It cost $102 in duties to cross one horse from Brownsville to Matamoros


John McAllen bought horses from the quartermaster at Fort Brown, which were liquidated after the war


Platinum Playgun 4548642 is a beautiful gray stallion, purchased from the Bartlett Ranch in Weatherford, Texas. He is a direct son of the legendary stallion Playgun and maternal grandson to Handle Bar Doc. Thank you to Dick and Brenda Pieper, owners of Playgun, for their help in finding this beautiful stallion. We hope to improve confirmation, agility, and pedigree to our horse band with this stallion


Zanderford’s Cowboy 3012440 was purchased from Ledford Ranch, Durango, Colorado. He is directly descended from old bloodlines of King Ranch breeding. Zanderford possess all the characteristics of his King Ranch ancestors


Many mares were purchased from the W.T. Waggoner Ranch, Hal Bogle Estate, Haythorn Ranch, Mileño Ranch and other well known breeders, in hopes of replicating old bloodlines of South Texas horses


Par Three Jack 2612353. Par Three Jack was purchased from El Mileño Ranch of Rio Grande City, Texas. He is a well-muscled, heavy-boned, sorrel stallion with an outstanding pedigree. He is a son of Par Three and maternal grandson to Two-Eyed Jack. He is a pleasure to have. His colts carry his gentle disposition and train easily. His stout confirmation and “cow sense” also show in his offspring


Peppy’s Gift 1706135. Argyle was gifted a stallion by his friend Tom T. East of Linn, Texas. A zebra-striped, line back dun stud colt, a proud addition to our horse herd. He is a paternal grandson of Mr. San Peppy and a maternal great-grandson to Trinidad. This stallion reflects the essence of South Texas quarter horse breeding. Not a large horse by any means, but very quick, agile and most of all, intelligent. He is truly the last of his kind, a South Texas cow horse. His colts are no exception; they are all born with his talent and confirmation. Many brood mares were kept from this stallion


Abejero 0617061. Abejero was purchased from King Ranch, Inc. Annual Horse Sale. A deep-chested, chestnut stallion, his greatest asset was his ability to work cattle. He added stamina and intelligence to the remuda and many broodmares to the manada. He was a paternal great-grandson of Hired Hand 1943, maternal great-grandson to Wimpy 1937 and a paternal grandson to Bill Cody 1944. Old Sorrel 1915 appears more than 3 times in his pedigree


Gold Snip 0116909. Gold Snip was purchased from Byrnie James, owner of King P234, in 1932. He was a black stallion, well-muscled with plenty of “cow sense.” Many brood mares were kept from this stallion adding color to the remuda, especially duns. A grandson to King P234 and son to Black Gold King 1949. He brought confirmation and work ability to our herd


Boiler Maker 0001743. Leased by Argyle in 1955 from his friend Don Stone. The stallion was chestnut in color, muscular, and large in height and weight. A son of Old Sorrel 1915 and maternal grandson to Chicaro (TB) 1923. His confirmation was his greatest asset. A foundation quarter horse. He is listed in The Foundation of Sires Of The American Quarterhorse by Robet Moorman Denhardt