Here’s How One Horse Changed An Entire Breed Forever: The Story Of Doc Bar!

This is a story about Doc Bar, the popular Quarter horse who has changed an entire breed. He came into this world in 1956 and his owner really has some high hoped for him since his sire was Lightning Bar, a son of Three Bars, and his dam was Dandy Doll, a daughter of Texas Dandy. However, things did not turn out as everyone expected and Doc Bar didn’t earn a lot on the racetrack.

He was not designed to be a racer and that’s how he has transformed the entire breed. Not being a typical Quarter horse is what made him special and he became an extraordinary sire and cutting and halter horse. His appearance has influenced the most of his ability. Doc Bar was deep through the heart, clean in the throatlatch, with a gorgeous head and a little fox ears.

This amazing horse has won many competitions during his career- 12 first-place, including 10 grand and reserve championships. Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Jensen from Paicines, California bought Doc Bar in 1963 for $30,000. There wasn’t a breeding program that didn’t want to incorporate Doc Bar and he managed to sire an incredible number of 485 foals. He died when he was 36-years-old and has been inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association. Go riding!

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