2023 Breeder's Guide Stallion: Hez Our Secret

Hez Our Secret is featured in The Team Roping Journal's 2023 Breeder's Guide, highlighting industry-best rope horse breeding programs, studs and incentives.

Hez Our Secret
Johnny Trotter/Reliance Ranches


STUD FEE: $2,000

SIRE: First Down Dash
DAM: Secret Separation by Separatist

The 2009 grey stallion Hez Our Secret has been a standout producer on the track, and in 2023 he’ll bring that speed and talent to the performance horse industry.

Hez Our Secret competed through his 4-year-old year, winning a massive $887,426 on the track himself. His offspring have earned $3,277,749.

Now enrolled in the Riata Buckle, Hez Our Secret will stand to the public to add structure, deep withers and size to any rope horse program.

“He’s proven on the track, without a doubt,” Lazy E Ranch Manager Monty McNair said. “But I believe when ropers start to give him a chance and see what he produces, they’ll be hooked.”

Former AQHA President Johnny Trotter—a longtime team roper and advocate for the horse industry as a whole—is partners with the McKinney family on Hez Our Secret because of the horse’s exceptional quality.

“He’s good-minded and structurally correct,” McNair said. “And he’s passed that on to all of his offspring. They have the run and body to make exceptional rope horses. They’re smart and trainable, too.”

Perrys Secret by Hez Our Secret winning the TQHA Sale Futurity Trial

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