Born 5-20-23. Some years we do a fun theme for names. This year we decided to go with Geology and things that come from the ground. Many of these names are a little loose in thoughts regarding if they are elements, minerals, rocks, gemstones or colors etc. This stallion is named Malachite after a mineral that naturally forms above copper deposits deep in the earth. It is a banded light and dark green crystal with a dull and silky lustre
'Malachite' has a large star on his face, white pasterns on both rear feet and a left front white pastern. Please read about the dam, Baby Ruth, and you will see why she is important to our family. Malachite will not be able to be registered with AQHA, but his background is all quarter horse. Baby Ruth is an athlete, and this colt should be too with a proven background and not a thing wrong with him other than the lack of AQHA papers. You don’t ride the papers and if papers don’t matter to you, he should easily have a future as a riding athlete. Malachite’s bloodlines are accurate even without the papers to prove it. This is the perfect chance to get a foal with cow, looks and history at a much-discounted price. Baby Ruth had twelve full siblings. Her 2009 dun foal, Taz, went to Tennessee where she is now registered with IBHA and has stood 3rd in the world for American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA) for yearling mares and 6th in 2 and under youth mares in 2010. She was started under saddle there and had one foal for them. We had the chance to acquire her back and are ranching on her. Taz is very mellow and wonderful to have back! We ranched on her for several years and now she is expecting a 2023 foal for us. 2010 dun stud colt, Yogi, is in Kentucky, started under saddle and we continue to hear good things about him. 2011 Yoda has been started on a ranch in Nebraska. 2012 Muff is in Tennessee with a repeat buyer purchase. 2013 filly, Shimmy, went to be the family ranch horse in Oklahoma. Baby Ruth’s 2014 filly, Chile, was injured as a weanling and is unfortunately no longer with us. 2015 stallion, Snuffleupagus, was in California and then on to Calgary Canada; 2016 Maverick is now in Michigan with a great family. Her 2017 full sibling, Cricket, was sold to a sweet family near the ND/SD border. 2018 Sibling, Sunkist, went to WY. 2019 foal, The Matchmaker, went to be with a repeat buyer and her 2017 full sister, Cricket, in MN. She had another dun stallion by JK Jay Reed for 2020, Nacogdoches. Later in 2020 we switched gears since JK Jay Reed has passed, and Baby Ruth was exposed to TRR Paddy Texas Gin she had a bay stallion that was outstanding, Thyme, that is now in MS. Her 2022 foal, Mr Krabs, went to AZ with repeat buyer.
Malachite’s sire is TRR Paddys Texas Gin aka Tex. This is Tex’s 15th foal crop. He puts very thick and muscular foals on the ground with very nice muscle expression on them as well as a lot of athleticism and as they develop, they have a lot of vigor. The oldest ones have been started under saddle by various buyers and we are hearing good things from all of them. The Paddys Irish Whiskey horses are making a name for themselves in everything from cutting to cowhorse events to roping horses and are very versatile—Tanquery Gin, Doc O’Lena, Docs Starlight, Poco Tivio, Peppy San Badger.
This colt is FANTASTIC! We are so excited to watch him come together. Although he is grade, this is a great chance to get a “Tex” foal at a discounted price. This guy should have plenty of ability to do anything athletic. This will be the last foal Baby Ruth will have after 15 foals in a row!!! Good Job Baby Ruth! She will retire here with us.
2023 PRICING INCLUDES: Halter/lead rope, negative coggins, health, brand inspection, initial and booster vaccinations of EWT-Flu-Rhino, 1 bag of his current feed, AQHA transfer fee paid and halter training. This is a $300+ value included in the price. Repeat and multiple horse buyers will be less. If you are not already an AQHA member, you may get your own membership, or we will assess you an additional $65 one year membership fee in order to do the transfer for your new purchase which is $40.