We are deeply saddened that we must relay the news of the passing of another great stallion in the AQHA industry. Just a few days ago, we shared the news that AQHA World Champion stallion, Radical Rodder, was laid to rest at the age of 28. Sadly, another great sire, that has left a huge impact on the industry, has passed.
Three Nails Equine shared the following statement about the sudden passing of “Coos”:
“It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of one of the finest Halter Stallions this world has seen. His influence to the industry is phenomenal and will forever will be in the record books. Being the first Million Dollar Halter Sire is only one of the many accomplishments and attributes he contributed to the industry. “Coos,” as we lovingly called him, was loved by many, and he was the sweetest guy! He will surely be missed, and our hearts break of his passing. Rest In Peace “Coos.”
Kid Coolsified was the 2000, AQHA stallion by Kid Clusified and out of Coolsie Coosa. Not only was he AQHA’s first Million Dollar Halter Sire, other accolades include #1 Leading Sire of Open Halter Point Earners, #1 Leading Sire of Amateur Halter Point Earners, two-time World Champion Stallion, Congress Grand Champion Stallion, APHA Leading Sire, ApHC Leading Sire, multiple World and Reserve World Champion Sire, and multiple Congress Champion Sire.
For the past several years, Coos has been owned in partnership by Billy and Suzonne Franks of Three Nail Ranch and Dr. Steve Jensen. “He has lived a good life,” Suzonne says. “When Steve reached out to us about a partnership, it seemed like a very positive move to help get our equine business up and running. By just being at the horse shows, we’ve been able to see so many of his offspring and how they’ve always done so well.”
“We have some really nice babies on the ground this year, along with everyone else. Unfortunately, we can’t have these horses forever. We wish we could though. I’m just thankful that he went fast and didn’t suffer. That’s always my first thought. For a Halter horse to have such a long lifespan, to me, is extraordinary. He was in great health until the very end and was never sick when he lived at our ranch. He was a sweetheart.”
Both the Franks and the Jensens have protocols in place with frozen semen to help continue the legacy that Coos has left behind. Our sincerest condolences go out to both families following the passing of this exceptional animal.