Welcome to the Colt .45 Ranch. To introduce myself and family, my wife Katie and I have been married 33 years.
We raised 8 children and now have 7 grandchildren. I grew up ranching in Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. By the time I
was twelve, I had traded for my first stallion and begun breaking my first colts. I ended up training for the
public 23 years, and during that time, I found that good horses were bred to be good and bad horses were bred to
be bad. I began studying pedigrees and traveled across the nation for four decades looking at horses, learning
pedigrees and family traits of every horse family I could find. Many of the greatest horses I found were not the
popular bloodlines of the day. So in an effort to preserve families of horses I could see going extinct, I began
bringing those horses home to breed. I have many times lamented my operation wasn't big enough to preserve more
bloodlines; many have gone extinct.
I did come home with Goodbye Sam, AAA AQHA supreme champion and sire of two
NCHA open futurity champion stallions.
Lonsum Tiger 1979 NCHA open reserve world champion, beating
Freckles Playboy and Docs Oak (Docs Oak syndicated that year for 3 million) in
the NCHA top ten.
Jody Fairfax champion stallion of the 1974 NCHA open futurity and 1982 reserve
world champion stallion after breaking a hind leg. He was considered to be one of the greatest horses of all time.
I now have had over 100 stallions and the mares to match them. We have had many world class rope and ranch
horses. Of the last six stallions in history with Joe Hancock on their papers, we
have had four of them. We stood several stallions with Driftwood on their papers
and eight grandsons of Leo. We have loved the bloodlines of
Oklahoma Star, Driftwood,
Old Sorrel, Joe Hancock,
Cutter Bill, Lucky Blanton,
Chickasha Mike, the Mayflower daughters, Zantanon
and many others.
The economy is hard on everyone, so whether a horse is worth a dollar or a million dollars, we keep raising
them. They are part of the natural heritage and treasures of America and we can't afford to lose them. Study the
pedigrees of my horses and you will see why we like them. My kids grew up riding them. We have a wide variety in
type, purpose, color, disposition and size. Every good horseman doesn't like the same horse. We run a big
selection and hope you will find something that will work for you.
We welcome you to the Colt .45 Horse Ranch.
- I. Shannon Pearce, Owner