Almost 50 years ago Wade bought his first Quarter Horse mare. She came from Hamilton, MT in the back of a chicken hauling bus. Later he bought a beautiful bay son of Prince Bar by three Bars TB. He ran them on the chariot and also rode them. Later, more horses came along including a little bay mare named Bay Ida Mae by Cowboy II by Joe Moore out of Baldys Ida by Baldy Joe by Joe Hancock. she was little, 15 hands, and could really run. She went on to produce a track record holder by Lad Leo and seven other AAA/AA colts including one by the great Azure Te.
In 1971 Wade bought Lad Leo, the last own son of the great Leo. Lad, became the cornerstone of the Zollinger breeding program. Like his father, Lad Leo stamped his offspring with correct conformation, good bone, large feet, excellent muscling, intelligence, and, of course, a willing disposition. Lad put Wade in business, and his son JX Leo Sun Up and the Lad Leo daughters and granddaughters keep him in business.
After many years working in the Quarter Horse Industry, Wade has accomplished some of the highest honors there are in the Horse World. The ranch has been featured in the Quarter Horse Journal, The American Quarter Horse, and several other books and magazines across the world. The Western Horseman in Germany did a five page article about the ranch and its accomplishments. In 2010, Western Horseman named Zollinger Ranch as one of the Premier Breeders of Performance Horses in the nation. We are proud of our program and what we've accomplished in the quarter horse industry.
Our goal is and has always been to breed and raise quality horses with good minds, great dispositions, correct conformation, and athletic ability. We raise horses you can do anything on.
This year Zollinger Quarter Horse Ranch will hold our Annual Production Sale on September 8, 2012here at the ranch in Oakley, Idaho. We will offer an outstanding selection of bloodline, conformation, color, and quality. Our Lad Leo broodmares are the foundation of our breeding program; crossing them to some of the best bloodlines in the country. Our stallions include Double L Boon by Peptoboonsmal, JX Leo Sun Up by Lad Leo, CR Bodees R Blue by Bodee Boonsmal, WZ Poco Hollywood, a grandson of Poco Bueno and Bailey Joe, Poco Blakburn Smoke, Dry Speck A Pepper, Money's Illusion by Dash for Cash, Mr Silver Pistol by Playgun, Dynamo Dunit by Hollywood Dunit, and Pecos Little Peppy by Peppy San Badger.
Wade always loves to "talk horses", so call or come by the ranch anytime.
Hope to see you soon,
Zollinger Quarter Horse Ranch
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