As I was looking at some Appaloosa websites one day, I came across 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 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

Keenan Ranch News.....


Mount Hope Stables in Texas purchased KR Midnite N Montana from us as a coming yearling.  He is  a black based NC colt from our 2015 foal crop, 5 panel clear and maturing into a very handsome young stallion!  We are excited to see his first foals in 2019 with Mount Hope Stables very nice fewspot mares and they offer stallion service as well.     Please click on the link provided below to learn more about Midnite and the program at Mount Hope Stables!

​John & Katie Keenan

Ismay, MT  59336


                       1908, "First Wagon Tracks".

Charlie Russell sure knew how to paint the West!