Welcome to "Carter Performance Horses"  Standing AQHA Cutting, Reining, Cowhorse, Ranchhorse Stallions, Horses for Sale

The Home of AQHA Quarter horse Stallion Peppy Dry Bonanza

Myself (I am Mary Lisa!) & my husband Mark started our Quarter horse interests at a young age although we did not acquire Peppy until a few years ago. We really started getting enthused about “cowhorses” during our “Team Penning days”.
Mark and Mary Lisa
 
We competed extensively east of the Mississippi winning several pocketfuls of money!

Team Penning Working cowhorse

 

 We even won reserve at the Quarter Horse Congress the 1 year they had the Open Competition. (the really hard show was right after that at Hilliard though where the cattle were really wild - we won 3 out of 4 classes & 3rd & 4th in the 4th class there !$!$) It is definitely an exciting event requiring a cowey, very athletic, alert, intelligent horse.

 

Our Cabin
Our Cabin
 

During these years we really saw the value of a GOOD horse. Then one evening, while we were snowed in at a show at the Ag. Center in NC, Mark met a fellow who asked if he was interested in purchasing a stallion...,well, this horse “Peppy” was owned by a man who had become ill & was not recovering well after 2 yrs of difficulty. Peppy, green broke and been standing in a stall.

 

 

Our Team!

 

Ranch Broke Cowhorses for SaleMark & Mary Lisa in front of our Old Home

Cowboys

Mark wanted to see the Dry Doc / Little Peppy horse & flew down the following week to take a look.  Peppy came home with him!  He had a personality so like his father, Dry Doc, that we could train kids to ride on him! (after his hoof problems resolved from standing too long in the stall).

Since Peppy was too old (87') for the Futurity / Derby competitions and had not had any training on cattle yet, we decided it was really too late to start him with a professional trainer. We would just breed him to see if he could produce like his bloodlines suggest he could.

We needed a few mares - all we had were geldings! It took several years to get Peppy's foals on the ground & old enough to see if they could perform. 

It took several years to get Peppy's foals on the ground & old enough to see if they could perform. Now, they are starting to prove themselves in cutting, working cowhorse, ranch horse, ranch versatility, reining, reined cowhorse, team penning, & barrel racing.  

Quarter horses

 Peppy is finally well on his way to prove himself as a sire! If you are interested in breeding for intelligence, agility, natural collection, & cow; Peppy is a good choice.
 

If you are interested in breeding for intelligence, agility, natural collection, & cow; Peppy is a good choice.

And, by the way, if you are not interested in waiting that long to own one of Peppy's colts, see our "Colts For Sale" page...

 

Cody Feeding Racoons
Cody feeding the 'coons!
 
 
New News!

"Rods Western Palace" used our place to photo the Fall & Winter catalogs for this year! They are a bunch of great folks! We really had a good time. Here are 2 of the catalogs that Mark is even on the cover.

 

    
And lookie here! Rod's finally put my picture on the cover of one of them with Mark & some of our ranch buddies from the Smokerise Ranch!! This is Mary Lisa (me), Steve, Brent, Mark, Lynn, and our cowdogs. We all call ourselves "supermodels" now...

 

 

Please phone for video of Peppy and his foals.

Carter Performance Horses
Quarter Horse Stallion , Reining & Cutting Horses for Sale
3558 Patriot Road, Patriot, Ohio 45658
Tel: 740-379-2701