Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1990
Poco Bueno. The English translation reads, "pretty good." It is a wishy-washy compliment for one of the most influential sires of the 1940s, '50s and '60s.
Foaled in 1944, Poco Bueno was by King P-234 and out of Miss Taylor. The plain brown colt did not possess his sire's regal blood bay color, and he was a late bloomer.
In October of 1945, Hankins loaded the colt and some other horses, and hauled them to San Angelo, Texas. E. Paul Waggoner of the Waggoner Ranch bought the brown yearling for $5,700.
Waggoner shipped the stallion to his Three D Stock Farm in Arlington, Texas, and began showing Poco Bueno. The brown colt won several shows such as the Denver National Western Stock Show and Southwestern Exposition & Fat Stock Show.
Bob Burton broke the two-year-old to ride, but it was Pine Johnson who showed the brown stallion to cutting fame. Johnson took Poco Bueno to the toughest competitions, and the duo consistently raked in the prizes.
Waggoner then sent Poco Bueno back to the arena to earn his AQHA Champion title. The stallion earned the award at the same time as his daughter Poco Lena.
Poco Bueno sired 405 registered foals. Of these, 36 were AQHA Champions, and three are in the National Cutting Horse Association's Hall of Fame: Poco Mona, Poco Stampede and the renowned Poco Lena.
Fagan once said, "To tell you the truth, Poco Bueno was the greatest horse I've ever been with, and I've been around a lot of them. He was easy to handle. Gentle. And smart. Nearly all his colts were the same way."
The brown stallion died in 1969, and was buried standing up across from the ranch entrance. A four-ton granite marker marks the special spot.
Poco Bueno was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1990.
Poco King Tuck
Am 21. Juli 1998 verlor die QH-Industrie einen der letzten Söhne von Poco Bueno, dem berhmtesten Sohn von King 234, Poco King Tuck. Der Hengst befand sich zur Zeit seines Todes im Besitz von Lana Madison aus Winchester, Kanada.
Der braune Hengst wurde 1969 aus der Stute Lady Illini, von Illini King geboren. Lana Madison kaufte "Tucks", wie er genannt wurde, 1992 von Waggoner Estate.
"Er war einer der nettesten Hengste, die man sich auf einer Farm wnschen kann," erzŠhlt Frau Madison. "Wir begruben ihn neben seinem Halbbruder, Poco Blunder. Sein letztes Fohlen ist ein Hengstfohlen aus einer Blunder-Tochter."
Der allerletzte Zuchthengst von Poco Bueno ist wahrscheinlich Poco Ojos Grande. Sein Besitzer, Mel Belcher aus Holiday, Texas, verkaufte dieses Jahr ein 4-Monate altes Hengstfohlen von Poco Ojos Grande, aus einer Stute von Poco Bueno Tom, fr $17.000,- an David Dillard aus Pontotoc, Missouri.
Mr Clyde Hancock
Clyde is out of an own daughter of Blue Valentine and a double bred Blue Valentine Stud. Clyde also traces three more times to Joe Hancock thru Texas Bluebonnet. Genetically 37.5% Blue Valentine. Clyde has the breeding and the ability to produce the top arena horse in the southwest. Clyde's disposition made him easy to work with, and he gave this wonderful trait to all his colts. Clyde produced a high % of ROAN color and his foals are very uniform in conformation. The true mark of a great stallion is in his offspring. Clyde has a beautiful head, huge hip, great conformation, and out produces himself in the quality of his colts.
Clydes Blue Pearl:
Auszug aus der Besitzer-HP (www.hayday-ranch.de) über Pearl:
Pearl`s Abstammung ist in Deutschland eine Rarität: Sie ist liniengezogen Blue Valentine / Joe Hancock, eine beliebte Abstammung für "echte" amerikanische Ranchpferde, wie sie noch heute auf den großen US-Ranches für alle Arbeiten rund um die Rinder eingesetzt werden.