Hancock Bloodline Qtr Horses

 

We raise our horses out on the range, where they breed, foal and grow up. They know how to cross a creek, turn around in a tight spot, and come off the mountain.

Blue Valentine bred horses are a big part of our program. We stand three Blue Valentine bred studs and most of our mares have significant Blue Valentine influence. 

We will be marketing individual colts throughout the year. Stop by and take a look, the coffee’s always on.
Joel Kretz

Stallions

Blue Valentine bred horses are a big part of our program. We stand three Blue Valentine bred studs and most of our mares have significant Blue
Valentine influence. More on our stallions...

Horses for Sale

We raise our horses out on the range, where they breed, foal and grow up. They know how to cross a creek, turn around in a tight spot, and come off the mountain. Take a look...

Broodmares

The mares are of foundation breeding, take a good look at the horses in their backgrounds. We have tried to select mares from lines that go back to good using and performance lines for generations. More...

 

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Promised Land Ranch

 

We are located in the Okanogan Highlands area of northeastern Washington State where we raise cattle, timber and Hancock/Blue Valentine bred Quarter Horses. We are currently standing six Blue Valentine bred studs and run about 60 broodmares.

Rounding up cattle in the Okanogan Highlands can be a challenge. It's big, steep, high elevation country and we found out a long time ago that, while there's lots of good horses out there, there's not a lot that can bring the cows home at the end of the day. Especially if you have fast cows. We noticed certain bloodlines seemed to produce horses that could go all day, and usually had the cows at the end of the day. Many of those same horses had the ability to succeed in the arena. We have concentrated our breeding efforts on those bloodlines. We are looking for good size, feet and bone, calm temperament, trim necks and good heads, athletic horses that cinch deep with backs that will hold a saddle. In other words, using horses, the kind cowboys like to ride.

We raise our horses out on the range, where they breed, foal and grow up. They know how to cross a creek, turn around in a tight spot, and come off the mountain. 

We will be marketing individual colts throughout the year. Stop by and take a look, the coffee’s always on. 

Joel Kretz

Blue Valentine bred horses are a big part of our program. We stand three Blue Valentine bred studs and most of our mares have significant Blue Valentine influence. A grandson of Joe Hancock by the great Red Man, Blue Valentine brings tremendous size and bone to our program. He had quite a reputation as a rope horse, but what we value most is the tremendous disposition. We have found that we don't need to "break" Blue Valentine horses. With a little ground work, we just get on and start riding, with no buck. They are gentle, no nonsense horses but still have the bottom to work all day. The older I get, the more I like that combination. For a great in-depth look at the background of the Blue Valentine horses, go to the
following link at Hancock Horses.

http://www.hancockhorses.com/article-baru.html




 
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Joel, Sara & Jed Kretz, Wauconda, WA
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