Running Bar W Ranch is nestled in the rolling hills of deep East Texas. The horses we use here must have speed due to the small open areas, size to handle the pressure of the cattle to be roped and treated for aliments, and most importantly have sharp minds to react to the situations you can get into with this type of terrain. We strive to raise just this type of horse at Running Bar W.
The Running Bar W ranch was not established due to a long heritage, but out of our love of ranching and rodeoing. I have had quarter horses since boyhood. After college, I was able to get back into the horsemanship activities I loved. Since 1982, after being introduced to the Hancock breed, I was convinced that this was the type of horse that would serve me well.
We are raising Joe Hancock, Blue Valentine and Hancock-cross foundation bred quarter horses. They are horses with good bone, good feet, and great dispositions. The added plus is that they all have color.
Running Bar W Ranch purchased its first Hancock bred stallion from Leonard Bagwell of Loma, Colorado. His name was Bagwell’s Regent. We are currently standing a 1994 Blue Roan Stallion named Timber Hawk Hancock. He was raised on the Broken Bones Ranch in Wyoming. Hawk has 54.5 AQHA points earned in Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping-Heeling, Team Roping-Heading & Halter. He was a 1999 AQHA World Championship Show OPEN Junior Tie-Down Roping Qualifier, a 1998 AQHA Work Championship Show OPEN Junior Tie-Down Roping Qualifier, a 1998 AQHA Work Championship Show OPEN Junior Team Roping-Heading Qualifier, and a 1998 Earned AQHA Performance Register of Merit.
Also, currently standing is a 2002 chestnut stallion named Pecos Big King. He is the son of a 1990 World Championship Tie-Down Qualifier. He is an excellent cross on Hancock mares for calf ropers and heelers.