Shane Plummer holding stallion Hydrive Cat

Goodbye, My Friend

Hydrive Cat was humanely euthanized today, Oct. 15. It has been very hard leading up to this day, and now that it is done, there is a heaviness that will be with me for quite some time. It was the right thing to do. Watching that magnificent specimen deteriorate was so awful. “Hydrive” sustained a stifle […]
foal standing by mare

Prepare for the Future

The end of breeding season is fast approaching. Baby fever is slowing and, for the most part, all of those babies that were meant to be born have already hit the ground. As those newcomers grow strong and healthy, we are now faced with the question — what now? What do we do with the […]
Boon Too Suen profile

Boon Too Suen — You can expect EXTRAORDINARY results!

Boon Too Suen, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Champion Stallion and an earner of $263,795, needs no introduction. The stallion is by Equi-Stat Elite $26 Million Sire Peptoboonsmal and out of the three-time NCHA World Champion Meradas Little Sue (by Freckles Merada), a $1.6 million producer. We are well into the 2019 breeding season and […]
SDP Buffalo Ranch owner Shane Plummer addresses crowd

Decisions

Have you ever sat down to write something and stared at the blinking cursor waiting for yourself to type? That was me this morning with a blog entry due, the one you are now reading. How this works for me is something like this. I get an email on Monday saying, “Shane, will there be […]
SDP Buffalo Ranch stallion stalls

Political Correctness

Recently I experienced something I felt was wrong. A decision was made, and I felt the reasoning behind it was very unfair. Have you ever experienced this? Have you been a part of something that you felt was right and good, only for it to be deemed wrong? I would honestly be surprised if the […]
SDP Buffalo Ranch barn

Horse Econ 101

Let me tell you something you already know. Horses. Are. EXPENSIVE! Yep, I said it. Wow, is this game expensive! The path with horses is not in a straight line. It is not an accounting measure of adding up expenses and that equates a value. Horses are a game of doing everything you can to […]
Stallion One Roan Peptos

One Roan Peptos — A World-Class Athlete

Greatness might, at times, be thrown around too liberally. Marketing stallions is a competitive game and trying to find a niche is always fluid. But, this is about sharing greatness! One Roan Peptos is a generational stallion. The American market might not be as familiar with him, as his brilliant show career all took place […]
man on horse herding cattle at Home Place Land & Cattle Company

Welcome Home to Home Place Horse & Cattle Co.

We all know that High Brow CD was the highlight of Western Bloodstock’s The Evening Session sale, held during the 2018 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. We all watched $7 million rider Austin Shepard tear up as he spoke of High Brow CD, stating, “He is the best horse I have ever rode.” Chris […]
SDP Hy Rey Bound conformation shot

Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too!

I have grown up in the horse business, probably not in the way you think, though. Yes, I was used for labor in my parents’ business — nothing unreasonable, but I did learn how to work. I did not grow up with show horses or thinking that horsemanship was a fun thing. I grew up […]
SDP Buffalo Ranch stallion roster

Meet the Buffalo Ranch Stallions

Darren Moore, in his perfect voice, said over the speaker, “SDP Buffalo Ranch is bringing 18 stallions on Thursday, the 21st. Be sure to stop by, say ‘Hi,’ and meet the stallions from 4 to 7 p.m.” As I hear that, the checklist starts running through my mind, and that checklist is LONG. We absolutely […]