1970 AQHA Sorrel Mare

aka "Fina"

"a faithful heart and true..."
Fina being patient with me while I prepare for a beginning dressage test at Spring Down Farm,
Portola Valley, CA circa 1978.
Fina gave us several foals, but none could replace her:
Old time foundation breeding, heavy on the Peter McCue, with a little Three Bars and Poco Bueno
Picture above taken at BlackHawk Ranch when it was a cattle and horse ranch;
before they planted hundreds of McMansions all over it.
Fina was my childhood dream come true. My first horse, purchased when I was in college, from a
wonderful gentleman cowboy in Soulsbyville. She was only two years old, untrained and without much
human contact. Vern handled her and rode her in a bosal for two weeks before I picked her up. We had
many adventures together and I spent every moment possible with her. She became my first broodmare
once I embarked into breeding quarter horses and gave us beautiful babies.
Portrait of Fina as commissioned by us.
"Spanish Siemon"
sorrel colt, 1976
when Fina was bred to
Tater Siemon (right)
"Spanish Dan Sir"
sorrel filly, 1978
when Fina was bred to
Sugar Daddy Too  (right)
"Skip N Bandit"
sorrel colt, 1981
when Fina was bred to
Smokey Bandit  (right)
and finally
" Bandit's Favor" by Smokey Bandit,
chestnut colt 1983 (sold en utero)
who did very well in halter with the
PCQHA for his owners
Fina was sold to make way for a show horse but she continued to give beautiful babies to her new owners.
Portrait of Dansir  as commissioned by us.