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Sannman is Crowned Brazos Bash Classic Non-Pro Champion

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Sannman is a rare gem! By the great Metallic Cat and out of the legendary The Smart Look, he should be on everyone’s list of stallions! His dam is No. 3 all-time cutting broodmare the only mare to produce three different Open Triple Crown event champions (NCHA Futurity, Super Stakes & Derby), that are by three different sires!

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Pigeons, Horses & Breeding to Win

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image001 webShane was sought out by a leading racing pigeon breeder during the NCHA Australian Futurity.

I’ve been contacted a lot over the past week since the last issue of the Quarter Horse News (QHN) Insider came out with the article written by Stacy Pigott titled “Breeding to Win.” Stacy originally wrote that article for the Dec. 15, 2014 issue of QHN. In it, we discussed numerous mating theories put into practice by some legendary horse breeders. Due to the inquires I've received over the past 10 days, I’ll share a little bit more on this topic today.

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Carrying On a Family Legacy

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Whenever I am asked what I do for a living, my wife cringes when I pull out the, “I sell sperm for a living.” For those who don’t know me, my humor can be a bit dry as I tend to just leave that one sit there a bit. It always goes over well at church when meeting someone new…

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Three Weeks Later and Everyone Is Still Talking

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In his 19th major limited-age event finals, Sannman thrilled everyone in the arena with a spectacular score of 221 in the Classic/Challenge Open finals at the NCHA Summer Spectacular!

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Stay positive, the sun will come up tomorrow!

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SDP image004 800Showing in the Australian Non-Pro Futurity

I traveled 28,000 miles in June on three continents, all related to my horse business of standing stallions. In between traveling abroad and attending the Australian and Brazilian cutting futurities, I attended three days of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Convention in Grapevine, Texas, as I serve as a director for Region 8. I’ll say that even though the mainstream media and politicians from both sides in this country preach doom and gloom, thus far in 2016, my experiences, especially those in June, have led me to be very optimistic about the future.

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Light N Lena Is an Industry Outlier

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Oxford defines outlier as: "a person or thing situated away or detached from the main body or system." In the world of cow horses, there has been three dominant sire lines over the past 10 years – High Brow Cat, Dual Rey and Peptoboonsmal. For the past two breeding seasons, we have been honored to stand one of the great sires of the industry, and by the numbers, he is a true outlier at stud!

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2016 Australia NCHA Futurity: A Smashing Success!

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SDP Buffalo Ranch was well represented at the Australia NCHA Futurity with a total of 25 finalists! Of those 25, 18 are by Hydrive Cat, six are by TR Dual Rey and one is by Light N Lena.

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Business Is Business

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SDP May23A new foal is always a good reason for optimism!

Yesterday, I was speaking with a good friend and client regarding the current horse market. He’s looking for a good investment opportunity. I have heard all the cliches about the horse business, such as this timeless classic: “If you want to be a millionaire in the horse business, you’ve got to start out with two!” I’ll be the first one to say that navigating the horse industry to make a profit is not for the faint of heart. There are so many facets and different factors to take into account that there is a steep learning curve. But I’ve learned that business is business, it doesn’t matter if it is horses, clothing or widgets. There are things that you can control and things you can’t. 

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Sannman Exceeds Expectations at His New Home

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Sannman is an exciting new addition to SDP Buffalo Ranch. He is royally bred, as he is by 2016 leading sire Metallic Cat and out of the legendary producer The Smart Look, the No. 3 cutting broodmare of all-time with more than $1.8 million in produce earnings. The red roan stallion is also negative/negative on the five-panel genetic test.

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The Start of Something New — With Shane Plummer

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Shane JaneShane and Jane PlummerToday I am starting something new. Today I am officially a blogger! I’ve never blogged in my life, so bear with me. In order for this blog to be of value to my readership, please feel free to let me know any topics or points of discussion you’d like me to write about.