Legendary Quarter Horses found in our Bloodlines

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Poco Bueno Skipper W Three Bars Topsail Whiz
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Poco Bueno 1944-1969; Brown; King x Miss Taylor

Stallion Show Record
Hall of Fame, '90 AQHA Inductee
AQHA Champion, '53
ROM Performance, '57
Halter Point Earner
Performance Point Earner
Total Points Earned: 45; Halter Points: 37; Perf Points: 8; Stallion
Offspring Record
Hall of Fame Offspring, AQHA & NCHA
Superior Halter Offspring
Superior Performance Offspring
AQHA Champion Offspring
ROM Performance Offspring
NCHA Money-earners
Halter Point Earners
Performance Point Earners
AQHA Offspring Record
Total Points Earned: 7,297.5; Reg Foals: 405; Number Shown: 215; Point
Earners: 190; Halter Points Earned: 3,546; Halter Point Earners: 165;
Superior Halter Awards: 21; Performance Points Earned: 3,751.5;
Performance Point Earners: 124; Performance ROMS: 87; Superior
Performance Awards: 13; AQHA Champions: 36; Total Superior Awards: 34;
Total ROM's: 87; High Point Wins: 8; Leading Sire List
AQHA Performance List: #26 All-time leading sire of perf ROM qualifiers
- 84; #3 All-time leading sire of Open AQHA Champions - 36; #8 All-time
leading broodmare sire of AQHA Champions - 23
Other Information
Breeder: Jess Hankins, Arcadia, CA; Owner: Paul E. Waggoner, Vernon, TX

He was purchased by E. Paul Waggoner in 1945 for $5,700 and he stood 14.3 hands and weighed 1,150 pounds. His show career started when he was named champion yearling stallion at the Texas Cowboy Reunion Quarter Horse Show in Stamford. He was grand champion stallion in the '40's at Denver's National Western Stock Show, the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show in Fort Worth, State Fair of Texas in Dallas and the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City. As a 4-year-old, in 1948, Poco Bueno started his performance career as a cutting horse, and his amazing ability helped him to quickly acquire an impressive record - and a legion of fans. After AQHA started keeping show records in 1951, Waggoner sent Poco Bueno back out to earn the title of AQHA Champion, which he earned at the same time as his daughter, Poco Lena. Perhaps one of the most successful matings of Poco Bueno was that with a plain headed mare named Sheilwin. This produced the mares Poco Tivio and Poco Lena. Poco Lena was described as having the head of a princess and the rump of a washer woman. She was a legendary cutting horse and has been inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame. Poco Tivio also contributed to the breed by giving us the foals Peponita, Doc's Lynx, Doc's Hotrodder, and Doc's Prescription. Poco Bueno sired 405 registered foals. Thirty-six became AQHA Champions. Poco Lena, Poco Mona, and Poco Stampede have all been inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame. Put Poco Bueno in a cutting arena and he became a blur of lighting-fast speed. He and his sire, King P-234, were destined to become one of the industry's most famous father/son teams.

(STORY) There probably is nowhere in equine history, where a father/son team are as well known and famous as that of King and Poco Bueno. Very few people will say where the fame of the father left off, and the fame of the son began, but almost all horsemen, with a knowledge of the working lines, agree that the two of them left a mark on the American Quarter Horse that will never be repeated. Poco Bueno was bred by the same Jess Hankins who had purchased and made famous King, and again his knowledge of quarter horses would lead to the mating of King with the mare known as Miss Taylor, who descended from Little Joe and Hickory Bill, a son of the immortal Peter McCue. Although Jess Hankins made the mistake of selling Poco Bueno as a long yearling, his bad luck was offset by the good luck of E. Paul Waggoner, who owned the famous Waggoner Ranch, in Vernon, Texas, and raised a lot of eyebrows when he paid the then high price of $5,700, for the young colt. When he was four years old, Poco Bueno started his career as a cutting horse, and never looked back, as he went on to be arguably the most famous cutting horse and cutting horse sire in quarter horse history. Along with his growing fame as a cutting horse, another name would become almost as famous as his, and that was Pine Johnson, the man who rode him almost exclusively as a cutting performer. Poco Bueno was retired from active competition at a young age because of the large number of mares in his breeding book. Rumor has it that at one time his standard fee was $5000, and it is a matter of record that he was the first quarter horse to be insured for $100,000. The old horse died in 1969, after siring 405 foals which were registered, and was buried standing upright on the Waggoner Ranch, where he had spent most of his adult life. Some of his most famous sons were Poco Bob, Poco Stampede, Poco Pine, Poco Tivio, and Poco Champ, plus many others who carried on his tradition of being both an athlete and a sire of performance horses.

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