Welcome to the Colt .45 Horse Ranch. Our parents raised 8 children and now have 16 grandchildren who are perpetuating
these horse bloodlines. Our dad grew up ranching in Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. By the time he was twelve, he had traded
for his first stallion and began breaking his first colts. He ended up training for the public 23 years, and during
that time, he found that good horses were bred to be good and bad horses were bred to be bad. He began studying pedigrees
and traveled across the nation for four decades looking at horses, learning pedigrees and family traits of every horse
family he could find. Many of the greatest horses he found were not the popular bloodlines of the day. In an effort to
preserve families of horses he could see going extinct, he began bringing those horses home to breed. He many times
lamented that his operation was not big enough to preserve more bloodlines; many have gone extinct.
He 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.
We at the Colt .45 Ranch 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 Leo,
King, 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 cannot afford to lose them. Study the pedigrees of our
horses and you will see why we like them. We 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.
- The Pearce Family