BY KRISTEN SPINNING
To most, Terry Bradshaw is known as a former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, movie star, and jovial football commentator. To the AQHA world, the multiple Super Bowl winner is known for breeding, raising, and showing champion Halter horses.
Over the past 25 years, he has assembled a phenomenal roster of stallions and developed a broodmare band with impeccable bloodlines. As a result, his ranch has produced numerous Halter World Champions. With the recent acquisition of the top producing Western Pleasure stallion, Extremely Hot Chips, Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses has a new emphasis on producing great looking horses that can be great riding horses as well. To accomplish that goal, they have teamed up with longtime breeder Joan Schroeder, of Kiowa Ranch.
Terry believes, that in order to be successful, the entire business model for the Halter industry has to change. “It’s real simple; it’s called cash flow,” he says. “If you can put a saddle on a horse, and that horse has talent, you can sell that horse. You can move those babies. My thinking was that we’d better move in this direction. But, you can’t do that unless you have great horses. We had great Halter stallions and great Halter mares to breed to them, and now we have Extremely Hot Chips.”
Joan Schroeder bred and raised the 2006 AQHA stallion in partnership with Carl and Trish Yamber. She also owns his sire, Blazing Hot, a World Champion Junior Western Pleasure and Junior Western Riding horse in his own right. Chip was sold as a coming two-year-old. He went on to win multiple NSBA World Championships, the Quarter Horse Congress Futurity, and is the leading money winner of all time for AQHA stallions. His NSBA lifetime earnings topped $84,000, and his overall lifetime earnings exceed $90,000. He has already sired a slew of top Western Pleasure horses including AQHA, NSBA, and APHA World Champions.
Chip finished his stellar show career in 2017 by winning a Reserve Championship in Senior Western Pleasure at both the AQHA World Show and Quarter Horse Congress (as an 11-yearold) with Jay Starnes in the saddle. He was the oldest stallion to ever earn these titles. Russ Louderback had owned the stud since 2012 and also enjoyed Chip as his own personal horse. Chip is described as having a great mind, excellent manners, and a puppy dog personality. Joan had been standing Chip at Kiowa Ranch for the past three seasons. “I was so thrilled to get him back after all of those years.” However, Russ decided that he would like to spend more time with his family, and it was time to sell Chip.Click here to read the complete article