By Erica Greathouse
Some horses just have star quality. It’s that unique charisma that goes above and beyond their already desirable traits. It’s not something that can be described with words; rather, it’s something that must be felt with the heart. When Jim Snow first saw Trillions–a 2017, AQHA/APHA solid paint bred, sorrel colt–when he was just days old on his mare’s side, he knew he had star quality. It was more than just his beautiful conformation and overall eye appeal that drew Jim to him. He immediately knew the colt was destined for greatness and that he needed to be a part of the Snow family.
A Royal Pedigree
Jim and Georgia Snow of Quinlan, Texas are no strangers to success in the Halter pen. They are the proud owners of the Million Dollar Sire My Intention (Playgirls Conclusion x RPL My Te Touching), known more affectionately as “Big Red.” Big Red has sired numerous World Champions in many breed registries and continues to make his mark on the Halter horse industry year after year as he approaches the honor of becoming the first Two Million Dollar Sire.
One of the reasons that Jim initially went to look at the flashy colt at Bill Huckabee’s ranch in Stephenville, Texas was the appeal of his pedigree. The colt is by Big Red and out of the AQHA and APHA World and Congress Champion mare, Classiest Lady, owned by Susan Voegele. “We’ve always loved Classiest Lady, and we think she’s one of the best in the business,” Jim says. Another factor that drew Jim to the colt’s breeding is that, historically, mares by I Gotta Cool Secret (Classiest Lady’s sire) cross very well with Big Red. The colt, whose barn name is “Buster,” had all of the makings of a champion, based on pedigree alone. However, seeing him in person confirmed all of Jim’s suspicions of his greatness, and then some. “When I saw him, he took my breath away. He had such a short, strong back, great legs, and a lot of bone. I asked them to price him, and it took them a couple months. Once they did, I was down there with a trailer,” Jim says. When Buster arrived home, Georgia saw him for the first time, and it was love at first sight. “He has so much eye appeal in addition to his beautiful conformation,” Georgia says. His personality also makes him a barn favorite. “He’s a laid back, ‘go with the flow’ kind of guy. He’s super quiet and takes a lot of naps,” Georgia laughs.Click here to read the complete article