APPALOOSA HISTORY

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This article was published in the Horse Lover's Magazine November-December 1969:12, 57-58

Appaloosa History: Ten Who Shaped A Breed
Old Painter, Old Tony, Toby I, El Morrocco, Dark Cloud, Patchy, Sundance, Apache, Tip and Mansfield's Comanche.
“Certain stallions have contributed a wealth of blood and heritage to the modern day Appaloosa. There have been many greats among the spotted stallions foaled during the past half century, but a few stand out among the rest. These are truly the foundation sires of the breed in which no definite foundation sires have been named.”

[1] OLD PAINTER (FOALED APPROXIMATELY 1924).  CLAUDE J THOMPSON OF MORO, OREGON, WAS THE FOUNDER AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE APPALOOSA HORSE CLUB. HE BASED HIS OWN APPALOOSA BREEDING PROGRAM ON THE BLOOD OF A STALLION CALLED OLD PAINTER.

[2] OLD TONY

MORE HORSES IN THE CALIFORNIA APPALOOSA POPULATION TRACE BACK TO OLD TONY THAN TO ANY OTHER FOUNDATION HORSE.

[3] TOBY I (FOALED 1939) [1936-1966])

                BRED BY GUY LAMB. TOBY I WAS HIGH POINT PERFORMANCE HORSE AT THE FIRST NATIONAL APPALOOSA SHOW HELD IN LEWISTON, IDAHO IN 1948. ONE OF THE BEST ORGANIZED OF THE BREEDERS ORGANIZATIONS IS TOBY BREEDERS.

[4] EL MORROCCO F-18 (FOALED 1935)

                ONE OF THE FIRST HORSES IN THE REGISTRY AND ONE OF ITS MOST PROLIFIC SIRES. OWNED BY SPILLER HE SIRED OVER 100 FOALS IN A THREE YEAR PERIOD. SPILLER LATER SOLD HIM TO WESTERN FILM STAR GENE AUTRY, WHO USED HIM IN FILMS AND AS A PERSONAL APPEARANCE MOUNT.

[5] DARK CLOUD F-330 (FOALED 1944)

                OKLAHOMA PRODUCED ONE OF THE PREMIER SIRES OF RANCH USING APPALOOSAS WHEN DARK CLOUD F-330 WAS FOALED. DARK CLOUD BLOOD HAS GONE TO BREEDERS NATIONWIDE. THEY ARE USED FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING AND ARE ESPECIALLY COLOR PREPOTENT. DARK CLOUD BREEDERS ASSOCIATION.

[6] PATCHY F-416 (FOALED APPROXIMATELY 1939).  

PATCHY WAS BOTH A PERFORMANCE HORSE AND AN OUTSTANDING SIRE. HOWEVER, HIS PATERNAL BREEDING IS SHROUDED IN MYSTERY. ONE VOLUME OF THE STUD BOOKS STATES THAT PATCHY WAS SIRED BY A HORSE NAMED PATCHES, BUT OTHER SOURCES CLAIM HE WAS SIRED BY SEATTLE CHIEF. PATCHY WAS GRAND CHAMPION STALLION AT THE FIRST NATIONAL APPALOOSA SHOW AND CAME BACK TO WIN HIGH POINT PERFORMANCE HORSE HONORS AT THE FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL. HIS MOST FAMOUS SON, PATCHY JR F-1380 (OUT OF SUNDANCE F-500 DAUGHTER, LEOPARD LADY F-167), WAS RESERVE CHAMPION STALLION AT THE SEVENTH NATIONAL IN 1954 AND CAME BACK TO WIN THE GRAND CHAMPION STALLION IN 1955. THE LIST OF SHOW AND RACE WINNING PATCHY DESCENDANTS COULD FILL A BOOK. A FEW OF THE BEST KNOWN ARE SHAVANO [F-1679], MAGIC [F-1381], KATHY [F-895], LOLO [F-462], APACHE PATCH [F-3088], TOBY PATCH [25726], (PATCHY JR'S) OO WOW EE [8227], LADYFINGER [23730], PATCHY JR'S SHAUN TONGA [19565], WARREN'S RED DOG [17253/APHCC 1222], BOXBY [?], AND PATCHY JR'S LILA GLESKA [T-2176/APHCC 404]. PATCHY WAS A STRIKING BLANKET HIPPED HORSE WHO SIRED PREDOMINATELY BLANKET AND LEOPARD PATTERNED OFFSPRING. THE VERY ACTIVE PATCHY BREEDERS.

[7] SUNDANCE F-500 (FOALED 1933)

                BEST KNOWN, MOST PREPOTENT DESCENDANT OF THAT LEGENDARY FIGURE, THE STARBUCK LEOPARD. BEST KNOWN AMERICAN SUNDANCE BREEDERS HAVE BEEN THE ED WEBERS OF MONEY CREEK RANCH IN HOUSTON, MINNESOTA. THEY OWNED WOODROW SHEIK F-502. TWO FAMOUS RED LEOPARDS WHICH HAVE DONE MUCH TO PROMOTE THE SUNDANCE BLOODLINE ARE SUNSPOT REVEL [F-1904] AND BAMBI E [F-2497]. ANOTHER UP AND COMER IS PATCHY SUN [39620]. NEEDLESS TO SAY, THE SUNDANCE STRAIN PRODUCES FINE, FLASHY LEOPARDS. SUNDANCE BREEDERS ASSOCIATION.

[8] APACHE F-730 (FOALED 1942)

                A PREMIER RACE HORSE, BUT A HALTER HORSE, AND A HORSE THAT COULD SHOW IN AND WIN CALF ROPINGS, TEAM ROPINGS AND CUTTING CONTESTS. HE WON IN ALL KINDS OF PLEASURE AND REINING CLASSES. TO ADD THE FINAL FROSTING, HE WAS A PROLIFIC SIRE OF HALTER AND "DOING" HORSES. APACHE WAS HIGH POINT PERFORMANCE HORSE AT THE NATIONAL APPALOOSA HORSE SHOW IN 1951. HE WAS RESERVE HIGH POINT PERFORMANCE HORSE AT THE 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, AND 1956 NATIONALS. TO TOP IT ALL OFF, HE BROUGHT HOME THE GRAND CHAMPION STALLION AWARD FROM THE 1954 NATIONAL.

[8] TIP F-1486 (FOALED 1953)

                BIG SNOWCAP APPALOOSA WITH BLACK FOREQUARTERS AND LEGS, TIP DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF IMPROVING THE NORTHWESTERN AREA APPALOOSA. TIP WAS SIRED BY THE OLD CHIEF JOSEPH REX F-688 HORSE AND OUT OF THE MARE NIFTY F-1136 WHO WAS BY BUTCH AND OUT OF FERGUSON'S SNOWFALKE F-1130. WHILE TIP WASN'T OVERLY LOUD HIMSELF, HIS SIRE WAS A VERY LOUD BLUE BLANKET HORSE. TIP SEEMED TO COMBINE THE TWO COLOR PATTERNS AND HE OFTEN SIRED BLACK BLANKETED OFFSPRING. THE TIP BLANKETS HAVE BECOME FAMOUS ALL THROUGH THE NORTHWEST. HE WAS ESPECIALLY DOCILE, WELL MANNERED STALLION. HE WAS CROSSED CHIEFLY WITH MARES OF APPALOOSA AND THOROUGHBRED ANCESTRY, WHICH RESULTED IN WELL MADE FOALS WITH LOUD COAT COLOR. TIP BREEDERS.

[9] RAINY MOON F-181 (FOALED 1933)

                RAINY MOON [F-181] WAS FOALED ON THE WIND RIVER RESERVATION IN WYOMING. HE W1 A BLUE BLANKETED HORSE, BLIND FOR MOST OF HIS LIFETIME. HE SIRED SEVERAL HORSES WHOSE OFFSPRING MADE HIM FAMOUS. YELLOWSTONE TRAVELER [F-1987], GRANITE CANYON [F-2049], RINCON BUCK [F-769], SAGE DOG [CRHA 288-R], WYOMING [CRHA 316-R] AND HUERFANO LEOPARD [F-890] WERE A FEW OF HIS SONS AND OTHER NOTABLE DESCENDANTS INCLUDED CHOYA [F-1951], DOTSMABABY [F-2414], TEJAS PUNTO [T-882 ], TOM TOM [I, F-2090], NUDO [F-3008] AND AYOKA [F-3354].

[10] MANSFIELD'S COMANCHE [F-3096 1933-1959]

                BLANKETED HORSE WHO SPENT HIS ENTIRE LIFETIME AS A HERD SIRE ON THE JACK MANSFIELD RANCH NEAR VEGA, TEXAS, AND THROUGH THE PASSING YEARS, THIS HORSE HAS BECOME FAMOUS THROUGH THE WINNING WAYS OF HIS DESCENDANTS. A FEW OF COMANCHE'S FAMOUS SONS WERE DOUBLE SIX DOMINO [F-2646], CHEROKEE A [F-2847 ], OKLAHOMA [F-2398 ] AND SPECKLED BUTT [T-3810]. OTHER DESCENDANTS ARE BUTTONS B [F-1681 ], BEAU QUAVO [F-2769], CHERI KIOWA [T-1130], HIGH SPOT [F-3559], DUSTY TOMAHAWK [21112] AND BO BO SPOT [36707], TO NAME ONLY A FEW. MANSFIELD COMANCHE BREEDER'S ASSOCIATION.

OTHER APPALOOSA STALLIONS HAVE LEFT THEIR MARK UPON THE BREED, BUT NOT TO AS GREAT A DEGREE AS THESE TEN. STALLIONS SUCH AS BLANCO [ F-45], CHEETAH [F-125], PAL [F-201], MORGAN'S LEOPARD [F-437], FREEL'S CHICO [F-715], JOKER B [F-678], QUANAH [F-706], PAISANO [F-1023], CHIEF MALHEUR [F-1274], PETER K [F-1054], SHEIKH [F-1795], DUDE DANDY SR [F-3325], SIR OLIVER [PRE-REGISTRY] AND OTHERS WHOSE NAMES DON'T IMMEDIATELY COME TO MIND...THEY ALL DESERVE A SPECIAL HONORABLE MENTION. BUT THOSE TEN - OLD PAINTER, OLD TONY, TOBY I, EL MORROCCO, DARK CLOUD, PATCHY, SUNDANCE, APACHE, TIP AND MANSFIELD'S COMANCHE...THESE WERE THE TEN WHO SHAPED THE BREED.

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