OOOne of the first horses that Harry Frost started using in his breeding program in the early 50's was a horse called Skeeter H. He was a Coke Robards bred horse, from Colorado, going through Peter McCue's famous line of foundation horses. Those bloodlines are still in the Frost Quarter Horse mares. In 1950s Mr. Frost purchased a horse from George Wingfield. His name was Little Star, own son of Oklahoma Star. He and Floyd Lamb of Alamo, Nevada purchased the horse. Little Stars number was P726. Western Horseman did a series on early day studs for AQHA called "Legends of AQHA" and in this book is a picture of Little Star, held by his owner George Wingfield. With that he crossed Little Star horses over onto one standard bred mare and there again he had to get permanent registrations on them, so the inspector would come and inspect those horses. Those offspring from that cross were running quarter horses. With that cross they were able to take those horses and run them on the race track. Susie was bred to Little Star, by Oklahoma Star, producing Little Starlett F. He first ran her at 19 months and she ran until she was 11 years old. Most of it was in match races where "my horse is faster than your horse" and they get out there in an open field and run them. Most of the Frost Quarter Horse racing was done in that form but a lot of them were ran on recognized Thoroughbred tracks where they had Quarter Horse race meets. But at that time The American Quarter Horse didnt have a way of keeping track of all the horses that ran. Now they have speed indexes but in those days they had A, AA, AAA racehorses and thats how they rated them. Then in the 60s there was a kind of combination of racehorses for the racetracks, and showing horses in the performance and stock horse classes, and bridle horses, that was done by a fellow by the name of Bobby Ingersol. He was showing all the Buzz Bomb (son of Waynetta of West Wood Lawn) offspring in the cow palace and all the non-recognized shows put on by the California Reined Cow Horse Association. We had a lot of winners at the cow palace numerous times in the Open Hackamore and the Open Bridle. Out of that bunch of horses was one horse called Baldy Buzz who went to Oregon. A guy by the name of Comfort owned that horse and they showed him at a lot of shows like Pacific International. He had four ROM in various different events. During that same period we had another horse called Star 13 by Little Star that we showed in the cutting. He left home when he was 2 years old, and we owned him the entire time, he didnt come home until he was almost 17 years old. He was with 9 different trainers and he made 9 different trainers famous. He won the Pacific Coast Registered Cutting Horse Class in 1974. Has a certificate of ability. Has 4 register of merits in Western Pleasure, Reining and in Cutting Horse. We never showed him in halter. In the early days Mr. Frost showed some halter horses but his main thing was "using" and "performance" horses.
In the 70s Mrs. Baker and I acquired the horses from her dad. We went on with some working cow horses and performance horses and tried to maintain that. We never stayed with the racing horses because it was so expensive to race. So we stayed with the performance type horses and a lot of cowboys bought a lot of Frost Quarter Horses in the 70s and 80s to use on ranches. One of the things that Mr. Frost said, "If you cant make a living with Frost Quarter Horses then I, as a breeder of registered quarter horses, havent done a good job breeding horses." So one of the things that we strive to do is make it possible for a cowboy who buys one of these horses that he can take that horse with the proper training and have the ability to make a living with that horse. That is one of the things I have always tried to achieve and strive for.
Now we have introduced the Bert bloodline. We are going to start using a young Bert horse to cross on these Oklahoma Star bred mares. Bert and Oklahoma Star cross has been an excellent combination in the history of breeding the American Quarter Horse producing roping horses. Even today the mares are where the power lays. Not so much the studs. By keeping the bloodline pure with the mares. The Oklahoma Star mares are very dominant. The offspring take after the mares more than their sires. Frost Quarter Horses never puts a horse in a sale. The reason for that is that I dont know who buys them. I want to know who buys my horses. I want to know where they are going to go, what they are going to do with them, and how they are going to be treated. The number one thing I want to find out is that they are going to have a good home and if they dont have a good home you dont get to buy the horse. I dont care how much money youve got. Frost Quarter Horses does not buy horses. We do not buy brood mares. We raise our brood mares from within, we keep duplicate daughters of the mares and thats how weve been able to keep all these horses on the bottom side of the mares. On the registries you will see the Oklahoma Star and the Buzz Bomb crosses in there. The only thing we do is to try to change the studs about every ten years so that we can keep the type of horses that I like and that "Frost Quarter Horse" type of bloodline.
An ancestor of the Frost Quarter Horses.
|Sir Martin/Under Fire|
Sire: Tune In
|Round the World|
Mare Nevada Stock Farm
|Flower of Dorset|
Dam: Princess Ileana