Traveler (horse)


Traveler (horse)

__NOTOC__Horse infobox
horsename = Traveler


caption = - Traveler-
breed = Unknown, but a foundation sire for the Quarter Horse
discipline = Racing
sire = unknown
grandsire = unknown
dam = unknown
damsire = unknown
sex = Stallion
foaled = about 1880
country = United States
color = Roan
breeder = unknown
honors = American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
updated= January 12 2008

Mystery surrounds Traveler, as his breeding is completely unknown.Close "Legends 2" p. 6] He appeared in Texas in the mid-1880s and eventually ended up as a match racehorse and stallion.Short "Unregistered Foundation Sires of the American Quarter Horse" p. 42] Some stories have him part of a contractor's work string doing grading work on a railroad being constructed in Eastland County, Texas.Chamberlain "Quarter Paths: Traveler from Oblivion to Fame" "Quarter Racing Journal" February 1990 p. 16, 68, 71] Whether or not this story is true, the first recorded owner of Traveler was a man named Brown Seay.Denhardt "The Traveler Legacy" "Quarter Horse Journal" May 1981 p. 106-108]

He was a light sorrel horse, with light amounts of roaning on his flanks. Markings were a snip, and a streak on the face. Standing around 15 hands high, he was leggy but well muscled, although George Clegg said the horse was the shortest backed horse he'd ever seen. He was also owned by the Shely brothers, who bred most of his most famous offspring. While owned by Seay, Traveler was match raced extensively in Texas.Groves "Out of New York, By Boxcar" "Quarter Horse Journal" April 1993 p. 18]

He died in 1912. He sired such influential Quarter horses as Little Joe, King (later named Possum), Jim Ned, Judge Thomas, Texas Chief, and Captain Joe. Other descendants included Joe Reed II, Hard Twist, Silver King, Tonto Bars Hank, and Tonto Bars Gill.Nye "Fast Travelers" "Quarter Racing Record" December 15, 1962 p. 6-11]

He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) AQHA Hall of Fame. [ [http://www.aqha.com/foundation/halloffame/halloffamebios.html AQHA Hall of Fame] accessed on February 3, 2008]

Notes

References

* [http://www.aqha.com/foundation/halloffame/halloffamebios.html AQHA Hall of Fame] accessed on February 3, 2008
* Chamberlain, Richard "Quarter Paths: Traveler From Oblivion to Fame" "Quarter Racing Journal" February 1990 p. 16, 68, 71
* Close, Pat ed. "Legends 2: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares" Colorado Springs:Western Horseman 1994 ISBN 0-911647-30-9
* Denhardt, Bob "The Traveler Legacy" "Quarter Horse Journal" May 1981 p. 106-108
* Groves, Lesli Krause "Out of New York, By Boxcar" "Quarter Horse Journal" April 1993 p. 18
* Nye, Nelson C. "Fast Travelers" "Quarter Racing Record" December 15, 1962 p. 6-11
* Short, Victoria "Unregistered Foundation Sires of the American Quarter Horse" Houston:Loshadt Publishing 1998

Other Reading

* Reynolds, Franklin "They Called Him Traveler" "Quarter Horse Journal" May 1957 p. 7-9, 22-23, 34-36, 54-65
* Rockingham, Montague "Traveler: Greatest Sire Since Sir Archy" "The Western Horseman" January 1949 p. 10-11, 33

External links

* [http://www.qhd.com/horse/stallion.asp?id=6908 Traveler at Quarter Horse Directory]
* [http://quarterhorselegends.googlepages.com/home4222222223222 Traveler at Quarter Horse Legends]


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