Thornton Quarter Horses, "The Working Lines" and the pursuit of breeding
I credit any
success I have as a pedigree researcher and consultant to the people I
have interviewed over the years. B. F. Phillips, Jr. was the first great horseman and breeder to give me
an interview, and his input made my first article a success. Since then, I have been able to visit with many
great horseman in our industry, giving me a chance to learn about
some famous breeding programs, their great horses and their breeding
philosophies. One of my goals is to pass that information on to others in hopes that
we can all breed better horses.
I'm currently developing a breeding
program around a young stallion, Triple Cutter Bill, and a select band of mares
that form the base of my breeding program. Included are
two granddaughters of Continental King, a grand-daughter of Cutter Bill, a linebred Leo San mare and a granddaughter of Doc’s Hickory.
With considerable interest, I have studied
great early AQHA breeder, R. L. Underwood, who based his breeding program
on the Copperbottom bred
stallion, Golden Chief. Copperbottom was the foundation sire of the second oldest family of
Quarter Horse. The Copperbottom’s were noted cow horses of early Texas,
and the greatest contributor to the modern Copperbottom branch
is the AQHA Hall of Fame stallion, Cutter Bill. Our new young stallion carries three crosses to Cutter Bill, and is
our link to this great bloodline and our efforts to perpetuate this line
"Triple" began training in June, 2004 with Robert Bench of Mansfield,
Arkansas at his Rocking B Ranch.
Triple has moved to the Burgess-Herring Ranch,
Stinnett, Texas, where he will begin standing at stud in May, 2006.
Burgess Herring Ranch
10525 Herring Ranch Rd
Stinnett, Texas 79083
He will be used by C. C. Burgess, Burgess-Herring
Ranch owner and Jim Scudday, Burgess-Herring Ranch manager, to reintroduce
the Golden Chief blood back into their breeding program.
Triple is 3 X 4 X 3 linebred to Cutter Bill .
Cutter Bill is 3 X 4 X 3 linebred to Golden Chief.
View extended pedigree |
Bid on a breeding to Triple Cutter BIll
January 1st thru 31st, 2006:
States Cutting Horse Association
2006 Stallion Service Auction.
Photo at 2 years
So, welcome to Thornton
Quarter Horses, "The Working Lines" and the pursuit of breeding good
horses. I hope you enjoy our web site and look forward to your comments
and encouragement as fellow breeders.