With Sally new to our program, I really felt the urge to share this photo of his dam SHINEY N SPORTY. This cool mare is by legendary stallion Shining Spark! Talk about mare power….
This one of of the many photos (and videos) Sue sent me after they went to look at this colt for us. This colt sure is something special!
It is with great excitement that I want to share these news, our family has just recently acquired a beautiful red roan colt by the immortal Metallic Cat…
I’ve been looking for a future stallion prospect for many years now. I’ve always known what I wanted and told myself never to settle for anything less. I wanted a colorful and good looking, 5 panel negative, High Brow Cat grandson, by a million dollar sire, with some cow horse bloodlines… It seemed like an impossible bill to fit with the budget I had in mind… I’ve looked all over the world for the right colt, I’ve been to multiple sales in the US, always searching for “the one” – but I never found him. Than, just before Christmas of 2016 I finally did. When I saw the first photo of Sally, I knew that he was THE ONE. I knew that he was meant to become ours as I loved everything about him. He was raised at a big ranch in West Texas. He’s by Metallic Cat, unarguable the most popular High Brow Cat son in the world, whose breeding fee alone is $10,500. But it was really the strong bottom side of his pedigree that made him stand out in my eyes. Sally’s dam is Shiney N Sporty, a Shining Spark daughter with life time earnings exceeding $54,000 in the NRCHA and AQHA. She’s also an AQHA point earner in all three western performance disciplines, cutting, cow horse & reining! His pedigree truly is impeccable!
To our luck, Sally was just a weanling at the time and therefor priced within our budget. I contacted the owners immediately after I saw his sale ad and asked for photos and videos. But due to the holiday season, I didn’t get the material I so desperately wanted, and needed, to make a final decision.. I decided to ask my friends Sue and Jeff Dawson, at the J Dawson Ranch, if they could go and look at this colt for me. They were kind enough to clear their busy schedule and just a couple of days later they steered the wheels north.. The following morning, when I got additional video footage and their personal comments, it was obvious; this colt would become a part of the JQH future…
Sally is everything I’ve ever dreamt of, everything I’ve been searching for. He’s perfectly built, has a beautiful head and neck. Great conformation, wonderful disposition, and he’s roan color is truly perfect… He’s named after a Disney character in the hit-movie Monster Inc. and we think the name fits him perfectly. *smile*
There are so many I need to thank for making this dream come true. First of all, Sue & Jeff Dawson, for taking some of their valuable time to go and look at this colt on my account. For being such a huge support during this whole process and mainly, for being such amazing friends. My parents, Berit-Marie & Stefan Jonsson, for always having my back no matter what. For always supporting me, even if they may think that I’m totally crazy for spending all this money on “just a horse”. And lastly, and most importantly, a huge THANK YOU to my wonderful best friend and better half, Jakob. For always being my biggest supporter, for always encouraging me to go after my dreams and goals. For always being by my side. For being my best friend, and most importantly, for being the love of my life.