Treasure State Quarter Horses

Una Crowley Ford & Todd Ford
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The Historic Winfield Young Ranch

Young Ranch

Treasure State Quarter Horses is located thirty miles south of Chinook, Montana in the Bear Paw Mountains. The terrain is very rugged and steep with the highest point at nearly 6000 feet above sea level. We are currently into the fifth generation living and working on this ranch.

Bill Young
Bill Young

The ranch was established in the late 1800's by Winfield Young.  It was, and still remains, a working cattle operation. Throughout the years the ranch has maintained a band of broodmaresto supply the ranch's real need for good, sturdy cow horses. Some of these ranch horses' bloodlines go back over 60 years to mares Bill Young, the third generation rancher, bred and raised.  Because the working horses were raised right here on the ranch, we knew whether any training or physical problems were caused by genetics or by life's circumstances. In this way, we could refine our broodmare band until it produced only the best quality conformation, trainability and performance.


The Young Ranch Today

Montana Quarter Horses     Montana Quarter Horse Ranch     Treasure State Cattle Ranch

Treasure State Quarter Horses is a traditional outfit with modern day breeding. We ride our bloodlines, break our own colts, and do all aspects of our ranch work on horseback. The mares foal out in the hills and the colts learn to cover the country just as soon as they can stand.

Our colts are the product of a breeding program we began developing in the early 1990’s which emphasizes versatility and disposition. While it seems that everyone today is advertising “versatile horses,” we took a different approach to building our program by concentrating first on our broodmares.

We started with the ranch’s base of proven, cow horse broodmares, then  complemented this herd with what we feel are the best young fillies and mares out of proven performance bloodlines of top Quarter Horse breeders today. This has taken many years but we feel the overall quality of our broodmare band has made this time consuming effort more than worthwhile. True to our breeding program, our horses are  a blend of proven cow horses and performance Quarter Horse bloodlines.

Our stallions have been selected in much the same way as the mares. Before we started looking, we researched the best proven bloodlines currently offered. Then we decided which of these bloodlines would both suit our breeding goals and cross best on our select broodmares.  True to our breeding program, our stallions and mares have a blend of proven cow horse and performance Quarter Horse bloodlines.

We purchased the best young colts we could find from top breeders and brought them up on the ranch under our careful watch and guidance.  In addition to general ranch use, they have been shown and proven in competition in Barrel Racing and Cutting. While it takes longer to prove out these young stallions, in the end we know exactly the quality we have to offer, and have been well rewarded for our patience.

Our herd sires, also available to limited outside breeding are: Paddys Shota Merada (Paddys Irish Whiskey x Mollie Merada), and  Perks Status Symbol (Dash For Perks x My Status Symbol).

We have sons and daughters of the late PC Mr Sun Peppy  (1996 - 2011) by Sun Frost.  He will carry on through his many daughters in our broodmare band. (Sun Frost x PC Peppy Kate)


Treasure State Quarter Horses is an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder

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