Wednesday, October 1, 2014
More about Waggoner Ranch.
Poco Bueno. The English translation reads, “pretty good.” It is a wishy-washy compliment for one of the most influential sires of the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s.
Foaled in 1944, Poco Bueno was by King P-234 and out of Miss Taylor. The plain brown colt did not possess his sire’s regal blood bay color, and he was a late bloomer.
In October of 1945, Hankins loaded the colt and some other horses, and hauled them to San Angelo, Texas. E. Paul Waggoner of the Waggoner Ranch bought the brown yearling for $5,700.
Waggoner shipped the stallion to his Three D Stock Farm in Arlington, Texas, and began showing Poco Bueno. The brown colt won several shows such as the Denver National Western Stock Show and Southwestern Exposition & Fat Stock Show.
Bob Burton broke the two-year-old to ride, but it was Pine Johnson who showed the brown stallion to cutting fame. Johnson took Poco Bueno to the toughest competitions, and the duo consistently raked in the prizes.
Waggoner then sent Poco Bueno back to the arena to earn his AQHA Champion title. The stallion earned the award at the same time as his daughter Poco Lena.
Poco Bueno sired 405 registered foals. Of these, 36 were AQHA Champions, and three are in the National Cutting Horse Association’s Hall of Fame: Poco Mona, Poco Stampede and the renowned Poco Lena.
Fagan once said, “To tell you the truth, Poco Bueno was the greatest horse I’ve ever been with, and I’ve been around a lot of them. He was easy to handle. Gentle. And smart. Nearly all his colts were the same way.”
The brown stallion died in 1969, and was buried standing up across from the ranch entrance. A four-ton granite marker marks the special spot.
Poco Bueno was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1990.
Posted by RG at 9:49 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Ranch established by Cattle Baron W. T. Waggoner. The estate includes a 510,000-acre ranch spread over six North Texas counties, with two main compounds, hundreds of homes, about 20 cowboy camps, hundreds of quarter-horses, thousands of heads of cattle, 1,200 oil wells and 30,000 acres of cultivated land, according to Dallas-based broker Bernie Uechtritz, who is handling the sale along with broker Sam Middleton of Lubbock.
Posted by RG at 9:42 PM
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Maria, business woman in Texas, born and raised on the Amazon River on a military installation in Northern Brazil, daughter of a Brazilian Military officer of Portuguese decent where she gets her blonde hair and jungle green eyes, her Latin skin color from her native Brazilian mother. My dream that came true.
(In the beautiful language of Brazilian Portugues) Maria, mulher de negócios no Texas, nascido e criado no Rio Amazonas em uma instalação militar no Norte do Brasil, filha de um oficial do exército brasileiro de decente Português, onde ela recebe seu cabelo loiro e os olhos verdes da selva, sua cor da pele Latina de sua nativa brasileira mãe. Meu sonho que se tornou realidade.
Posted by RG at 1:46 AM
Friday, May 2, 2014
Texas Cowboy the late El Roy Ray (1939 - 2005)
Fortunately in Texas the rancher has the right to private property. Many Texas ranches spread over thousands of acres of range that they own. As you get further West unfortunately the land is claimed to be owned by the Federal Government. Bureaucrats in Washington, DC attempt to control that land. That can have a devastating impact on the rancher and the 300 million Americans the rancher provides beef to, especially in the western US.
Unless you choose to stand up, mount up, and ride.
Posted by RG at 11:41 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Protect and Defend: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Posted by RG at 12:59 AM
Friday, February 14, 2014
In big cities in Texas such as Dallas were notorious world renowned guitar slingers. So lets head over to the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas and listen to the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, aka SRV.
As you will see below, notorious Texas guitar slingers could play with their hands behind their backs.
Posted by RG at 12:32 AM