The Best Bloodlines

The stunning Cowpokes Six Shooter, consigned by Haythorn Land and Cattle Co. carries his grandfather's trait of being extra cowy. (Courtesy photo)

By Krista Lucas

Ranches are known for having working cow horses to get daily jobs done. Some even produce their own stock, breeding from a long line of proven horses.

Over the years, bloodlines have been refined for a specific discipline, but many of today’s horses go back to several of the same famous ancestors.
Numerous cow horses go back to certain well-known horses such as Doc Bar. Many cowboys prefer the cutting bloodlines but are recently seeing horses being out-crossed to running blood as well.

High Brow Cat is a staple in the Waggoner Ranch’s breeding program, with many of their horses going back to the great cutting horse.
The 1988 stallion is the world’s leading performance horse sire, producing many winners in and out of the arena. To read more pick up the March 2016 issue of NTFR.