Rey Posado Gold was imported by SDM Quarter Horses as a replacement for his sire Master Jay after he sadly passed away. Master Jay had been imported some years before and was a valued part of the SDM lineup, due to his strong genetics and value as an outcross sire (having no Doc Bar blood). Master Jay, was an NCHA money earning son of the great Colonel Freckles, the 1976 US NCHA Futurity Champion and an all-time leading sire of Cutting and Reined Cowhorses, despite passing away at just 13 years old.
Rey Posado Gold is from Peppys Miss Priss, an own daughter of Peppy San Badger, who won both the NCHA Open Futurity in 1977 (USA) and NCHA Open Derby in 1978 (USA), and has progeny earnings exceeding $25 Million.
Rey Posado Gold has three crosses of the immortal Rey Jay in his immediate pedigree – via three of Rey Jay’s most influential daughters. Buster Welsh described Rey Jay as being very cowy and getting really low to the ground when he worked, particularly for a horse in that era. Some of his style was attributed to a bad eye which resulted from an injury as a foal which impaired his vision. The horse had to keep a cow under control so that they were in his field of vision, and that led to him being expressive in his style. He would look at a cow hard, a picture of concentration. He gained notoriety through his gritty determination to hold tough cattle in the cutting pen.
Both Colonel Freckles and Rey Jay had very limited numbers of progeny, so the combination of the two in the pedigree of Rey Posado Gold is truly unique.
Rey Posado Gold is an amazing type with an equally amazing golden palomino colour. He stands 15hh, has great bone and throws consistently great types that are awesome riding horses. He possesses a powerful loin and is exceptionally deep through the hind quarter – a trait that his progeny inherent and which gives them an ability to drive into the dirt with ferocious stopping power. They are light in front and light in the bridle – which in combination with their fluent actions – holds them in good stead for Reining, Cowhorse, Campdraft and Challenge events. They are also suited to other endeavours such as Roping, Barrel, Polocrosse, Pleasure and Halter.
This is a most versatile and currently under-exposed stallion that is ideally suited for Australian breeders and competitors.