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Triple Cutter Bill

Triple Cutter Bill in 2006

Triple Cutter Bill moves to Texas and his historic roots!

NEWS FLASH!

He has been leased from Larry by the Burgess-Herring Ranch of Stinnett, Texas. The Herring Ranch was founded by C. T. Herring.

It was Herring that turned Golden Chief over to R. L. Underwood. Golden Chief was the foundation sire for Underwood's Copperbottom breeding program. Thus the Herring Ranch is the original home of Golden Chief.

Triple 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.


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"Bloodlines N Pedigrees" is scheduled for printing SOON!  Watch for more information here.

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AUTHOR - PEDIGREE CONSULTANT - QUARTER HORSE BREEDER


Welcome!

Welcome to Thornton Quarter Horses, "The Working Lines" and the pursuit of breeding superior horses!

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 the 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 the modern 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 of horses.

"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
Phone: 806-878-2929

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  | Stallion Page

Bid on a breeding to Triple Cutter BIll
January 1st thru 31st, 2006:

Western States Cutting Horse Association
       2006 Stallion Service Auction.

Click to view pedigree and more information.
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.

       Larry Thornton

LARRY THORNTON
28322 Highway 64 West, London AR 72847     Phone: 479-885-3144
AUTHOR - PEDIGREE CONSULTANT - QUARTER HORSE BREEDER

 

 

LARRY THORNTON
28322 Highway 64 West, London AR 72847    
Phone: 479-885-3144

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