Reference Sires


Legacy, a bay stallion, produces colts that have excellent minds and ability. They are winners as reined cowhorses, rope horses and great ranch horses. We have eight of his fillies as broodmares. They cross great with Docs Cody Chex. His colts have great feet and legs with most in #1 shoes. The colts are stoppers and are loaded with cow. Casey won the Nevada All-Around Working Cowhorse Competition held in Winnemucca, in 2003 on Snips Legacy Chex and she also placed in the top 10 in the ImNNRCHA year-end standings in the Limited Open Bridle. She has also been the Reserve Bridle Horse at the NV Stallion Stakes held in Elko and the 2001 ImRCHA Limited Open Bridle Champion. Miss Casino Chex won the Cowhorse Classic Stock Horse Challenge held in Winnemucca in March of 2004. In 2002 she was the NV All-Around Working Cowhorse Competition Hackamore Champion, placed third in the Maturity at the Flinders Memorial, and was in the top 10 of the NRCHA year-end standings in the Limited Open Hackamore. These mares have won the All-Around Stock Horse title at the Harney County Fair.

“Cody” was the first stallion I owned and trained. I had seen a lot of his siblings perform in cowhorse events and we were interested in breeding to his sire. We went to Sid Tucker’s in Homedale, ID to see his sire Bueno Chex Too. Sid took us out to look at the stud and the colts. Cody was in a pasture of long yearlings and was a real standout even though he was small. We decided to buy him from Sid and breed some of our “Legacy” mares at home. He was very prolific and we have a lot of his daughters in our breeding program today that are crossing very well with our younger sires.

Last Chex, a palomino stallion, impressed us with his breeding and looks when we bought him. We liked him even better when we rode him and used him on the ranch. He can really travel, is kind, loaded with cow, very talented and trainable. Now that the colts have arrived we think he is outstanding. The colts are real pretty headed, good boned, big hipped and great movers. They are real pretty colored too. Last Chex’s sire “Mister Colonel Bar” was the 1989 PCCHA Open Futurity Champion and the sire of proven performance horses.

We had a misfortune to lose our senior stallion “Pistol” on December 4, 2019 to colic. As with all unforeseen loss’s you sometimes don’t realize how much you lost until it’s gone. We enjoyed a good business partnership with Linda Bunch and fortunately we both have several of his daughters in our pastures. My brother Casey has a good young stud by him he calls Patriot. We have the 2020 crop arriving now and that will be the last of his to come.

We are really pleased with the progeny he is siring and look forward to showing some of his babies in cowhorse events. We started three of his first crop of 2 year olds this winter and they are good movers with sensible dispositions. “Drifter” has been getting his turn as a using horse at the Shelman Ranch and he’s a handy cowhorse that is always a pleasure to be around. We look for him to continue to pass on his good looks, brains, athleticism and cowsense. We enjoy working with his colts and think you will also. An investment in his colts will be good property for years to come.

We purchased “Tee” as a yearling at the Polo Ranch Dispersal Sale in Oklahoma. He was 3rd at the Montana Futurity and the Two Rein Champion at the Nevada All Around Stockhorse Championship. He was a hard stopper and sired some good cowhorses. We have a couple of his daughters in the broodmare band. He is also sire of Lot 36 and grandsire of Lot 43 in this year’s sale.

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