Bill Decker is a valued customer and friend. We appreciate his knowledge of horse breeding and dedication to this ranch. Recently retired, Bill now uses his engineering mind and hands as he refines his leather working skills. In 2011, the Midland Reporter Telegram printed an article about Bill and Cowboy Leather Works.
2117 SCR 1122
Midland, Texas 79706
becbildecker (at) ridgewoodcable (dot) com
WWR King Hancock, 16.1 hands, 1310 pounds; one of the highest percentage Joe Hancock stallions alive today; stood at Wright Cattle Company, Dryden, Texas until 2012 when he returned home to the Wagon Wheel Ranch in Lometa, Texas.
Randy Wright's implementation of many of the breeding principles that Fred G. Gist believed in has led to one of the most successful breeding programs for Black Mouth Curs in the United States, and quite possibly the world. We are very pleased to have Wrights Curs in our Black Mouth Cur breeding program that is still in its infancy. Wright Cattle Co. breeds all day using horses - the kind the working hand can make a living on day in and day out. With an uncommon understanding of genetics, the Wrights line breed Joe Hancock, Blue Valentine, Royal King, Dick Sonoita, King P234, Yellow Jacket and other proven, exceptional foundation genetics with great success.Many thanks to a true friend of Wagon Wheel Ranch Quarter Horses.
Wright Cattle Co./Wrights Curs
P.O. Box 6
Dryden, Texas 78851
WRIGHTCATTLE (at) hotmail (dot) com
The excerpt below is taken from the HancockHorses.com website - a great resource for Hancock breeders all over the world:
"Joe Hancock P-455, the "original" Quarter Horse versatility sire, was a 1923 15.3 hh brown stallion who was inducted in the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1992. In 2007 Western Horseman magazine chose Joe Hancock as number three on their list of top ten ranch horse bloodlines. HancockHorses.com is dedicated to providing a complete portal web&presence to serve & represent all breeders of this important foundation bloodline whose horses are as successful & "modern" today as their ancestors were in the founding years. All members of the Hancock Horse Breeders Group list free in the Breeder Directory (below). This website is visited 150 - 200 times daily, and is kept updated regularly to provide reference for all."
KING HANK BO
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...King Hank Bo, a 40 percent King colt bred by (Fred)
Gist and owned by Jeff Marchand. With trainer Clay West, the horse earned 41 points competing in 10 different National Foundation Quarter Horse Association events during his first year of showing." Wenholz, Sushil Dulai. "King: Why the Monarchy Lives On." Performance Horse Vol. 16 No. 8 (December 2003): Page 70-78.
Cold Creek Land & Livestock Corp.
PO Box 300
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
owner (at) quarterstallion (dot) com
"King: Why the Monarchy Lives On." is an excellent article on King. We highly recommend that you read the article if you have not already! You can order reprints from Performance Horse Magazine.