Monday, January 17, 2011

Hustlers Fabulous Too (Eddie)

This week I'm in Kansas City, attending a business meeting. Thankfully Dad is housesitting, and crittersitting for me, but I didn't ask him to blogsit for me. However, I don't want to be neglectful, so I decided to pre-post for a few days, just in case I'm not able to get to it in between my work obligations.

The problem was, I usually post my day-to-day activities. What could I possibly pre-post that would be of any interest?

The other day Kate of A Year with Horses gave me a great idea. I sure hope she doesn't mind me blatently stealing her idea. Also, be sure to visit her blog through this week. She's an excellent writer with deep insight into horse behavior--very interesting reading!

I hope that was enough to make it up to Kate :) The idea is, that I thought I'd post a little about my horses' pedigrees throughout the week. I am an admitted pedigree-junkie. I love looking at bloodlines to see what lines cross best, what lines produce what kind of looks or movers, what sort of personality or potential a horse might have based on its pedigree and basically learning about the accomplishments of those horses that mine are descended from. I suppose it links my love of genealogy with my love of horses.

Since 4 of my 5 horses are descended from my stallion Eddie, I thought I'd post about his pedigree first.

Eddie was registered as Hustlers Fabulous Too with APHA (American Paint Horse Association) and as Hustlersfabuloustoo with AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association).

He was a futurity grand champion the only time he was shown.

I did edit his breeder from this photo. It is because of his neglect of Eddie as to why this wonderful horse is no longer with us. I felt he didn't need to be represented in Eddie's past.

Eddie was sired by Ima Hustler Too, who was an APHA Champion (meaning he met the qualifications under the breed rules for this special honor, which includes earning points in halter and performance events). He earned 20 halter points, 54 performance points and ROM (Register of Merit) awards in Western Pleasure, Barrel Racing, and Pole Bending.

When he was 20 years old and living in Colorado, he was pulling bulls into chutes at the rodeos. He also produced APHA Champions. He was a true all-round sire. They just don't make them like that anymore....

Ima Hustler Too was sired by Red Sonny Dee, who sired many, many champions in AQHA & APHA. He sired 20 APHA Champions, 50 earnes of Superior Awards (in Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Riding and Trail), 95 earners of Register of Merits, 12 World Champions, 14 Reserve World Champions, and earners of a total of $ 65.916,64.

Red Sonny Dee was sired by Sonny Dee Bar, who is in the AQHA Hall of Fame.

Sonny Dee Bar was sired by Win or Lose, who was a halter point earner, an AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) Champion and sire of World Champions, Reserve World Champions, Superior Halter earners, Superior Performance earners, AQHA Champions, NCHA Money-earners, and Race Money-earners ($26,693).

Win or Lose was sired by AQHA Race Champion Mr Bar None.

Mr Bar None was sired by the legendary Three Bars.

Going back up to Red Sonny Dee, his dam was Toledo Kristy, who was an outstanding producer. She foaled Superior Performance offspring, AQHA Champion offspring, ROM Performance offspring, Halter Point Earners, AQHA offspring Record with 386 total points earned and 46 halter points earned out of six registered foals.

To make a long story short, Toledo Kristy was sired by AQHA Champion Toledo, who was sired by multiple champion producer Petit Homme who was sired by Little Man who was sired by AQHA Hall of Fame Inductee Old Sorrel.

Going back to Eddie's sire Ima Hustler Too, his dam was Cutie J Bar, a three-time APHA Champion producer and an APHA Champion in her own right.

Cutie J Bar's grandsire was Sugar Bars, earner of two AQHA halter points, an AQHA Race Register of Merit earner, an AQHA Hall Of Fame inductee and a leading sire, including:
Sire of Race money earners incl 2 Race Honor Roll; Connie Reba & Vanna Bar
Sire of AQHA Chs and Arena ROMs incl Honor Roll Reining; Jays Sugar Bars
Honor Roll Halter; Sugar Leda
Hi Pt Calf Roping Gelding; Bar Room
Superior W Pleas; Apollo Girl, Hesa Sugar, Sugars Cookie
Superior Eng Pleas; Bit O Sugar
Superior Reining; Jays Sugar Bars, Sugar Bar Dell
Superior Halter; Bar Flit, Bit O Sugar, Counterplay, Mr Cabin Bar, Otoe, Sugar Capri, Sugar Leda
Sire of NCHA Money earners.
Sire of 867 foals
50% FQH, 38% NFQHA

Sugar Bars, of course, was sired by Three Bars (see above).

Eddie's dam is Fabulous Too, an earner of 13 AQHA halter points.

Her sire was Luck Too, who placed 3rd at AQHA World in Halter and whom I've never been able to find a picture of, unfortunately. He was sired by Impressive Too, another AQHA Champion and he, in turn, was sired by Impressive.

Impressive goes back to Three Bars three times.

Luck Too (Eddie's grandsire) was out of a granddaughter of both AQHA Champion Poco Pine, and Zippo Pat Bars, pictured below.

Zippo Pat Bars was an AQHA Hall of Fame inductee and sire of Zippo Pine Bars who is also an AQHA Hall of Fame Inductee. Zippo Pat Bars was sired by Three Bars.

Fabulous Too's dam was sired by Jackie Bee, a recent AQHA Hall of Fame Inductee.

I'll stop there for now, but Eddie does go back to many of the great old horses, like Leo, King, Norfleet, Old Joe, Peter McCue and Oklahoma Star. If you'd like to see the breakdown of his pedigree, check out his entry on All Breed Pedigree.

Eddie had a really great pedigree, but he was also a great horse. He wasn't famous, like so many of his ancestors were, but he was loved more than most horses by the few that knew him.

My friend Vicki said it best when she described Eddie as "a human trapped in a horse's body." He was wise beyond his species. You could always count on him not only to exceed your expectations, but to make you laugh, and even, on a few occassions, to save the day.

His breeding was no accident, but it's because of an accident that he ended up in my life. I will forever be saddened by what he went through, but honored and grateful that I knew him.


Anonymous said...

I'm delighted that you decided to do this - it's fun when ideas get taken up and used by others (and thanks for your too kind words).

I'm glad you had some pictures of several of the mares - I think they get too short shrift sometimes because they produce fewer offspring, but they're so important. I wasn't able to find any photos of the mares in my horses' pedigrees.

Your guy did have some great ones in his background, but what was most important was who he was in himself.

Jessie McCandless said...

Thanks so much Kate! I think it's fun, too :) I'm lucky that I do have some of the photos of the mares as they are indeed difficult to find. I was in contact with the person who showed Cutie J Bar to her APHA Champion status and she said she'd send me a better photo, but I haven't gotten around to reminding her about it yet. She was an amazing mare that few people unfortunately know about. She's the dam of Reds Hustler who sired the famous Huslers Ole Man. She's also the dam of Lucky Sonny Dee.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Eddie sounds like quite a character in his own right. He's got some really nice horses in his background. And he himself was gorgeous. I'm sorry he's not with you anymore but I'm sure he loved you and the time spent together. Great post!

Nicole said...

oh that's such a great post to honor him!

Sydney_bitless said...

I am so glad Eddie was such a great guy. He did certainly have good breeding and qualities about him. So many stallions lack that much. I have to say because of Eddie I do like paints just a bit more. I have to say more than any other breed I have seen bad tempered or horses with bad conformation in paints, but you could be assured they would have good coat patterns. I think it was because of the "krazy kolor" phase that people just wanted spots and never looked at conformation. Thanks for keeping colour with conformation.

smazourek said...

Our horses are related! Distantly, but still.

Coriander's sire is Mr by Mr, by Mr Conclusive, by Conclusive, by Impressive.

Gwen's sire is Shade of Conclusive, his sire was Conclusive and his dam's sire was Zippo Pine Bar.

Their mother is by a stallion called Extensive who was also by Impressive.

Yeah, that's a ton of Impressive. Coriander is n/h but asymptomatic. Gwen is n/n, thank goodness.

Alan T Hainkel said...

Those are some gorgeous animals...I can see why you like them so much. :)

Rising Rainbow said...

Thanks for the walk through these horses. It's great to hear about their accomplishments too. I don't think you can every talk too much about pedigrees.

Jessie McCandless said...

Thank you, Arlene. I miss him very much and he was quality through and through, in every way imaginable. He touched many people with his wonderful personality. I'm really honored that I got to spend so much time with him.

Thanks, too, Nicole. I try not to brag too much about him, but I can't help it--he was amazing.

Jessie McCandless said...

Sydney, what a really wonderful compliment!! Thank you so much! He did have some color but he was definitely a horse of quality first, and I agree--that should always come before any krazy kolur krap LOL!!!

Jessie McCandless said...

Wow, Shannon, it sounds like Corriander has a really nice pedigree there (but I'm partial I suppose LOL). Glad to hear he's doing well. I know a lot of N/H horses that you'd never even know if they weren't tested. I always find it fascinating that some are symptomatic and others aren't. I'd love to see more research in that area--I think if we understood more about it, it would help ease a lot of fears about Impressive-bred horses. I love the line myself....

Jessie McCandless said...

Thank you, Alan :) I'm glad there's a little justification for me being horse-crazy LOL.

Rising--I agree! I could go all day long about pedigrees. I find it fascinating..... Your Arabians have a lot of history behind them, too. I don't know a lot about the breed but there certainly is a lot of pride behind the legacy of the breed!