1908, "First Wagon Tracks".
Charlie Russell sure knew how to paint the West!
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.
Keenan Ranch News.....
Visiting with Keenan Ranch foals and mares, 1st Place "Friends".
The results for the Sundance 500 2018 photo contest are in! The Keenan Ranch received 1st placements in three categories: Modeling, Friends and Funtime. The winning photos are posted below.
KR Biscuits N Honey, 1st Place "Modeling"
KR Celilospottedhawk and KR Cheyenneselegance, 1st Place "Funtime"
John & Katie Keenan
Ismay, MT 59336