Reference Sires


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.

Patriots Pistol
Patriots Pistol is proving to be an outstanding sire and we are seeing his great disposition in the colts he is producing. He represents many of the good bloodlines from the Shelman Family breeding programs. His colts are athletic and have good conformation. Patriot has a lot of cow sense and eye appeal. We are offering yearlings by him this year.
Patriots Pistol
Will Jerrico Doc is our chestnut Stallion. “Jerrico” is easy to handle no matter wherever we have him. Good disposition and excellent build at 15 hands. He has bone, withers, and foot. Nice mover and travels well. He has been producing colts for us since 2019. We are very pleased with these colts and how he is crossing on our mares.
Patriots Pistol
We went to Fort Worth to the SBF Sale and shopped the yearling colts last fall. We were excited with our selection and have high hopes for this colt. Started him under saddle this winter and rode him about 30 days. He is a gentleman and rides really good. Plan to test breed him to a couple of our best mares this spring and continue training him for Reined Cowhorse competition. By up and coming sire “Meteles Cat”, 2014 AQHA Jr. World Champion Cutting Horse and earner of $400,000 and out of a great performer and producer “Arosesuchaclatter” NCHA earner in excess of $300,000 and produce record in excess of $200,000. April 28, 2022…expecting 2 babies by “Steel” any day now out of Blonde Hobby and Pistols Bay Babe.
The General
“The General” is a Hastags colt out of a Docs Stylish Oak mare. He was raised by 808 Ranch. They offered him at the Reno Sale this last fall and we were excited to bring him home. He is a pleasure to be around and we have loved starting him. Smooth, very balanced, and cowy. Hashtags is the leading sire out of Metallic Cat. We look forward to adding his talent and blood to our program.

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.

Hadleys Legacy, was a bay stallion that produces colts with excellent minds and are known for their versatility in many disciplines. Theses colts are natural stoppers and are loaded with cow. Snips Legacy Chex won the Nevada All-Around Working Cowhorse Competition held in 2003 and she also placed in the top 10 in the ImNNRCHA year-end standings in the Limited Open Bridle, she was also the 2001 Reserve Bridle Horse at the NV Stallion Stakes and the ImRCHA Limited Open Bridle Champion. She is also the mother to Patriots Pistol, our lead sire. Miss Casino Chex was the 2002 NV All-Around Working Cowhorse Competition Hackamore Champion, placed third at Flinders Memorial Maturity, was in the top 10 of the NRCHA year-end standings in the Limited Open Hackamore, and won the 2004 Cowhorse Classic Stock Horse Challenge. These mares, as well as, other Hadleys Legacy offspring have won the All-Around Stock Horse title at the Harney County Fair. “Legacy” is still a great influence on our breeding program.

“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.

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.

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.

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