The Historic Winfield Young Ranch
Treasure State Quarter Horses is located 30 miles south of Chinook, Montana in the Bear Paw
Mountains. The terrain is very rugged and steep with the highest point
at nearly 6000 feet above sea level. We are currently into the fifth
generation living and working on this ranch.
The ranch was
established in the late 1800's by Winfield Young. It was, and still
remains, a working cattle operation. Throughout the years the ranch has
maintained a band of broodmares to supply the ranch's real need for
good, sturdy cow horses. Some of these ranch horses' bloodlines go back
over 60 years to mares Bill Young, the third generation rancher,
bred and raised.
Because the working horses were raised right here on the ranch, we
knew whether any training or physical problems were caused by genetics
or by life's circumstances. In this way, we could refine our broodmare
band until it produced only the best quality conformation,
trainability and performance.
The Young Ranch Today
Treasure State Quarter Horses is a traditional outfit with modern
day breeding. We ride our bloodlines, break our own colts, and do all
aspects of our ranch work on horseback. The mares foal out in the
hills and the colts learn to cover the country just as soon as they
Our colts are the product of a breeding program we began developing
in the early 1990’s which emphasizes versatility and disposition.
While it seems that everyone today is advertising “versatile horses,”
we took a different approach to building our program by concentrating
first on our broodmares.
We started with the ranch’s base of proven, cow horse broodmares,
then complemented this herd with what we feel are the best young
fillies and mares out of proven performance bloodlines of top Quarter
Horse breeders today. This has taken many years but we feel the
overall quality of our broodmare band has made this time consuming
effort more than worthwhile. True to our breeding program, our horses
are a blend of proven cow horses and performance Quarter Horse
Our stallions have been selected in much the same way as the mares.
Before we started looking, we researched the best proven bloodlines
currently offered. Then we decided which of these bloodlines would
both suit our breeding goals and cross best on our select broodmares.
True to our breeding program, our stallions and mares have a blend of
proven cow horse and performance Quarter Horse bloodlines.
We purchased the best young colts we could find from top breeders
and brought them up on the ranch under our careful watch and guidance.
In addition to general ranch use, they have been shown and proven in
competition in Barrel Racing and Cutting. While it takes longer to
prove out these young stallions, in the end we know exactly the
quality we have to offer, and have been well rewarded for our
Our herd sires, also available to limited outside breeding are:
Paddys Shota Merada
(Paddys Irish Whiskey x Mollie Merada), and
Symbol (Dash For Perks x
My Status Symbol.)
We have sons and daughters of the late
PC Mr Sun Peppy (1996 - 2011) by Sun
Frost. He will carry on through his many daughters in our
broodmare band. (Sun Frost x PC Peppy Kate)
Our 17th Production Sale will be
held Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Great Falls, Montana,
and will include some geldings bred, raised and used on the ranch.