Tinker With Guns Joins List of Million Dollar Sires

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is thrilled to announce another stallion has joined the prestigious list of NRHA Million Dollar Sires. Earlier this year, Tinker with Guns crossed the milestone, adding his name to the NRHA history books.

Tinker With Guns is a 2006 stallion by NRHA Fourteen Million Sire Gunner and out of Tinker Nic. Bred by Rancho Oso Rio LLC, the stallion is owned by Silver Spurs Equine.

Before entering the breeding shed, Tinker With Guns led a successful show career during which he amassed over $344,000 in NRHA lifetime earnings (LTE). He initially rode with NRHA Professional Randy Paul who piloted the stallion to a top-five finish in the 2009 NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity. Then, NRHA Eight Million Rider Andrea Fappani took the reins in 2011. The duo earned nearly $275,000 together with their top win came during the 2012 National Reining Breeders Classic.

“We are very proud of Tinker,” said owner Michael Miola. “In my opinion, he is one of the best of the Gunner line. His mother, Tinker Nic, is by the great Reminic. This is what makes Tinker very special. While it has been a while since Tinker was in the show pen, you must not forget that he won over $346,000 when the purses were much smaller than they are today. In order to compete in the show pen these days, you have to have a horse that is as sound as he/she is talented. The Gunner/Reminic lines bring that into all of Tinkers’ foals. The incredible stopping and turning power of Tinker is unmatched.”

Tinker With Guns produced his first foal crop in 2013. Ten years later, he has 96 NRHA money-earning offspring. Topping that list is the Rhodes River Ranch-bred Tinker With Dreams (This Chicsdundreamin). The 2014 stallion owned by Diamond Dub Quarter Horses has been piloted by notable riders over the years including NRHA Four Million Rider Casey Deary, Million Rider Dany Tremblay, and NRHA Professional Sean McBurney. These riders helped Shooter amass nearly $400,000 in NRHA LTE, with the top check coming earlier this year when Tremblay piloted him to a reserve championship at The Run For A Million’s Million Dollar Competition.

Top progeny for Tinker With Guns include:

  • Tinker With Dreams (This Chicsdundreamin) owned by Diamond Dub Quarter Horses and bred by Rhodes River Ranch, earning $396,183
  • Guns In My Genes (Taris Designer Genes), owned by Garrett Warren, earning $57,915, and bred by Rancho Oso Rio LLC
  • Whizin Off With Guns (Whizin Off Sparks), owned by Janet Rogers, earning $53,502, and bred by Rosanne Sternberg
  • Guns N Dreams (Brennas Dream), owned by Smoking Roosters PH LLC, earning $42,019, and bred by Loren Booth
  • Guns N Sparks (Whizin Off Sparks), owned by Jennifer Ludemann, earning $30,622, and bred by Rosanne Sternberg

NRHA is proud to recognize Tinker With Guns’ extraordinary accomplishment, as it underlines the ongoing growth and success of the reining community, and NRHA looks forward to witnessing the continued success of his offspring.