Paul Hansma and Hydrive Chic
Paul Hansma aboard SCR 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 […]

Talented Show Mares Top Cutting Horse Sale

The conclusion of the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales was as exciting as the start. Talented show mares were a hot commodity in the Watt Arena on the Sunday, Dec. 10, event. Consigned by Tommy Manion Inc., Miss Meow sold as Hip No. 6036 with an embryo by Equi-Stat Elite $9 […]

The Stars Have Aligned!

If the reining industry had royalty, well, ARC Gunnabeabigstar would be KING! This stellar 2011 palomino stallion – by the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) leading sire, Gunnatrashya, and out of the No. 1 NRHA horse of all time, Wimpys Little Chic – is indeed the definition of greatness. There’s never been a stallion like […]

Code of the West

The Code of the West A cowboy’s word is his sacred bond. Bargains sealed with a handshake are more binding than legal documents. Be loyal to the boss and the brand. Be thankful for your job. Lay down your life, if necessary, for the privilege of defending your outfit. Be proud of your occupation. Be […]

A Rich Heritage and Legacy to be Proud Of!

The family business was sold twice (1998 & 2001), both times the new owners regrettably mismanaged our time-proven model. Those lessons were hard to learn, but won’t be forgotten. Never again to let someone else take the reins of control.