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Here Comes The Boon and Lance Johnston, pictured after winning the 2019 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity. The roan stallion's victory would make him the top-earning reined cow horse of 2019. • Photo by Kate Bradley Byars

In The Blood: Broodmare Sire Effect & Here Comes The Boon

When studying a pedigree, we look at the sire record for the stallion and a produce record for the mare for analysis. It seems obvious that we need good stallions and mares to produce good foals, but many have come to realize the significance of a quality mare and the broodmare sire effect in the production of a foal.