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Appaloosa History:
Whistle Britches F-2492 (T-71) CRHA nr

Well how could Appaloosa Territory have Navajo Britches and Double Six Domino without the "middle part" - Whistle Britches? Below is Whistle Britches information. Enjoy.

Any contributions would be Appaloosa-ly appreciated and attributed.

Again, my thanks to Tracy Meisenbach for the production list [2016].



Whistle Britches

Basic Info

Whistle Britches
T-71 to F-2492
Sire: Double Six Domino F-2646
Dam: Freckles H F-2319 CRHA nr
("complete" pedigree at bottom of page)
Sire of 200 foals: 1952-1975
His bloodline is eligible for registration with the Colorado Ranger Horse Association (CRHA).
Bred by Pete Smith, Tatum, New Mexico.

A little history from Bob Lapp

Miles began his horse operation in either 1953 or 1955....he authored a number of articles for the old Appaloosa News and used different dates in different articles.

At any rate, guess what? Whistle Britches was the FIRST Appaloosa stallion Miles owned, bought him around 1955; Miles bought Joker B in 1959 and for a while, both stallions stood at Miles' Cee Bar Ranch in north Texas before he sold them and bought Prince Plaudit from Hank Wiescamp.

According to Miles himself, Whistle Britches was initially crossed on about 25 top flight QH mares...Peter McCue and King Ranch breeding and other mares out of the Double Six Domino (Whistle Britches' sire) line. Don't remember the exact date when Miles sold him, but he later stood for ApHC Hall of Famer Laurio Boggio at her Double A Ranch in Montana/later in South Dakota during the mid 60s; Whistle Britches really started to take off as a sire when he stood at the world famous Eagle Nest Ranch in Tennessee. This was in the early 70s...and one of the ads describes him as "The World's Greatest Living Appaloosa Sire". ENR was also standing the great son of Joker B, Joker's Sundance, at the same time, but Whistle Britches got top billing.

Don't know if you'd call these horses "Foundation", but aside from short tails, which according to custom at the time were usually pulled to just above the hocks, these were NICE horses even by today's standards.

Whistle Britches produced horses that haltered and rode...but one in particular, a cutting horse named "Quill", was 1966 National Champion Senior Cutting horse at the National Show in Sweetwater, Texas. (also a hotbed of cutting activity in those days). Quill was double-bred D66D: Whistle Britches was by Double 6 Domino and Quill's dam was by Buttons B who was by Double 6 Domino. Close up him a champion cutting horse. The Domino line produced a lot of very athletic horses although Double Six himself was said to be a bit rank.

A lot of stallions helped build the breed in those "glory-years" from the late 50s to the mid-70s...and Whistle Britches has to be counted among the contributers.

~Bob L.

The following information from Sharon Irwin [down to the references.]
Show Record (Pre/ApHC Show Point System):
Note: Show record may be incomplete

Race Record: Unraced.

Progeny Record:


Appaloosa News 1-70:163, 2-70:75, 3-70:109, 5-70:98, 2-65:112, 2-66:60, Mar-Apr60:49, Jan61:63, 1-73:65, 2-73:65, 10-73:122, 1-71:60, 2-71:84, 1-72:128, 2-72:94, 4-72:63, 12-82:115, 4-67:98, 11-67:77, 1-68:116, 2-68:107, 4-68:95, 1-69:143, 2-69:115, 4-69:42, 10-69:14, 1-74:71, 2-74:167, CRHA Bloodlhorse V7:5





Appaloosa News January 1961 p63





Appaloosa News 1965




Pedigree of Whistle Britches

Dr Howard JC
Mansfield's Comanche
Juanita M #21700
Appaloosa News3-83:”JE Baker acquired her and applied for papers in 1962. She died the same year at 31. JE said “not what you would call a gentle mare; you could not trim her feet and she was barely broke to lead”.
Double Six Domino
1959 and 1970 National Champion Get of Sire
Mansfield Comanche F-3096
One Eyed Waggoner
Cooterville Chicken
T-498 (1943)
Freckles H
F-2319/CRHA nr
1959 National Champion produce of dam
Dixon's Dunnie or Dunnie Dixon [?] AQ



Appaloosa News December 1982 p 115

Mansfield's Comanche Breeder's Association was formed at some point and was still viable in 1971. It appears to be an advertising cooperative, much like the early Sundance ads. I am not aware that it evolved into a club like Sundance. Any further information on this association would be appreciated. [Other similar organizations were the Dark Cloud Breeders, the Toby Breeders, the Red Eagle Breeders, and Sundance 500 Breeders.]

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