Stolen Saddle Alert Jason Tindall, Houston, Texas Ranch Alert Missing Saddles

2012 14059 Stolen Saddle Alert Jason Tindall, Houston, Texas Ranch Alert Missing SaddlesWe recently had a ranch hand steal two of our best saddles and leave within an hour. The ranch hands name is Jason Tindall and he is 25 years old, and he claims to be from the Stephenville/Mineral wells, Texas area. He left in a car he purchased that day. The car was a small white car. A police report has been filed with the city and the county.

567 Stolen Saddle Alert Jason Tindall, Houston, Texas Ranch Alert Missing Saddles The saddles are unusual and very valuable. The first saddle is very dark tan and has a red white and blue Texas Large Texas Flag on the seat. It is an older trophy saddle that has recently been reworked at the prison in Huntsville. We have had this saddle for 5 years and have dozens of pictures of it. Please see below.

Saddle number two is a very different saddle for this area. It is a high back, very heavy well-made saddle. The saddle was hand made in Colorado and is very unusual. We have dozens of pictures of the saddle and it does have a repair to the tree. We have pictures of both saddles in this post. If you have any information on the where about of the saddles or have seen the ranch hand, Jason Tindall age 25, we also have some pictures of the ranch hand. Please call our office at 281-744-2197. You may also call the Patton Village Police or Montgomery County Sheriffs Dept.

We have learned that Jason Tindall has had many run-ins with Texas sheriffs. Here is one of his many mug shots that are on line. Mr Tindall frequents the Fort Worth area and will be seeking some kind of ranch job. Please contact the Texas Rangers if you see this man. He is also wanted in several horse thiefs in the central Texas area. You may also call 281-744-2197 to report any sightings. Robbie Jones Editor

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

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American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

The American Quarter Horse Association, March 29, 2013 – “We are pleased to share the names of the 2014 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees,” said Don Treadway Jr., American Quarter Horse Association executive vice president. “These men and these horses have served the American Quarter Horse in different ways on their way to making history.”
The men joining the Hall of Fame are Leroy Webb of Tucumcari, New Mexico; Ken Mumy of Metamora, Michigan; the late A.B. Green of Purcell, Oklahoma; and Donald “Curly” Smith of Grass Valley, California.
The horses are the 1955 stallion Mr Bar None; the 1961 mare Miss T Stuart; the 1979 mare Dashingly; the 1949 stallion Leo San; and the 1982 stallion Mr Conclusion.
The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo is the repository of the breed’s history. Inclusion in the Hall of Fame is the highest honor the American Quarter Horse Association can bestow. The new members of the Hall of Fame will be inducted in March 2014 at the AQHA Convention in New Orleans.
“We congratulate these new members of the Hall of Fame and thank them for their work in improving our Association,” Treadway said.
The Record-Setter Mr Bar None was foaled in 1955, sired by American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Three Bars (TB) and out of the Moco Burnett mare Murl L. He was bred and owned by June and Zelma Jeffers of Wagoner, Oklahoma.
When Mr Bar None hit the track in 1957, he set a track record, and he kept getting faster from there, becoming the champion racing 2-year-old colt for the year. In 1958, he was the high money-earner, champion stallion, champion 3-year-old and world champion racing Quarter Horse. In all, he earned $72,125 on the track, defeating such famed horses as Clabber’s Win, Go Man Go, Vandy’s Flash, Dividend, Clabber Bar, Double Bid and Vanetta Dee.
After his racing career finished, Mr Bar None retired to the breeding shed, where his get earned $1.157 million. Three of them were champions: Bar None Doll, Mr Juniper Bar and Bayou Bar.
The Broodmare In 1961, a dun mare was foaled on the Stuart Ranch in Waurika, Oklahoma, where she would live her entire life. Her foals and their foals, though, would go on to win world championships, points and fame in all the different disciplines that American Quarter Horses are known for.
Miss T Stuart was bred and owned by R.T. “Bob” Stuart Jr. She was by Breezy Buck and out of Pretty Sally by Big Shot Dun.
Miss T Stuart’s 20 foals earned 801 points. After retirement from the show ring, her daughters produced athletic horses that could succeed in the show ring as well as on the AQHA Best Remuda Award-winning ranch. They produced the earners of world championships, reserve world championships and the 1995 AQHA Superhorse, Genuine Redbud.
The Millionaire The 1979 mare Dashingly won $1.754 million on the track during her Quarter Horse racing career, one of the richest mares in AQHA history and one of the few racing millionaires who earned that much money without winning the All American Futurity.
Dashingly was bred by Muriel Hyland of Lake Hughes, California, and was by Dash For Cash and out of the mare Dee Mount by the Thoroughbred stallion Killoqua. During her race career, the sorrel mare was owned first by then-15-year-old Windi Phillips and later by J.E. Jumonville Jr. The mare was trained by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame member Bubba Cascio. At the time of her death, she was owned by J. Baxter Brinkmann of Dallas.
She was the 1981 AQHA racing champion 2-year-old filly. In 1982, she became a Superior racehorse, and in 1983 – her best year of racing – she was an AQHA Supreme racehorse, racing champion aged mare and world champion racing American Quarter Horse.
The Sire of Sires Before there were American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame stallions Peppy San and Mr San Peppy, there was their sire, Leo San.
The 1949 stallion by Leo and out of the San Siemon mare San Sue Darks was bred by H.H. Darks of Wetumka, Oklahoma, and owned by Gorden B. Howell of El Paso, Texas, who bought the horse as an 8-year-old because he wanted a horse that traced to the Quarter Horse bloodlines Howell liked best.
The mares in Howell’s broodmare band, including Peppy Bell, the dam of Peppy San and Mr San Peppy, were all chosen to complement Leo San. In turn, Leo San sired foals that earned 3,168 points in AQHA competition. His foals won in the show ring, on the racetrack and in the cutting pen, and were shown in every AQHA event. He died in 1968, but more than 30 years later, Leo San was still among the top 10 paternal sires of AQHA horses.
The Sire of Champions Within a year of his arrival on earth, Mr Conclusion started making his mark in the halter pen. The 1982 sorrel stallion won the yearling class at the 1983 All American Quarter Horse Congress. In 1984, he was reserve world champion 2-year-old stallion.
In 1986, Mr Conclusion was the world champion in aged stallions, the same year that the first of his progeny earned a world championship.
Mr Conclusion was by Conclusive and out of Miss Amber Charge by Otoe Charge. He was bred by Mark Toteff and James Evans of Stockbridge, Michigan, and during his show career was owned by Edgewood Farms Inc. of Pilot Point, Texas. At the time of his death in 1998, he was owned by Roger Perry of Lexington, Kentucky.
His foals in total earned 47 open, 45 amateur and 30 youth world championships, as well as 88 reserve world championships. Along the way, they collected 48,763.5 points in all divisions of AQHA competition.
The Cowboy American Quarter Horse breeder Leroy Webb grew up in the cow camps of New Mexico and West Texas before becoming a cowboy himself.
Webb worked for Hall of Fame member Hank Wiescamp for 10 years, showing Wiescamp’s horses at AQHA shows and taking them to a higher level. He later became a horse trainer on his own and made many AQHA high-point horses and world champions. He has been a mentor to many top trainers.
A book by Davis L. Ford, “The Last Cowboy,” documents Webb’s life.
The Race Secretary Donald “Curly” Smith loved American Quarter Horse racing. Starting as a jockey’s agent, he later became a saddling paddock judge before going to work in the racing office, eventually becoming the racing secretary at Los Alamitos Race Course and later the director of racing for the track.
He served on the AQHA Racing Council and racing committee, and is remembered by the racing industry as being strict but fair and playing a critical role in promoting and regulating American Quarter Horse racing.
“I have frequently, when faced with a difficult situation, asked myself, ‘What would Curly Smith do?’ ” said Scott Wells, president and general manager of Remington Park Racetrack in Oklahoma City. “In most cases, that process has led me to good decision-making based on fairness and all available facts.”
The Racer From his Green Pastures Ranch in Purcell, Oklahoma, oilman A.B. Green raised and raced some of the most famous horses of their day, with four of them inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame: Miss Meyers, Barbara L, Miss Olene and Go Man Go.
Green was the owner and breeder of the first AQHA Supreme Champion, Kid Meyers, a son of Miss Meyers. After Green’s death in 1968, his son, Bruce, continued raising and running his horses in his name.
Green and Kid Meyers have been inducted into the Ruidoso Hall of Fame where Kid Meyers’ son, Mr Kid Charge, won the All American and Rainbow futurities in 1971 and made Green the 1971 leading AQHA racing breeder by money earned.
The Past President Ken Mumy of Metamora, Michigan, was elected to the AQHA Executive Committee in 2004 and served as president in 2008-2009.
The lifelong horseman and American Quarter Horse exhibitor began his service to AQHA long before that, when he joined the AQHA Membership Services Committee in 1993. He became a member of the board of directors in 1996.
During his term on the Executive Committee, Mumy worked to maintain AQHA’s formal ties with state, regional and international affiliates.

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AQHA Orren Mixer Exhibit

Orren Mixer Exhibit

aqhaw2 300x217 AQHA Orren Mixer ExhibitThe American Quarter Horse Association, March 22, 2013 – The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum’s newest exhibit is a tribute to the late artist Orren Mixer, renowned for his paintings of several equine breed associations and livestock. Orren Mixer: Artist of the American Quarter Horse is open to the public and remains open through July 27, 2013.
In 1968, the AQHA commissioned Mixer to paint “the ideal American Quarter Horse,” and six other breed associations followed suit. He depicted the ideal Pinto, Paint, Palomino, Appaloosa, Buckskin and Pony.
Mixer’s celebrity as a well-known western artist started during the 1950s and 1960s. Livestock, particularly horses, became his specialty, and his work graced the covers of Western Horseman, Quarter Horse Journal, Cattleman and Oklahoma Today.
The exhibit is a collection of personal artifacts from the Hall of Fame archive as well as the Mixer family, AQHA and private collections. The selection in this exhibit demonstrates Mixer’s talent and captures his passion for the animals he so loved to illustrate on canvas. Visitors to the museum can learn more about his technique from clips of archived videotaped interviews.
Can’t make it to the exhibit? The Hall of Fame has an online exhibit posted at www.quarterhorsemuseum.com. The online exhibit consists of artwork on display, interviews with Mixer and have the ability to purchase prints of his work.
Admission to the museum is free to AQHA members.
Visit www.quarterhorsemuseum.com for general admission prices and museum hours.
AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information, follow @AQHAnews on Twitter, watch the AQHA Newscast and visit www.aqha.com/news

AQHA 2013 Convention in Houston, Texas

AQHA 2013 Convention

aqhaw2 AQHA 2013 Convention in Houston, TexasThe American Quarter Horse Association, March 12, 2013 – AQHA is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds an annual convention to review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct new members to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and present year-end awards. The 2013 AQHA Convention was March 8-11 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston.

AQHA Executive Committee

The new AQHA Executive Committee was elected on Monday, March 11. This five-person committee is responsible for implementing important decisions made by AQHA members through the board of directors.

AQHA’s new Executive Committee includes President Johne Dobbs of Champaign, Illinois; First Vice President Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas; Second Vice President George Phillips of Sumrall, Mississippi; Member Dr. Glenn Blodgett of Guthrie, Texas; and Member Sandy Arledge of Encinitas, California.

Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2013 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame induction ceremony was Sunday, March 10.

This year, AQHA inducted 10 legends into the Hall of Fame: Bill Brewer, Kenny Hart, Frank Merrill, Guy Ray Rutland, Greg Whalen, Fillinic, Freckles Playboy, Lady Bug’s Moon, Miss Olene and Poco Tivio. They join the 233 inductees of the past 31 years.

In addition to the Hall of Fame inductions, AQHA Professional Horseman Judy Bonham of Norco, California, was presented the 2012 Merle Wood Humanitarian Award at the Hall of Fame Banquet.

Professionals of the Year

The 2012 Don Burt Professional’s Choice Professional Horseman of the Year, the Professional’s Choice Professional Horsewoman of the Year and Professional’s Choice Most Valuable Professional awards were presented at the awards banquet on Saturday, March 9. The awards were presented by AQHA Corporate Partner Professional’s Choice.

Charlie Cole of Pilot Point, Texas, was named the 2012 Don Burt Professional’s Choice Professional Horseman of the Year. The 2012 Professional’s Choice Professional Horsewoman of the Year is Deanna Searles of Scottsdale, Arizona. Wayne Halvorson of Guthrie, Oklahoma, received the 2012 Professional’s Choice Most Valuable Professional.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards were also presented on Saturday, March 9 by Professional’s Choice.

This year, AQHA awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards to AQHA Professional Horseman Orin Barnes of Canyon, Texas; AQHA Professional Horseman Clark Parker of Paradise, Utah; and AQHA 20-year breeder John Hoyt of Whitesboro, Texas.

2012 AQHA Year-End Winners

More than 110 high-point titles were awarded at the awards banquet on Saturday evening. The highest honors for the year were:

Bank of America All-Around Junior Horse – Darling Catichi and Linnea Zueck of Golden, Colorado

Bank of America All-Around Senior Horse – Hard To Get Playboy and Corey and Marquette Powell of Abilene, Kansas

Bank of America All-Around Amateur – Hours Yours And Mine and Kaleena Weakly of Shelbyville, Illinois

Markel Insurance All-Around Youth – Good Time To Win and Erika Rodenski of Hickory, Pennsylvania

Bank of America World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse – One Dashing Eagle and Jose and Gustavo De La Torre and San Gregorio Racing Stables Inc. of Mira Loma, California

Stay tuned to www.aqha.com for further information on rule changes and be sure to visit www.aqha.com/convention for future convention dates.

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Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest equine breed organization in the world.  With headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA has a membership of more than 280,000 people in 86 countries and has registered more than 5 million horses in 95 countries.

2013-14 American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee Elected

2013-14 American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee Elected

DSC02918 300x225 2013 14 American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee ElectedThe American Quarter Horse Association, March 11, 2013 — The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the 2013 AQHA Convention in Houston. This five-person committee is responsible for implementing important decisions made by AQHA members through the Association’s board of directors.
President Johne Dobbs Johne Dobbs of Champaign, Illinois, has been an AQHA board member since 1997 and is currently serving as a director at large. Dobbs has served on the marketing, hall of fame, equine research, and nominations and credentials committees. She has also served as the chairman of the nominations and credentials and the hall of fame committees. In addition to having served on the National Snaffle Bit Association board of directors, Dobbs has been active in projects benefitting her hometown and her church.
Dobbs attended Stephens College and the University of Illinois where she majored in business. In 1992, Dobbs established Johne Dobbs Equine Insurance, which allows her to be actively involved in the horse industry.
Dobbs’ family continues to be involved in AQHA. Her son, Travis, and his wife, Johnna, along with their children, Cooper, 11, and Dylan, 9, compete in multiple events from roping to halter to barrel racing. Her daughter Courtney and husband Josh Clagg also continue the AQHA tradition with their daughters, Carly, 5, and Quincy, 3.
First Vice President Johnny Trotter Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas, has been a member of AQHA since 1970. Trotter has served as an AQHA director from Texas for 10 years. He has also served on the racing, and stud book and registration committees, as well as the ranching council.
Trotter is the CEO of Livestock Investors LLT and owns Bar G Feedyard, and serves as president of the Texas Autos Investors DBA Whiteface Ford in Hereford. His involvement in the American Quarter Horse industry is focused on racing, roping and horses used for ranch work and breeding.
Away from the track and ranch, Trotter is very involved in his local community. He has served on the West Texas A&M University Foundation and has been a part of the Alumni Association’s Silver Phoenix group. He also served on the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Deaf Smith County Chamber of Commerce and the Kings Manor Methodist Retirement Home boards. He presently serves as the chairman of the executive committee of The Spicer Gripp Memorial Youth Foundation, a board member of First Financial Bank in Hereford and First United Bank in Lubbock, Texas, and an executive committee member at First Financial Bankshares Inc. in Abilene, Texas.
Trotter and his wife, Jana, have one son, Eddie.
Second Vice President George Phillips George Phillips of Sumrall, Mississippi, begins his third term on the Executive Committee. Phillips is a longtime breeder of Quarter Horses and past president of the Mississippi Quarter Horse Association. He has been an AQHA member for more than 30 years, serves as an AQHA director and served on the public policy committee. Phillips is also a member of AQHA’s “Q-Contact” group, which fosters relationships with members of Congress.
Phillips received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi and his law degree from the University of Mississippi. In 1980, he was named the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Mississippi. Phillips also served as special counsel to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran (R) for six years, and he was director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics before being named the state’s commissioner of public safety in 2005. In 2008, he was appointed the Mississippi state director for USDA rural development.
Now retired, Phillips and wife Nicole have three children: Garrison, 22; Margaret, 21; and Mary, 18.
Dr. Glenn Blodgett, Member Dr. Glenn Blodgett of Guthrie, Texas, begins his second term as a member of the Executive Committee. Dr. Blodgett became an AQHA director in 1991, and in 2011, elevated to director at large. Dr. Blodgett served on the AQHA Stud Book and Registration Committee and as its chairman. He also served on the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Selection Committee.
Dr. Blodgett received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Oklahoma State University and earned his degree in veterinary medicine from Texas A&M University, and has since been recognized as an outstanding alumnus by both universities.
In 1982, Dr. Blodgett became the resident veterinarian and manager of the horse division at the Four Sixes Ranch. In his tenure at the Four Sixes, which is located near Guthrie, Texas, the ranch has become an all-time leading breeder of both racing and performance American Quarter Horses, and in 1993, won the AQHA Best Remuda Award. In addition to its cattle, the horse operation raises racing, performance and ranch horses. Dr. Blodgett is the recipient of the 2011 AQHA Racing Council Special Recognition Award. He and his wife, Karen, have two daughters: Buffie Guynes, 40, who lives with husband Michael and daughters Catherine, Rebecca and Clair in Keller, Texas; and Brandie Mustian, 37, who lives with husband Mike, son Maddox and daughter Myla in Weatherford, Texas.
Sandy Arledge, Member The newest member of the AQHA Executive Committee is Sandy Arledge of Encinitas, California. Arledge has been an AQHA director since 1997 and elevated to director emeritus in 2012. She has served on the membership, show and professional horseman’s, judges, and hall of fame selection committees. She also served on the nominations and credentials committee and served as the committee’s chairman in 2010. She currently serves on the stud book and registration committee.
Arledge received her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Arledge is active within the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association and California Horse Council. She owned and operated Sandy Arledge Quarter Horses and was a general partner and manager of Far West Farms, a full-service boarding facility in Del Mar. She has bred and trained numerous AQHA world champions and reserve world champions. Arledge was named the 2010 Professional’s Choice Professional Horsewoman of the Year.
AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information, follow @AQHAnews on Twitter, watch the AQHA Newscast and visit www.aqha.com/news.

American Quarter Horse History

American Quarter Horse

ahorse2 150x150 American Quarter Horse HistoryThe moment the New World colonist hit the shore their families, their businesses and their horses came with them. Very complete horse breeding records were kept and many of the first horse breeding accounts are part of our American history. Tracing the foundation quarter horses back to their beginnings is easy and possible. Important names like Janus, Copper Bottom, Steel Dust, Billy and Peter McCue, just to name a few of these early legends.

Horse breeding in those days were just as important then as a new car design release is today. When this country was young we took our horses very seriously and even today we can still own, ride and love the descents of those begining hardy horses.

Our rich western heritage and the growth of the quarter horse in the west went hand in hand for many years. Many of our ancestors hopes and dreams at the start of this country were born on the backs of these tough quarter horses and their descents. Tough men and tougher horses were born with this country every step of the way.

Even when we moved past the horse as our main form of transportation the Quarter Horse was not finished in our lives or our hearts. Now today the quarter horse is so highly prized and loved that membership has been growing steady every year. Today the quarter horse is king of the horse world and after 200 years of breeding and development it is easy to see and ride the value. Your great grand father rode a quarter horse and his dad rode a quarter horse, need I say more.

About The Author

cropped img 3550 w 300x78 American Quarter Horse HistoryRobbie Jones has been buying and marketing horses online since 1999. Over the years, he has successfully launched several horse sales and video classified sites, including CraigsHorseList.com, Google Horse, TexasHorse.org and the Texas Horse Network, and also owns and operates a well known horse article, AQHA Today and horse sales business working within the Texas and surrounding states. If you would like help selling a horse you have please contact us at the barn, 281-744-2197 to discuss your needs.