Purebred Arabian Horse Today
Purebred Arabian Cutting Horses in the West in the 1950’s
Jack Coleman’s Arabian Ranch, Puente CA had Riffles and Kahlseyn with trainer Johnny Hayes as shown in Western Horseman, October, 1956 issue in article “The Arabian in the West”. Unfortunately photos cannot be used as impossible to obtain permission from the unknown photographer! Sawadi, Purebred gelding, from Whitehall, Montana, with Johnny Hayes is also shown. This article goes into the Van Vleet Arabian Stud. Shereyn, owned by the Payne Arabian Ranch, CA, won the open stock horse class at San Francisco in 1946. The conclusion paragraph to the article: ” In the immediate future, as the breed continues to increase in numbers, there seems to be every indication of increased selection pressure through performance events on the Arabian horse. The possibility of Arabians bred and selected exclusively for western riding is a development that also seems likely to occur, and it should be welcomed, as it will stimulate the breeding of better Arabians for the future.