Hiss N Vinegar put on a clinic Wednesday, October 5, in the 7-Year-Old Open competition, sauntering into the herd with Geoffrey “Spud” Sheehan at the helm. For the earner of more than $300,000, it was likely just another day at the office.
She went on to mark a 228, clinching the Brazos Bash 7-Year-Old Championship and earning $45,000 for breeders and owners Jeffery and Jennifer Foland.
“Every time I’ve shown her, she’s been phenomenal,” Sheehan said. “She’s really easy to go into [the herd]. That’s what she does. Whatever you want, she’s always there.”
The Brazos Bash took place on Sheehan’s home turf of Bosque Ranch – owned by Taylor Sheridan. One could guess Sheehan was feeling extra pressure to perform, but according to Sheehan, he was just hoping for the best.
“You always want to do good, but I don’t go in with expectations because then you can be disappointed. [There are] highs and lows, and anything can happen,” Sheehand said. “Be prepared and watch your cows.”
Piloted by Sheehan since the beginning of her 6-year-old year, Hiss N Vinegar (Dual Smart Rey x Hissy Cat x High Brow Cat) has continued to add titles to her bankroll, including the 2021 6/7-Year-Old Open Championship at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes where she earned $23,095.
“She’s got a big stop, she’s super smart and she likes to win money,” Sheehan said.
As the Brazos Bash continues to roll on in Weatherford, Texas, owner Jennifer Foland is scheduled to take the reins in the 7-Year-Old Non-Pro Tuesday, October 11.
Reserve Champion in the Brazos Bash 7-Year-Old Open was Summer Time Fun and James Payne, who scored a 225 for $35,000 in earnings. Summer Time Fun (Metallic Cat x Hey Georgy Girl x Wild Thing DNA) is owned by Ty Moore.