ROSALYNN BLU has the best of both worlds running through her veins. As proven with Miss N Cash you can successfully breed the speed horse with the working cow horse and the result is an athletic, quick, cow-savvy, versatile equine. And the icing on the cake is the wonderful disposition that this mare has, inherited from her dam whom I also owned, and which she has always passed on to her offspring.
The intelligence and agility of the true-to-the-bone cow horse is seen in POCO TERESA, producer of ROM Arena horses, sired by POCO TIVIO, an AQHA Champion with an Arena ROM and producer of AQHA champions, High Point Performance, Superior Performance and ROM Arena offspring. POCO TIVIO was the full brother of POCO LENA who was honored in December 2004 with the title of Greatest Cutting Horse of All Time by NCHA members. POCO LENA and POCO TIVIO were sired by the legendary POCO BUENO who began his show career when he was named champion yearling stallion at the Texas Cowboy Reunion Quarter Horse Show. As a 4-year-old POCO BUENO'S cutting career started. He was so impressive in the cutting pen that the demands for him as a sire led to an early retirement and a place of honor in the Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. His influence is still being witnessed 35 years after his death in show rings and cutting pens around this country. ARGO GOLD HUSTLER is a ROM Arena winner and sired by QUINCY PALLEO who was a producer of ROM Race and ROM Arena offspring. PALLEO PEACHES, the dam of QUINCY PALLEO was a full sister to HOLEY SOX who was not only AA rated but also was a Superior Cutting Horse and earned his Arena ROM. And from the Haythorn Land & Cattle Co., the largest breeder of Quarter Horses in the United States, the EDDIE and the HANCOCK horses enter ROSALYNN BLU'S pedigree. These were hard-working horses, the kind of horses you needed to work cattle on the 90,000 acres in Nebraska that make up the Haythorn Land & Cattle Co. The EDDIE and HANCOCK horses from the Sandhills of Nebraska are true cow horses, athletic, durable and versatile, who perform well in the arena or out on the range and are a true asset to any pedigree.
The speed factor in ROSALYNN BLU'S pedigree traces back to some of the finest racing Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds of the land who have thrilled us with their thundering hooves across the racetracks of America and their breathtaking strides as they crossed the finish line. MOOLAH BARDELL was AA rated, received his ROM in Racing and Arena and went on to be the producer of ROM Arena offspring. As Larryanne C. Willis so aptly put in her book The Horse Breeding Farm, "Moolah Bardell, at seven years of age, is already a proven producer, passing on speed, maneuverability, confirmation, cow-sense, disposition, and color. With success like this, the time and expense involved in proving an appendix-registered Quarter Horse is well worth while." The sire of MOOLAH BARDELL, MOOLAH BUX (TB), was a stakes winner and a leading sire of ROM Race and money earners as well as producing ROM Arena horses. MOOLAH BUX was the 1963 3rd leading sire of 2-year-old TB winners in the nation and has a pedigree that extends all the way back to MAN O' WAR. CHANTELLA was AAA rated and an AQHA Champion and a producer of ROM Race and ROM Arena offspring. CHANTELLA was sired by WAR CHANT, AAA rated, a stakes winner and producer of ROM race offspring as well as AQHA champions including Superior Halter and ROM Arena horses. CHANTELLA was out of the great mare BARDELLA, AAA+ rated, Champion 3-year-old Running Filly of 1953 and Champion 2-yer-old Running Filly of 1952 who went on to produce ROM Race and AQHA champions, and who also has the distinction of being a full sister to LIGHTNING BAR, the sire of legendary DOC BAR. LIGHTNING BAR was AAA rated, an AQHA champion, a leading sire and maternal grandsire of ROM Race and money earners. He was the producer of Supreme Champions, AQHA Champions, Superior Halter and ROM Arena horses. And the love for the run is again seen in PALLEO PEACHES, noted above, who was also the full sister to PALLEO PETE who was AAA+ rated, Champion Quarter Horse Running Stallion and 2 Year Old Colt of 1954.
Yes, ROSALYNN BLU has it all. She is truly blessed with the best of the best when it comes to working cow horses, down in the dirt, ears pinned, head-to-head with a cow, as well as the speed and heart of those famous racing athletes who will forever run with the wind in the stories we have all read and heard. Thanks, Lynn and Rosie, for being there with me when this great mare came into my life, a beautiful May morning, 17 trips around the sun ago and still counting.