What is a Hancock horse?

The Hancock line of the Peter McCue family of the Quarter Horse breed, which includes all the direct and indirect offspring of the founding sire, Joe Hancock, is one of the most controversial groups in the ranks of short horses.

Why are Hancock horses controversial?

During the formative years of AQHA, Joe Hancock caused a lot of controversy. Some swore by the stallion’s abilities and others cussed his breeding. Few horsemen could say what a Quarter Horse was, but they knew, “it dang sure wasn’t a Percheron.” The vet was called and the stallion was hobbled so he could be castrated.

Do Hancock horses buck?

Today, rodeo competitors, ropers and ranchers appreciate Hancock-bred horses for their big, stout conformations, grittiness and cow sense. Some Hancocks are known for their buck, big feet and less-than-asthetic heads, but staunch supporters say few foundation bloodlines produce such hardworking horses.

What is a blue Valentine horse?

Blue Valentine is a legendary stallion who was the perfect blend of arena horse and working horse. He was a beautiful blue roan stallion, born in 1956. He was sired by another legendary horse, Red Man, and his mother was a mare by the name of Beauty’s Dream. Red Man was a top ranch horse and a son of Joe Hancock.

What is the best cutting horse breed?

Top 5 Cutting Sires of 2020

  • Hottish. 2008 sorrel (Spots Hot-Stylish Play Lena by Docs Stylish Oak)
  • Once In A Blue Boon. 2008 brown roan (Peptoboonsmal-Autumn Boon by Dual Pep)
  • High Brow Cat. 1988 chestnut (High Brow Hickory-Smart Little Kitty by Smart Little Lena)
  • Dual Rey.
  • Metallic Cat.

What is the best quarter horse breed?

The truth is, there are a lot of excellent bloodlines in the Quarter Horse breed, but Driftwood, Doc Bar, Go Man Go, Peppy San Badger, Joe Hancock and Two Eyed Jack rank at the top of their respective fields. There is a reason these Quarter Horse bloodlines are still coveted today.

What horse did cowboys ride?

American Quarter Horse
American Quarter Horse Named for their ability to outpace any other breed in races of a quarter mile or less, Quarter Horses are powerful sprinters. Their compact maneuverability makes them particularly desirable in rodeo competitions like reining and cutting. This is the horse that cowboys ride.

What kind of horse is a Hancock horse?

But still, the Hancock line of the Peter McCue family of this quarter horse breed, which includes all the direct and indirect offspring of the famous founding sire, is also one of the most controversial groups in the ranks of quarter horses.

Who are the admins of Hancock horse rescue?

The admins are Michelle Thompson, Jennifer Keller & Donna Grace Vickery. Due to retirement, this domain (HancockHorses.com) is offered for sale; with or without the website. Contact Michelle or Donna to make an offer.

Is it worth it to ride a Hancock horse?

For horses with a real and worthwhile economic value, they have definitely proved their worth and have won the acclaim of trainers who use and ride horses themselves daily. Hancocks rarely tire from long days working livestock, and when they do, it’s long after other horses have lost their pep.

How many people visit Hancock horse breeders group?

All members of the Hancock Horse Breeders Group list free in the Breeder Directory (below). This website welcomes approximately 2500 – 3000 visitors per month, many who are “new” to this bloodline, and this site is kept updated regularly to provide reference for all.