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 (scroll down). This website welcomes approximately
2500 - 3000 visitors per month, many who are "new" to this
bloodline, and this site is kept updated regularly to provide reference
With Heavy Heart,
HancockHorses.com announces the sudden passing of Gary Tarver
in 2015. The Hancock industry will never be quite the same again.
Gary may have been among the least recognized of the most influencial
breeders in the Hancock horse industry. He will never be replaced,
is sorely missed, and will probably be missed more and more as
time goes by. An era has ended.
When is a Horse "Hancock
Bred?" by Michelle Thompson. Is your horse Hancock
"bred" or Hancock "influenced?" This article introduces guidelines
for membership qualification. In most cases, a Hancock bred horse
should have a minimum of 10% Joe Hancock blood. See also, Membership
How to Calculate
Blood Percentages in Your Horse's Pedigree. Since
we have received many inquiries about how to calculate the blood
percentage of one ancestor in a horse's pedigree (Joe Hancock
or Blue Valentine, etc.), here's a quick tutorial, written up
by Jennifer Keller.
Hancock Super Stars; a
Directory of today's “Hot Hancocks!” A tribute to
modern day Hancock horses who are carrying on the tradition of
excellence in performance areas. Many Hancock horses of today
are hard at work on ranches and feedlots, but, these featured
horses demonstrate that Hancocks can hold their own with any QH
performance bloodline. OH! By the WAY! Do any of you have photos
of some of these Super Stars we could use? Some of these Super
Star horses need pictures!
Lazy M Salty Blue of
Roans R Us, Alabama
piloted the Roan Zygosity test
with UC Davis in Feb 2009
Test your Hancock Horse at the
UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory
Roan Zygosity Test -
Quarter & Paint Horse Breeds Only. Roan is a white
patterning coat color trait of intermixed white and colored hairs
in the body while the head, lower legs, mane and tail remain colored.
Roan horses are born with the pattern, though it may not be obvious
until the foal coat is shed. The white and colored hairs are evenly
mixed in horses that inherit the classic Roan gene, which can differentiate
this from several mimic patterns called roaning. Roaning patterns
tend to be uneven in the distribution of white hairs and the inheritance
of roaning has not been defined.
The Roan gene is found in a variety of breeds such as Quarter Horse,
Paints, Peruvian Paso, Paso Fino, Welsh Pony, Miniature and Belgian,
but not in Thoroughbreds or Arabians.
Although it used to be thought that classic Roan is a homozygous
lethal, evidence from the Quarter Horse breed indicates otherwise.
Production records (I believe here they are largely referring to
us Hancock Horse breeders...) have documented the existence of roan
Quarter Horses that produce 100% roan foals.
DNA tests have confirmed homozygosity in the genomic region that
contains the roan gene.
Roan is inherited as a dominant gene but the specific mutation has
not yet been identified, so there is no direct test for the gene.
But VGL has identified DNA markers in Quarter Horses and Paints
associated with Roan that can be used to determine if a horse has
the roan gene and how many copies.
internet Scammers are always working online classifieds sites,
and HancockHorses.com is no exception... so, be careful out there.
For more info, or if you have received any suspicious emails in
response to your classified ad posted on HancockHorses.com, see
SCAM EMAILS on the classifieds
page, and read about how to spot these scams & how to protect
yourself. If you have any doubt, forward any suspicious email to
me, and I will be glad to help you figure out if it's for real or
not. I ignore scam email, or will forward good fraud emails (the
ones that are hard to tell) to the server company or the company
being phished, such as fraud@Paypal.com etc. That helps fight back.
I talked to a friend
just the other day
who's got lots of opinions
and plenty to say.
We discussed what we both
like to see in a horse
His requirements and mine
were different of course?
He likes a clean throatlatch
and a long skinny neck,
and prefers that their hocks
are set close to the deck.
Short backs and hard feet
and clean slopin' shoulder,
and a gaskin that looks
like it swallered a boulder.
He likes a short face
and a big ol' soft eye,
and says these are the horses
he's likely to buy.
And when he'd completed
his lengthy discourse,
on all of the attributes
of the quality horse...
He asked my opinion;
... and ... where do I start?
I said that I ?
just want horses with heart.
I said I want heart
above all the other.
I don't care if he's
Smart Little Lena's full brother.
Or just how much money
that his grandmother won,
or whether he's roan,
palomino or dun.
But give me a horse
with some grit and some try,
and some heart and some guts
and that's one that I'll buy.
And I've found it's the same,
with a woman or man?.
the good ones won't quit you,
when the s*** hits the fan
by Monte Baker
A Hancock Compliment
... ya gotta see the humor in this!
He couId of said
you're sweet as pie
Or that you're prettier
than pasture posies.
He could have said
your company was precious
Or twice as nice as anything.
None of that would say it,
good enough to suit
And being shy,
he struggled w/ emotions,
seeking proper relevance--
and looking at his boots,
he found it, and spoke it
Before it slipped away,
or took a fright and hid again.
The finest compliment
that he could possibly imagine
He hoped she would realize
that even so
It still wasn't quite as much
As he would like to say.
"You are a woman
I'd be proud to ride beside," he said
"You remind me
of a really fine Hancock horse
The kind that
you can do anything astride
The kind that's full of try."
And she, shy too, swelled up w/ pride inside, and couldn't speak
But knew exactly what he meant
as she went racing home to Mother
Comparing herself to the supple athleticism, the tenacity,
The incomparable intelligence of the
Finest cow horses this country's ever seen...
She couldn't believe it
when her Mom kinda hurt her
Listening to her breathless recitation
Of his wonderful Hancock comparison
And laughed and laughed and laughed.
"That's great! Hancock horses...
Dear Mother laughed and cried,
"Hard headed buckers, tough to break,
Big in the hind end,
and mostly ugly in the head!"
by cowgirl poet Sue Wallis,
recited in Elko, NV, at a cowboy poetry event...
submitted by Lou Wood
WA (Woodland Acres) Ranch
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