Legends, Volume 9: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares

Legends_9_cover.Front3.31.2017Fort Worth, Texas. (July 31, 2017)  At last—another volume in Western Horseman’s popular series of Legends books! Legends, Volume 9 continues in the fine tradition of the previous eight volumes, recognizing and celebrating influential mares and stallions in the stock-horse industry.

This new volume chronicles the lives of 20 excep­tional Quarter Horses and the people affecting these horses’ lives. Here are just a few of the engaging details to be found in Legends, Volume 9.

  • To this day no one knows for sure why Millie Vessels bid on—and bought—First Down Dash.
  • Smart Chic Olena is the only horse to have won American Quarter Horse Association world titles in both cutting and reining.
  • His sire, Smart Little Lena, was first to claim the National Cutting Horse Association’s Triple Crown.
  • Multimillion-dollar sire Topsail Whiz, the son of a million-dollar sire, has sired million-dollar-sire sons — five of them.
  • Zips Chocolate Chip had a most unique marketing campaign and his own “Mini-Chip” next door.
  • The Ole Man, known as the “Energizer® Bunny” of equine sires, bred true in multiple ways, siring racehorses and halter and performance winners.
  • Goldseeker Bars is the only AQHA Supreme Champion to have sired another Supreme Champion.
  • Tanquery Gin’s name remains on his stall at the Four Sixes Ranch.

As always, each Legends, Volume 9, chapter includes the featured horse’s four-generation pedigree; photographs; halter, performance and race summary; and progeny record.

Paperback, 8 ½ x 11 inches, 256 pages, about 200 color photographs, $24.95. To order Legends, Volume 9, product #106, call 800-874-6774 or visit westernhorseman.com.

Western Horseman, established in 1936, is a monthly magazine covering ranching, western horsemanship, rodeo and equine events, and cowboy culture. The magazine is a member of the Morris Media Network Equine Group, which includes Barrel Horse News, Equine Journal, Quarter Horse News, HorseCity.com and trainingbarrelhorses.com. Morris Media Network Equine Group is owned by Morris Communications, a Georgia-based media company.

Fran D. Smith