Born 5-1-21. “Thistle” is a bay/bay roan colt with a star and snip that looks like it may be connected. He has white pasterns on both hind feet with the rear left being shorter on the inside. This year our names are flower/tree/rangeland plants themed. It stuck when our first foal was born and we started calling her ‘Posie’ which means a ‘bunch of flowers’. So, we decided to go with it.
His dam, Paddys Gin Kiara JW, is a dark bay mare. This is her first foal and through a color test, it was revealed she can never produce a red foal. She is very stylish. We purchased her dam, Little Sapa, fall of 2009 knowing she would make a nice match for any of our stallions and hoping for her to produce fillies with a little more speed for us to retain in our program and cross back on the other stallions. We have kept back two of her daughters by other stallions who have also entered the broodmare bunch; Sapa Mia Reed JW and Sapa Hula Drift JW. Take a good look at the speed pedigree on Kiara’s bottom side. According to Circle Dot Horses, Mia Cash Too was a gentle, AAA Stakes Placed Winner with a nice disposition who ran the 3rd fastest qualifying time in the All-American Derby and sired foals that went on to be race horses, barrel horses, arena horses and also had plenty of cow. Little Sapa leaves Dash For Cash on Kiara’s papers and also gives her Three Bars and Jet Deck through both Easy Jet and Jet Smooth. Kiara’s sire is TRR Paddys Texas Gin. The Paddys Irish Whiskey horses are making a name for themselves in everything from cutting to cowhorse events to roping horses and are very versatile—Tanquery Gin, Doc O’Lena, Docs Starlight, Poco Tivio, Peppy San Badger. Kiara will have all the right moves to go any direction in the cowhorse world from cutting, reining, versatility, reined cowhorse, rodeo performance, or just all around ranch horse. Don’t forget the speed/cow and agility pedigree Kiara carries top and bottom! We are excited to keep another "Tex" daughter back for our own program. She is a sweet nice girl that we are extremely happy with.
Thistle’s sire is Jacks Our Bartender a son of Bartenders Memory by Two ID Bartender and out of a granddaughter of Two Eyed Jack, Watch Miss Jo Jackie, born in 2003. Unfortunately, due to a stifle injury from being kicked by a mare, Jack was not able to stay sound enough to enter the show ring but was able to prove his athletic ability. Since then several of his colts have ended up in the roping arena and continue to prove their athleticism and great minds. By 2015 Hockenson’s realized that he was producing some really great roping horses and decided to see if they could keep his stifle sound enough to show and sure enough in a very short time, he quickly earned 5.5 AQHA Heading Points of his own proving that his offspring accomplishments were not by chance. He is a great horse to be around and out produces himself every time. Jack has 3 AQHA performing offspring. Many of his other foals have gone on to be great rodeo horses or rope horses competing and earning money in different associations.
Thistle should have the size, speed and ability to be a nice rope horse prospect or ranch horse. We are excited about this cross !
2021 PRICING INCLUDES: Halter/lead rope, negative coggins, health, brand inspection, initial and booster vaccinations of EWT-Flu-Rhino, 1 bag of his current feed, AQHA transfer fee paid and halter training. This is a $250+ value included IN the price. Repeat and multiple horse buyers will be less. If you are not already an AQHA member, you may get your own membership, or we will assess you an additional $55 one year membership fee in order to do the transfer for your new purchase.