Leading NCHA and NRCHA Sire WR This Cats Smart dies at 23
Wagonhound Land and Livestock announced today that their senior sire WR This Cats Smart died due to complications of colic.
“This horse has been a blessing to our family. It is a real compliment that breeders shared our faith in his ability as a sire and bred some of the best mares in the industry. I am sure the impact he has made in the industry will be felt for years to come,” said Wagonhound Land and Livestock Owners Arthur and Catherine Nicholas.
The earner of $236,514, WR This Cats Smart was a finalist in 24 major National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) aged events as a 4, 5, and 6-year-old. His accolades include the 2005 NCHA Open Finals Championship under Tim Smith, who described the stallion as “A star all the way – so very smart and stylish.”
His first foals arrived in 2005 and his brilliance passed down to his offspring as they have earned more than $16 million and dozens of NCHA, NRCHA and AQHA World Championships. A Leading NCHA and NRCHA Sire since 2010 he proved to be a true all-around sire as his get has been competitive in multiple disciplines including cutting, reined cow horse, reining, breakaway roping, heading, heeling, barrel racing, ranch, sorting, and team penning.
“Not only was WR This Cats Smart a talented performer and remarkable sire of performance horses but he provided our cowboys with some of our best ranch horses. The impact he has had on the Wagonhound is significant and will be realized for generations to come through his influence on our breeding program,” added Wagonhound General Manager Dustin Ewing.
The 23-year-old stallion stood to the public at Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas since 2010. “WR This Cats Smart undoubtedly made his mark on the industry and our team is proud to have had the opportunity to be a part of his success. He will be greatly missed by us all,” Four Sixes Ranch Horse Division Manager Dr. Glenn Blodgett commented.
Four Sixes Ranch will offer frozen semen next year on WR This Cats Smart. A fee will be announced later. For more information, contact Four Sixes Ranch at 855-674-6773.