Legendary Texas Horseman Matlock Rose Has Died

Sad news from Texas today. Quarter horse breeder, rider, showman, judge and cutting horse expert Matlock Rose died last night. He was the first trainer to win five NCHA open world championships, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the man’s accomplishments.

If the names San Peppy and Poco Bueno mean anything to you, you know something about this man.

My friend Sally Harrison wrote his biography and, today, his obituary. I highly recommend that you read it on her blog.

Read an excerpt from his biography here to see why the word “legend” fits this man.

Sally sums it up this way: “As a trainer, breeder, teacher, and judge, Rose helped make the American Quarter Horse.”

(Sally Harrison photo)

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