Snow with Red Dog x6 crossed.
Foaled in Kentucky around 1843, Steel Dust descendants were valued for their speed and were sought by cowboys for use on ranches. Thus, cow horses were often called "Steeldusts."
They were heavy-muscled horses, marked with small ears, a big jaw, remarkable intelligence and lightning speed up to a quarter of a mile. Steel Dust was an American Quarter Horse. He and his kind would achieve fame in proportions every bit as magnificent as that of the mythical Pegasus.”
Leo "The Great"
AQHA #0001335 Sorrel Stallion 1940 - 1967
AQHA Hall of Fame ~ 1989
Article from AQHA Hall Of Fame
Breeder: J.W. House ~ Cameron, Texas
Owner: Bud Warren ~ Perry, Oklahoma
See our Stallion - Wakons Snow Leopard crossed with Leo x2.
LEO QUARTER HORSE, 1940 Leo The Great
Leo, a 1940 stallion sired by Joe Reed II and out of Little Fanny, is by any measurement, one of the all time great sires of the Quarter Horse world. Displaying considerable speed himself by winning 20 of his 22 starts, it was his reputation as a sire that made him famous. In addition to speed, Leo’s foals exhibited excellent conformation, Athletic ability, quiet dispositions and common sense. Famous Leo bred cutting horses include Peppy San, Mr. San Peppy and King’s Pistol, and an AQHA Champion reining horse, Okie Leo.
When he was being returned to the States, he suffered the first serious mishap that cost him any further racing fame and almost cost him his life. The trailer in which he was being hauled turned over…
Things were looking up for Leo until Rowe sold his ranch in Oklahoma and moved his operations to New Mexico. The stallion made the trip in a makeshift stall in a railroad car, most of which was filled with household goods.
Somewhere enroute, this car, with Leo sandwiched between bedsprings and other household fixtures, was lost and long overdue at its destination. When it was finally found and the door of the box car was opened, there stood the lion-hearted Leo with his head thrust through the bedsprings and practically covered by other articles that had been thrown into his stall as the car was shunted around in various railway terminals.
It was a badly bruised, hungry, and thirsty stallion that was rescued from the debris; and for a second time it took tenderness and skill to nurse him back to health and usefulness.
He received yet another severe injury. This time it was a breeding accident,… n 1947, Bud Warren, who had been more or less playing around in the horse business for a number of years, decided to purchase the ailing stallion from Gene Moore.
Leading horsemen called Warren the “biggest chump in horse business” when he paid $2,500 for a horse so badly crippled that his owner had considered destroying him. …Leo is past 20 years of age, he is still the No. 1 stallion on the Warren Quarter Horse Breeding Farm, and the current breeding fee is $2,500….
Leo the Great has had more than 400 sons and daughters registered with the American Quarter Horse Association.
Wimpy…received the most honorable and respectable P-1 in AQHA’s first stud book.
Wakon Snow Leopard & Wakon Serene Snow carry WIMPY bloodlines
Wimpy was born on the King Ranch in South Texas. Sired by Solis and out of Panda, Wimpy was a grandson of Old Sorrel on both the top and bottom. Old Sorrel was the foundation sire for the ranch, and was bred by noted breeder George Clegg.
King Ranch, Wimpy went to work as a sire. He produced 174 registered foals, the majority of which stayed on the King Ranch. However, the few that left the ranch left a lasting impact.
Wimpy P-1 – The AQHA was founded in 1940. Its founders had decided that the first stallion recorded in their studbook would be the horse who took home the title of Grand Champion Stallion at the 1941 Fort Worth Fat Stock Show. That horse was King Ranch’s Wimpy.
The chestnut stallion produced sons and daughters that went onto produce AQHA Champions. A few of Wimpy’s better known progeny were Lauro, Silver Wimpy, Wimpy II and Bill Cody.
In 1958, Kleberg gave Wimpy to Clegg, a tribute to the fine horseman. Kleberg hoped the 21-year-old stallion would finish out his days in green pastures.
JOE HANCOCK QH
Grandson of Peter McCue, Joe Hancock
Grandson of Peter McCue, Joe Hancock built his early reputation on the race track, but his real fame was to come as a legendary sire of roping horses that were big stout and tough.
Our mare Wakons Serene Snow carries Joe Hancock bloodlines.
Joe Hancock was bought for his speed by one of Texas' most astute horsemen, Tom Burnette, and it was on Tom's ranches that he was to spend his days, siring some of the most famous Quarter Horses it has been Texas's privilege to produce.
Joe was 1/4 Percheron, his Dam was the result of John Jackson Hancock breeding his Mundel mare to a registered Percheron Stallion owned by Ralph Wilson. The Percheron Stallion was 14.3 hands and about 1100 pounds, not the draft type, but used for riding and gathering cattle. Many benefits are attributed to the Percheron cross, strength in stature, bone, a good appetite, he was known to eat all his stall bedding on more than one occasion. Calmness and disposition were also added.
"Joe Hancock did not himself have ideal Quarter Horse conformation, but in many ways he deserved to be in the list of the foundation sires. We registered him in 1940, not because of his conformation, but because of the consistency with which he was getting good Quarter Horses. They all looked like they came out of a mold. Tom Burnett of the Four Sixes bought him, put him on the Triangle Ranch, and there he lived out his life. He was bred almost exclusively to Burnett mares."
Joe Hancock could run and he transmitted his speed quite consistently to his offspring. His offspring were in strong demand as rope horses because of their strength, speed and action. Many ropers of today say that Joe Hancock was the greatest sire of rope horses. Old time ropers say that Hancock horses are big stout, tough and with good bone. Because they are so durable Hancock horses could stand up to a lot of hauling. And ropers to this day still swear by these big hard-working horses.
No horse has produced more top-caliber ranch and rodeo horses than Joe Hancock. It is small wonder the real cowmen still rever his name and use his blood.
Joe lived out his days with Burnett at the 6666/Triangle ranch. Joe Hancock inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame 1992.
Joe's grandsire Peter McCue was a huge powerful stallion 16HH and 1,430 pounds.
JOE HANCOCK QH
THREE BARS (TB)
Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1989.
Our horses Wakons Snow Leopard and Wakons Serene Snow carry Three Bars (TB) bloodlines.
Three Bars was in his stall when Sid first set eyes on him. His reaction was immediate and he recalls it with great clarity. “I never pictured a horse that could ever look that good. If there ever was a perfect horse he was it. In fact I couldn’t fault him anywhere.” Sid offered Kennedy, Haggard, and Snedigar $5,000 on the spot for the horse, but they turned it down. He went back to the ranch and stayed for a week, but he couldn’t stand it. He reasoned, “I just knew Three Bars was the horse I was looking for.
It should come as no surprise that Three Bars ran as well as he did. His breeding was excellent. He is by Percentage, a stakes winning horse, and out of Myrtle Dee by Luke Mcluke, both hard-knocking horses at the shorter distances.
Three Bars sired his first foal in 1945. They named him First Bar and he was the first of a long line of winners that are going strong. Three Bars' (TB) easygoing disposition was something of an anomaly. The Thoroughbred’s even temperament was one of the reasons he succeeded as a sire.
Walter Merrick of Oklahoma knew he'd hit the jackpot when he started breeding mares to Three Bars. He persuaded owner Sidney H. Vail to let him lease the stallion for three breeding seasons, 1952-54. Instead of breeding 12 or 15 mares a year, suddenly Three Bars was breeding 70. After the lease was up, Merrick hauled his best mares to wherever Three Bars was standing.
"I was criticized very sharply for introducing a Thoroughbred into the Quarter Horse industry," Merrick said. "Some people thought it was going to ruin the breed."
From 1945 to 1963, Three Bars (TB) sired 554 foals. His stud fee went from $100 in 1945 to $10,000 in 1963. His Thoroughbred progeny include Lena's Bar, the dam of Easy Jet; Lucky Bar, the sire of Impressive; and Rocket Bar, the grandsire of Dash For Cash.
The chestnut stallion possessed not only speed, but excellent conformation and disposition, which he conveyed to 558 American Quarter Horse offspring. A legendary sire of almost transcendental genetics
Three Bars sired champions in all facets of the American Quarter Horse breed, with four AQHA Supreme Champions, 29 AQHA Champions, 14 Racing Champions, and 64 Racing Stakes Winners.
Three Bars proved that a race horse could be an outstanding conformation horse. Largely through the influence of this one horse, the Quarter Horse world today is breeding a taller, faster, more streamlined animal. As King P-234 set the standard for the stock horse in the 1940s, so did Three Bars in company with Top Deck and Depth Charge—change the concepts of the 1960s.
Great as he was, the Three Bars story is also a story of people and their love for a really good horse. It started well before the Quarter Horse existed as a breed.
One April day in 1940, the owners spotted a fine looking stud colt nursing Myrtle. foaled April 8. No question about it. The old mare had produced a good one. "...We all said that we had hit the jackpot. So we named him Three Bars. You know when you hit the jackpot That's how he got his name..."
"Well, when I was going up and down those mountains with those old horses, I used to dream a lot about a real good horse..." Since the Quarter Horse registry was not formed until 1940, the term "Quarter" horse in the thirties did not mean exactly what it means today. Then, you were talking strictly about a race-type animal. Westerners loved their "short" races then as now.
"During those years, the mares that came to Three Bars not only represented good business but the cream of the Quarter Horse crop. To mention a few of these great mothers would be a slight to the hundreds that began, by the 1950s, to make regular annual trek to Vail's Three Bars Ranch at Oakdale, California. Not surprisingly, third and fourth generation Three Bars descendants were soon found topping the auction sales in price, starting to steal the thunder in the halter classes, carrying the calf ropers to the pay window—and dominating the big money Quarter Horse race meets.
"Yes, he was easy to handle but Three Bars was full of fire. He was one of the nicest horses you'd want to have around. But he didn't like to be brushed or have his feet trimmed. He'd show a lot of white in his eye. If you didn't know him, you'd think he was thinking about eating you up. "Sometimes he would make a dive at you, but he wouldn't hurt you. I was with the horse for twenty-three years until his death.
Like many noted stallions, Three Bars had his attachments too. One was a mare named Fairy Adams. If it can be possible for a stallion to be in love, Three Bars had this feeling for this mare. Vail first brought the mare from Jay Frost in 1962. She was kept in a paddock next to Three Bars in California.
"They became very attached to one another. Three Bars would get excited and upset when she wasn't in the paddock. They just sort of fell for one another. So when Walter came to take Three Bars to Texas I just gave him the mare...I had never seen Three Bars lie down in all the time I had him. But after Walter put Fairy Adams in the stall next to Three Bars, he'd lie down and rest...she was good for him."
Added Merrick: "Whenever we took Three Bars out to exercise, we had to take Fairy Adams or he'd get excited and start fussing. If she wasn't in the stall next to him, he'd start nickering and walking the stall and get uneasy..."
Photos show that Three Bars, in terms of conformation, was himself very
close to the kind of animal many western horse breeders have been working toward. He stood fifteen hands, one and three-quarters inches in height and, by Sid Vail's estimate, weighed from 1,160 to 1,25, depending upon the time of year.
However, the key to Three Bars' greatness came not merely from his physical appearance nor his speed on the track. It came rather from that special and elusive magic breeders call prepotency. It was his magic—this ability to gather the best that was in him and plant those qualities in his offspring—that made Three Bars the architect of the modern Quarter Horse.
http://npquarterhorses.com/three_bars.html from HORSEMAN Magazine, June 1968 The Story of THREE BARS