David N. over at the facebook page for this site has now asked twice, "Why Roanman?"
So ... because David has proven himself to be chronically pleasant, patient and kind, although a little long winded at times, and also because we couldn't come up with anything else to write about tonight, we have decided to indulge him.
I started to "roan out" at about 16, and was a full blown roan by about 35.
The following is a good example of what I call a "bay roan".
Many, maybe most, horse people might call this color red roan, as whoever named him sure did.
This is Red Roan Raider, he was a sire of very nice ranch horses and the occasional good rope horse.
I rode one a little and really liked him.
Click on the photo to go to Deckert Quarter Horses, the ranch where he stood at stud.
Next is 1995 futurity Champion, and prolific sire of cutting horses, Peptoboonsmal.
Now this is what I call a red roan.
Again, click the photo to visit his site.
I have a yearling stud colt I'll be riding next winter by one of his better sons.
This is Peptoboonsmal's dam, Royal Blue Boon, one of the greatest producing mares in the history of the breed with 14 or 17 babies that earned somewhere north of $2,600,000 in the cutting pen, and a great example of a blue roan.
Click on the photo below to go to her tribute page at Larry Hall Cutting Horses, where she spent most of her life.
And just in case your not yet sick of me going on and on about horses ..... again, here's a 20 second video of Royal Blue Boon showing at the 1984 super Stakes.
And if that ain't enough for ya, here's a photo of her two cloned daughters, also blue roans, which links up to press release from Viagen (The Cloning Company) ... seriously ... about Royal Blue Boon being the first ever cloned mare.
When will you learn David ..... when will you learn.