Foundation Sires of the American Quarter Horse
Here for the first time is a digest of known information about the stallions whose descendants appear in the early volumes of the American Quarter Horse Association studbook. Robert M. Denhardt, a former officer in the American Quarter Horse Association, spent many years tracking down the bloodlines of the foundation sires, their pedigrees, and highlights of their careers. The result is a brief but comprehensive alphabetical listing of the stallions that made the Quarter Horse one of the most exciting and popular breeds of horses in the Americas today.
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Compiled by Robert M. Denhardt from a manuscript prepared by the late Helen Michaelis. Relies heavily on oral narrative (often from individuals who had no connection with their subject horse) and gives it equal weight with primary source records. This material was apparently subject to little or no critical analysis, and it is replete with errors. At best, it's a starting point for the serious student of Quarter Horse founder pedigrees.