Loren and Roberta Gooder
Stud Fee: $750 (plus $100 shipping)
The late, great Drews Hancock goes back to Joe Hancock 10 times, including four times through Blue Valentine—filling a need in the modern rope-horse market for bone, structure and longevity that only Hancock horses can bring.
He’s produced head and heel horses, barrel horses, show horses, ranch horses and great broodmares, all with great disposition and good feet, bone and muscle.
“I bought him as a yearling from a friend in Arkansas who was dispersing his horses,” owner Loren Gooder said. “I was buying a bunch of his mares, and he said he had this colt, and that the colt would be a stud prospect. I bought him to rope on, but by the time he was 2, I had people wanting to breed to him.”
The Gooders have long been finding success themselves on the Front Range of Colorado on offspring of Drews Hancock, and over the years they managed to collect enough frozen semen to continue to stand the stallion to the public.
“His colts have done everything, and he’s been bred to about every kind of horse,” Gooder said. “They don’t have the tendency to buck, and they load good and haul good and are all-around cowy horses. I bred him to cutting mares, cow-bred mares, other Hancock stuff, reining mares. And they’ll do anything you’re capable of doing. People were always satisfied with their colts.”
SIRE: Hancocks Blue Boy
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