As I was looking at some Appaloosa websites one day, I came across appaloosaspot.com and found this photo of  the George Phippen Appaloosa used by the ApHC during the 1970's.  The photo instantly reminded me of our mare, BCAP Cheyenne Maki!     Below is the text found on the profile page of appaloosaspot.com of the George Phippen Appaloosa.  For more Appaloosa profiles and information, you can connect to their site with the button provided.       

"APPALOOSA BY GEORGE PHIPPEN - 196?                  This drawing was an official Appaloosa profile commissioned by the Appaloosa Horse Club Board of Directors from renowned Western artist, George Phippen.   Phippen reportedly used photographs of early Appaloosa champions, as well as conformation illustrations/ measurements of top Thoroughbreds including Man O' War, to make a composite of the ideal Appaloosa. Palmer Wagner's book "The American Appaloosa Anthlogy" tells that Phippen submitted several drafts to the BOD which were sent  back for revision before the final image was approved. This image was used in  official ApHC Standards, The Appaloosa News, and in ApHC correspondence until  the late 1970's. A 1972 colored version by Merilee appeared on the cover of the  paperback volumes of the" Appaloosa Horse Club Stud Book and Registry"." 

~ Reprinted with permission from appaloosaspot.com.

"The Diva"   Below is our mare, Makis Sassi Micki.   Her former owner, Irina Weese, called her Scraggles but also "The Diva."   And they both fit!     Lovely mare!  

Above:  "Pride and Joy"  is our red leopard mare, WR Hawk Misty Morn.  Here she is with her 2015  colt, KR Chewelah Drifter, her pride and  joy!   


​John & Katie Keenan

8940 US Hwy 12

Ismay, MT  59336


                       1908, "First Wagon Tracks".

Charlie Russell sure knew how to paint the West!   


I was fortunate to come across Laura Christie Artworks from Bozeman, Montana on facebook and fell in love with her beautiful paintings and artistic expression.  She offered her "Painting a Day" series of 9 x 12 acrylic on canvasboard either her own drawings or your own photo.  I asked her to do two of our mares  for us and just love them both!!      Check her out on facebook:   Laura Christie Artworks!  


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