Young Guns Kitty (Deceased)
NCHA Earnings $29 000+
YOUNG GUNS KITTY
In the fall of 1997, my wife, Lise and I flew to Fort Worth and arrived there a day or two before the preliminary rounds of the NCHA futurity were over. We had attended the futurity in 1995 and even bought a mare, Tivio Vanita Bars, dam of Big Red Solano LTE $260,000, there. So we knew our way
around a bit.
We picked up the car we had arranged to rent and made a quick stop at the Will Rogers Coliseum to get a feel of the Futurity, also a stop at the sales ring to get a Horse sale catalogue, to study while we traveled. This was to be a buying trip and I was going to do some homework first. We drove south through Waco, Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, doing the tourist things there. On the way back north we turned in at Alice, Texas and unannounced, dropped in at the King Ranch. Things were really quiet there but we had the good fortune of running into Dr. John Toews, the head horse
veterinarian there. He had been the leader of the breeding team during the glory days of the ranch, and graciously showed us some of the brood mares, the breeding pens and chutes, AND Mr San Peppy.
In the course of our visit, Dr. John said that the ranch had sent some choice mares up to Young Gun for breeding, so we would not get to see them. But that got me thinking of Young Gun as a sire.
After a return trip to Ft Worth and a time at the Futurity, we traveled thru east Texas to Texarkana and then into south Arkansas to Magnolia, where we had a horse customer, who had also boarded three mares we had hauled down for breeding that spring, as well as a mare we had bought from him. It was just a check up trip as we had not met him previously.
Finding things in good order there we hurried back to Ft Worth and the sales. We chose the sale that Drummond Land and Cattle Cutting Horses were having their dispersal at and sat and watched and waited. We bought two mares. A barely broke maiden mare, Play with Jewels by Lenas Jewel Bars and a mare that had limited showing, Young Guns Kitty, $18,000 earnings. Both mares were carrying the service of Docs Stylish Oak. He sold the same day for a cool $500,000.
The mares were very expectant and we arranged to board them in Texas until spring, as January and new born foals just don’t work together good in Canada. Within 5 weeks we had a filly from both mares, and we were on our way.
Peppers Pretty Kitty x Too Much Pepper
Cats Highclass Kitty x High Brow Cat ('03 Mare)
- NCHA earner of $12 000+
Scootin Young Gun x Smart Little Scoot ('04 Stallion)
- Currently standing at Thomson Livestock Ltd.