Bar T Quarter Horses
Bar T Quarter Horses—a Ranching Heritage Breeder—will offer its third production sale this October, from a program designed specifically for the development of the Western performance horse, heavy on the Sugar Bars and Colonel Freckles, by owner Jamey Thompkins.
“I rodeoed for 17 years, and I ended up not even going to get back into the horse business,” Thompkins said. “I bought a couple of mares just to breed for fun, but it turned into business.”
The production sale is headlined by offspring of their ranch studs, Double Shor of Sugar (by Shu gar Cat our of Azucars Duchess by Azucar Bar Leo), Bar T Dry Pine (by Solid Sugarbar out of Piney Sug by CJ Sugar) and BarT Dry Sugar (by Double Shor of Sugar out of Piney Sug by CJ Sugar). The sale offers weanlings and 2-year-olds, and each colt is eligible for an incentive fund at the Bar T Futurity that runs the weekend of the sale.
“The horses are eligible to come back as 4- and 5-year-olds for the incentive fund, and our futurity will be the week before the American Rope Horse Futurity,” Thompkins said. “We’ll have the indoor facilities at the North Texas High School Rodeo with dry camping and all, and that weekend it will go into my roping and my sale, and Monday they can go to Will Rogers.”
Colts from the program are bred and foaled the old fashioned way in the pasture at the ranch, and the stallions are proven in the roping and cow horse. The ranch also stands each of their three studs, and frozen semen is available to ship anywhere in the country.