Yet what sets the legends books apart from pure pedigree research is the personal information and commentary from the people involved with each horse the people stories behind the horse tales. The american quarter horse hall of fame and museum was created by the american quarter horse association aqha, based in amarillo, texas. Later, he gained a hefty reputation of being a leading sire. Outstanding quarter horse stallions and mares by diane. Legends volume 9 is a continuation of the popular series that showcases legendary american quarter horses. The legends series of books by the magazine western horseman, now numbering eight volumes, collects biographical sketches of horses acclaimed for their speed, formation, or sire or production record by the american quarter horse association.
Each chapter is devoted to a specific stallion or mare, and includes a fourgeneration pedigree, a summary of the horses performance accomplishments, a. This roster of sires has garnered for the ranch such awards as. Doc bar was foaled in 1956, and his sire was lightning bar, a son of three bars tb. Defying the age of specialization, legends books unite all fans of the american quarter horse. His breeding was mostly unknown, with only two lines.
You know the old saying, too many cooks spoil the broth. Ground breaking construction of the hall of fame museum began in 1989. Legends by western horseman, western horseman alibris. Diamonds sparkle was registered as number 1,004,317 with the american quarter horse association or aqha. More than color paint horse legends, volume 2 features 20 more stories of the breeds greatest foundation stallions, mares and geldings, as told by the pioneering men and women who know them best. Features articles about legendary quarter horse stallions and mares who gain. Many great horses have played key roles in the quarter horse breed, and this book profiles some of the early day legends mostly stallions, but also a few mares. The books have covered racehorses, cutters, reiners, rope horses, halter horses, cow horses, working ranch horses, western pleasure horses and allaround show horses that excel in everything from trail to western riding. Many great horses have played key roles in the quarter horse breed, and this book profiles some of the early day legends mostly stallions, but also a few. Legends 7 highlights the lives of horses that built an industry, as told by. A famous sire of quarter horses, three bars was a registered thoroughbred racehorse before going on to become a member of the american quarter horse association s or aqha american quarter horse hall of fame in 1989. The second installment of the quarter horse legends series is not as long as the first but longer than the subsequent volumes. Wimpy p1, the first horse listed, is a texas champion. In recent years he has authored wire to wirethe walter merrick story, spotted pride, and king p234.
Western horseman 2112 montgomery st fort worth, tx 76107 western horseman store customer support 18008746774. She was registered as a 1974 palomino mare, bred and owned by m. Still, page length notwithstanding, this does get tedious at times. All the joes were legends in their own right, and joe cody was no different. Legends, volume 6 profiles outstanding quarter horse stallions that have had a significant impact on the breed. The western horseman legends series are designed to capture and preserve the history of the american quarter horse by profiling the breeds mostinfluential stallions and mares. Outstanding quarter horse stallions and mares volume 1 9780911647266 by ciarloni, diane and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books.
Other horses featured became household names during the early years of the association. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. A dynamic new accounting of the golden years of the quarter horse. This book profiles more of the horses who have gained fame in the quarter horse industry. These horses and their progeny have dominated several disciplines, including racing, halter, western pleasure, cutting, reining, working cow horse, and barrel racing. Some of the featured stallions played key roles in the formation of the breed, before the american quarter horse association was established in 1940. Each chapter features a particular horse, and includes a story detailing the horses life, photographs, a fourgeneration pedigree. This volume easily the most diverse in the series features top halter, cutting, reining and western pleasure bloodlines. Equine research quarter horse reference books by don wagoner for sale complete set including.
Profiles of some of the earlyday legends of the quarter horse breed. Leo was a speed horse and one of the alltime great sires. Features articles about 23 influential quarter horse stallions and mares who gained fame in the early days of the aqha. Frank holmes has been penning horserelated feature articles and books for more than 40 years. Australian legends our history of outstanding quarter horses. This volume easily the most diverse one in the series features top halter, cutting, reining, western pleasure and barrel racing lines. Winner of the all american futurity and the all american derby, ronas ryon born 1984 only finished off the board in a quarter horse race once in twentythree starts, winning eighteen of his starts, and placing second in four.
From his personal involvement in the quarter horse industry during its formative years, ralph dye has authored many articles in the various publications with. Diamonds sparkles dam was out of a mare that traced to three. Outstanding quarter horse stallions and mares volume 4. Foaled april 8, 1940, three bars was sired by percentage and out of myrtle dee. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. The first installment of this very popular series features some of the greatest names in quarter horse history. Listed in alphabetical order for more information click on the pictures. This volume profiles 17 stallions and 3 mares, many of whom rank among the most influential quarter horses that ever lived. The 26 chapters include profiles of such greats as wimpy, king p234, poco bueno, doc bar, leo, joe reed, joe hancock and three bars. Just like the previous two legends books, this one also profiles a number of stallions and several mares who gained fame in the american quarter horse. The american quarter horse association begins to register list all quarter horses. Outstanding quarter horse stallions and mares, volume 3.
Horseman legends series, this 236page book profiles the following legendary horses. His owners at the time of registration were catherine a and chaning peake of lompoc, california. Clabber 19361947 aqha hall of fame iron horse coys bonanza 19591976 driftwood 19321960 gonzales joe bailey. By diane c simmons the first installment of this very popular series features some of the greatest names in quarter horse history. Each book contains the stories of famous stallions and mares that have impacted the history of the american quarter horse breed. As one of the premier rare book sites on the internet, alibris has thousands of rare books, first editions, and signed books available. Legends 4 carries on the tradition of its predecessors, profiling great horses who have significantly influenced the quarter horse breed. See more ideas about horses, american quarter horse and horse breeds. July 31, 2017 at lastanother volume in western horseman s popular series of legends books. Mostly the chapters on specific horses focus on their major wins, the wins of their offspring and not much else. Four mares and stallions comprise this volume, which includes both tales that predate the 1940 formation of the american quarter horse association, and contemporary stories whose ultimate conclusions may not be known for years to come. Frank holmes has been penning horse related feature articles and books for more than 40 years. Each chapter features a particular horse, and includes a story detailing the horses life, photographs, a fourgeneration pedigree, and a summary of the horses performance record and sire or production record.
American quarter horse hall of fame last updated on. Kid meyers the first aqha supreme champion from the book, the real american quarter horse. Doc bar 19561992 was a quarter horse stallion that was bred to be a racehorse, became an outstanding halter horse, and in his sire career revolutionized the cutting horse industry. Legends volume 9 profiles 17 stallions and 3 mares, many of whom rank among the most influential quarter horses that ever lived. As a former staff writer for western horseman magazine, holmes coauthored volumes 2 through 7 of the legends series, and authored the hank wiescamp story. In the early years of the american quarter horse industry, leo was known primarily as a sizzling speed horse. House said of leo, when he was born, he resembled a mature horse, or what a mature quarter horse stallion should look like, and kept those looks all his life. The profiles include over 175 photos of these amazing horses and the people who helped make them famous. The quarter horse legends books were careful to acknowledge influences of other breeds notably, the various successful thoroughbred infusions over the years. Features articles about legendary quarter horse stallions and mares who gained fame in the early days of the aqha, or who had a profound effect on the breed. Legends 7 offers the latest installment in a series designed to capture and preserve the history of the american quarter horse by profiling the breeds most influential stallions and mares. There are many excellent and informative books available today on the history of the american quarter horse and the famous king ranch in texas. Tiny watch photos and excerpts from speed and the quarter horse by nelson nye outofprint. From smart little lena to gunner and first down dash to.
Australian legends the history of outstanding quarter. The series are available at the western horseman bookstore. The distinction is earned by people and horses who have contributed to the growth of the american quarter horse and have been outstanding over a period of years in a variety of categories. Quarter horse stallions we are honored to stand some of the worlds finest american quarter horse stallions, including top performance, race and ranch horses. Clabber was registered as number 507 with the american quarter horse association or aqha. Helen michaelis, history of the quarter horse, the aqha stud book and registry, 1 2, 1943 a. Well, its a load of hogwash whatever that is because more than one author in the third book of the legends series for quarter horses, written by 4 or so authors, was much better than the first legends book, written by just one guy and was as dull as dishwater not that i have ever drunk dishwater to discover if its dull. This book however, covers the development of the australian quarter horse history, which began a relatively short time ago with the 1954 arrival of the first four king ranch stallions vaquero. His interests have always been centered on the historical aspects of the western horse breeds, and his broadbased knowledge of the origins of the quarter horse, paint, appaloosa and palomino registries have established him as one of the preeminent equine historians of all time. While this one does that the pedigree charts plainly state when a horse was not a paint it feels more subtle. This book also features a history of the american quarter horse associations early registration policies. New, used, rare and outofprint horse books for sale. From smart little lena to gunner and first down dash to zips chocolate chip, the lineup is filled with horses that still influence all aspects of quarter horse. Frank holmes has been penning horse related feature articles and historical books for more than 35 years.
His stud book entry lists him as a bay horse meaning stallion in this situation foaled in 1932, and bred by mr. Her sire was a son of blondys dude out of a mare that traced to wimpy p1 and oklahoma star p6. It covers performance titles earned by all quarter horses from the beginning of a. An excerpt from speed and the quarter horse by nelson nye. The name joe is synonymous with american quarter horse stallions. The very rare volume one 1972 edition which was the first printing. Each chapter features a particular horse, and includes a story detailing the horses life, photographs, a fourgeneration pedigree, and a summary of the horses performance record and. Legends 6 offers the latest installment in series designed to capture and preserve the history of the american quarter horse by profiling the breeds mostinfluential stallions and mares. Driftwood was registered as number 2833 with the american quarter horse association or aqha. Legends outstanding quarter horse stallions and mares edited by pat close western horseman magazine, 20012010.609 620 356 1277 472 297 590 1107 962 1115 641 1242 963 438 206 1076 194 125 812 647 398 106 103 785 407 332 410 888 1359 1069 1180 1274