The Driftwoods

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Our concentration of Driftwood blood started with the Stanley and Randy Johnston mares. These mares were a blend of Driftwood, Poco Speedy, Orphan Drift, Sak Em San (son of Peppy San), Doc’s Jack Frost (sire of Sun Frost) and Captain Crusade. We bred these mares to our Blue Valentine stallions. Driftwood, foaled in Texas in 1932, was a great performer, a match race horse, a top all event rodeo horse, and maybe more importantly, had the ability to sire foals that also were great performers, and they, in turn, had the genetic strength to pass these traits down. Driftwood blood is still highly sought after in today’s performance horses. Driftwood died in 1960, and his best known, and perhaps best son, Driftwood Ike was born in 1950. Ike was the result of the now `very proven’ Driftwood X Joe Hancock cross, his dam being a grand daughter of Joe Hancock. Driftwood Ike was a very successful rope horse, and a sought after sire of rope horses. He was also versatile, as they rode speed events and barrel races with him. Driftwood Ike’s most prominent son was probably Orphan Drift, his dam going back to the old running bloodlines of Joe Reed II and Clabber. This was the proven cross of cowhorse blood on top of running blood, and is still used today. Orphan Drift was another successful rodeo roping event horse, and was used in several events. Orphan Drift proved to be quite pre potent, and sired many horses of great ability. MR Junewood, 192 AQHA open performance points in three events(KESA Quarter Horses) is a result of the strong genetics of Orphan Drift, and another proven Driftwood Ike son, Wayward Ike, whose dam also had running blood in her background. Once again, we have the cowhorse X running blood cross, and MR Junewood carries it on both sides of his pedigree. Driftwood Sensation is a linebred Driftwood stallion that infuses differing lines of Joe Hancock and Driftwood into our breeding mix. He adds Joe Hancock sons Roan Hancock and War Chief and the Driftwood son Easy Keeper, and the Driftwood daughter Brown Beulah to our blending of bloodlines. This adds bloodline concentration with more genetic strength overall. MR Fritz Wood is a son of MR Junewood that is having a successful show career on the open AQHA circuit. As of July 2013 he has over 400 points in four events, all as a JR age horse. He is Driftwood Ike on the top side plus the Driftwood daughter Judy Sue, and Partee Doc, King Fritz, Captain Crusade, Leo and the Driftwood daughter, Oakwood on the bottom . This gives Fritz the strong blend of several top cowhorse bloodlines, plus he has mixed in the speed bloodlines of Par Three, Captain Crusade and Leo. You have to remember that the Joe Hancock and Driftwood horses were both match race horsesas well. Cowhorse blood plus speed, a proven combination.