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Shane Plummer, pictured showing 2014 mare Dannika (Hydrive Cat x Light N Lily x Light N Lena)

Free to Choose

Last week, I showed one of my favorite cutting horses at the Brazos Bash in the Derby Non-Pro. I walked onto the arena floor, went through my pre-show ritual—which consists of stretching to the left, stretching to the right, touch my toes, touch my toes—and then I got on my horse. As I sat there […]
Cattalou colt kissing Chico

How Much For That One?

People wonder why a particular horse is worth more than another. How can one horse be priced high and another horse be valued much lower? As with any other item for sale, it all comes down to market value. A Rolls-Royce is worth more than a Honda, and a Louis Vuitton purse is worth more […]
James Payne and PG Heavily armed cutting a cow

Armed for Success!

We are not going to war, but we are armed and dangerous! PG Heavily Armed is the latest addition to the SDP Buffalo Ranch Stallion Roster. PG Heavily Armed has had back-to-back championships with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open Championship and then the West Texas Futurity Mercuria/NCHA World Series of […]

He’s No Ordinary Animal

We all saw the Metallic Cat National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Open finals. We all heard the thunderous cheering and the excitement that went on. Lee Francois is no stranger to the podium, and this Derby was no different. On board the exceptional stud The Animal, he took home a victory! We […]
Paul Hansma and Hydrive Chic

Success Comes in the Genes

As the NCHA Triple Crown for the 2017-2018 season came to an end we had to go back and study results and acknowledge those who had success. There is a joy in every side of the game. It is not only the rider who is having success when the horse makes the finals, there is […]
Shane Plummer with Laredo Blue

24/7…365

The 2018 breeding season is in the books! It is officially in our rearview mirror. I sincerely thank our owners for allowing us the opportunity to manage their stallions. And, to our many mare owners – without you, we wouldn’t be here. But there is no time to reminisce; we can only look forward here […]
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Boon Too Suen – New Ownership, New Location, Same Extraordinary Stallion

We are very excited to announce that Boon Too Suen is now standing at SDP Buffalo Ranch under the new ownership of Creek Plantation. We would like to thank Rose Valley Ranch and Weatherford Equine Breeding Center for making this transition seamless. Boon Too Suen, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Champion Stallion and […]
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The Importance of Character

Recent events have led me to center my blog today on something I think is rather important. I believe that every generation looks back on the preceding generation and says to themselves, “Wow, look how far we have fallen.” I think of my grandparents’ generation – THE GREATEST GENERATION. They are universally accepted as the […]

Happy Dam Mother’s Day!

Yes, I wrote that title. You’re welcome. It’s a very special day, indeed. Mothers must be cherished all year, but especially on “their” day. The two most important women in my life – without a doubt – have been my mother and the mother of my five children, my beloved wife. Abraham Lincoln said, “All […]