Every horse on King Ranch is a descendant of OLD SORREL, the foundation sire of King Ranch, and one of the foundation sires of the American Quarter Horse breed. Every horse on the ranch descends from PEPPY SAN BADGER or MR. SAN PEPPY on the top or bottom side.
Explore King Ranch’s Stallions
The above pedigree shows how today’s stallions connect to our foundation stallion, OLD SORREL.
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If you are interested in breeding to a King Ranch stallion, all three studs (THE BOON, KINEÑOS MOON, and MARSALA RED) are available for limited outside breeding at The Four Sixes.
2008, PEPTOBOONSMAL x BOON SAN KITTY, HIGH BROW CAT
THE BOON is an eighth-generation descendant of OLD SORREL, King Ranch’s foundation sire and a son of HICKORY BILL, a foundation sire of the American Quarter Horse. He is a son of PEPTOBOONSMAL (Lifetime Earning (LTE) $192,772; Progeny Earnings (PE) $26 million), and out of the top earning daughter of HIGH BROW CAT (LTE: $126,252; PE, $70 million) and 2004 National Cutting Horse Association Horse of the Year BOON SAN KITTY (LTE: $565,504; PE: $833,628). THE BOON has won $76,156 in open cutting competition. In 2017, the first King Ranch bred foals by THE BOON will be born. (Five Panel N/N, Herda N/N.)
For more videos of THE BOON in competition, please click here.
2002, RITAS SWEET BADGER x LIL BADGERS MOON, PEPPY SAN BADGER
KINEÑOS MOON is an eighth-generation descendant of OLD SORREL as well. KINEÑOS’ name is in reference to the title of honor given to our long time cowboys at King Ranch. KINEÑOS MOON is a son of former King Ranch stallion, RITAS SWEET BADGER (FANNIN SUGAR x LITTLE PEPPYS RITA, PEPPY SAN BADGER). RITAS SWEET BADGER produced a calm, polite horse with unparalleled ability. KINEÑOS mother, LIL BADGERS MOON (PEPPY SAN BADGER x IMA MOON JET, NONSTOP JET), produced well-built, fast, ranch horses for King Ranch for 15 years. KINEÑOS MOON was born, bred, and broke on King Ranch and is a foundation of King Ranch’s breeding. (Five Panel N/N, Herda N/N.)
For more information on KINEÑOS MOON, or to breed to this stallion, please visit the website for The Four Sixes.
2003, PLAY RED x MARSALA DULCE, CJ SUGAR
MARSALA RED is a ninth-generation descendant of OLD SORREL as well. MARSALA RED was born, bred, and broke on King Ranch. Rolando Silguero, who used to serve as King Ranch’s Remudero (wrangler) for the horse operation, used to saddle MARSALA to gather the stallion’s own mare band. MARSALA is almost a mirror image of HIRED HAND, a top son of OLD SORREL. MARSALA is stout, big boned, and was easy to train. He passed on all of these qualities to his foals. MARSALA is a son of PLAY RED
(FRECKLES PLAYBOY x MISS LITTLE DRY, PEPPY SAN BADGER, LTE $136,088; PE: $334,380). PLAY RED is King Ranch breeding on top and on bottom. PLAY RED is a breeder of all-around performance horses, and so is his son MARSALA RED. MARSALA is out of MARSALA DULCE (CJ SUGAR x LITTLE MARSALA, PEPPY SAN BADGER). MARSALA DULCE was a stout, top producing mare and we bred her to many outside stallions looking to produce a ranch sire like MARSALA RED. (Five Panel N/N, Herda, N/N.)
For more information on MARSALA RED, or to breed to this stallion, please visit the website for The Four Sixes.
Find Horses for Sale
King Ranch will not be selling private treaty horses in 2018. The only horses we will have available for sale will be at the Return to the Remuda Sale at 6666s Ranch in Guthrie, TX on October 5th and 6th. There will be six of the best ranch horses programs in world selling over 160 head of horses. King Ranch will be bringing 11 of our own stock: 4 yearlings, 4 two year olds, and 3 bred broodmares as listed below.
If you have any questions or comments about these horses please contact us. Pictures of the horses and the full catalogue for the 2018 Return to the Remuda Sale will be out by the beginning of September. For more information, browse the 2017 Return to the Remuda Sale Catalogue.
Please call or email for more information on our Quarter Horse Program.
James Clement III