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Doc Bar

Cutting sire</td></tr> <tr><th scope="col" colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">Honors</th></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;">American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame</td></tr><tr style="font-size:80%; font-weight:lighter; text-align:center; color:#555;"><td colspan="2">Horse infobox last updated on: January 11, 2008.</td></tr>
Doc Bar

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Breed: Quarter Horse
Sire: Lightning Bar

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>Three Bars</td></tr>

Dam: Dandy Doll

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>Texas Dandy</td></tr>

Gender: Stallion
Foaled: 1956
Country: United States
Color: Chestnut
Breeder: Finley Ranches
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Doc Bar was a Quarter Horse stallion that was bred to be a racehorse, became an outstanding halter horse, and in his sire career revolutionized the cutting horse industry.



Doc Bar was foaled in 1956, and died July 20, 1992.[1] His sire was Lightning Bar, a son of Three Bars (TB). His dam was Dandy Doll, a daughter of Texas Dandy. Dandy Doll's dam was a descendant of Joe Reed P-3.[2]

Among his famous offspring are Doc O'Lena, Doc's Oak, Dry Doc, Doc's Marmoset, Doc's Dandy Doll, Doc's Haida, Doc's Starlight, Handle Bar Doc, Doc's Prescription, and Doc's Play Mate.[3] Among his grandget are Smart Little Lena, Lenas Peppy, Royal Mahogany, and Lynx Melody.[1]

He died in 1992 and was buried on the Jensen/Ward Doc Bar Ranch in Paicines, California.[4]

He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) AQHA Hall of Fame.[5] In 2007 Western Horseman magazine chose Doc as number two on their list of top ten ranch horse bloodlines.[6]


Midway (TB)
Percentage (TB)
Gossip Avenue (TB)
Three Bars (TB)
Luke McLuke (TB)
Myrtle Dee (TB)
Civil Maid (TB)
Lightning Bar
Flying Squirrel (TB)
Doc Horn (TB)
Debutante (TB)
Della P
Old DJ
mare by Old DJ
Doc Bar
*Porte Drapeau (TB)
My Texas Dandy
Sadie M
Texas Dandy
Lone Star
mare by Cap
Dandy Doll
Lawyer (TB)
Bartender II
Bar Maid F
Red Joe of Arizona
Nelly Bly
Topsy by Gringo


  1. 1.0 1.1 Simmons, Legends: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares pp. 68–69
  2. Pedigree of Doc Bar at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 22, 2007
  3. Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires pp. 27–30
  4. Wohlfarth "Last Rites" Quarter Horse Journal p. 14
  5. American Quarter Horse Association "AQHA Hall of Fame"
  6. Denison and Hecox "The Top Ten Ranch Horse Bloodlines" Western Horseman pp. 34–41


  • Denison, Jennifer and Ross Hecox (ed.) (October 2007). The Top Ten Ranch Horse Bloodlines: Western Horseman ranks the top bloodlines used in today's working ranch remudas. pp. 34–41. 
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock (1987). The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires. Tacoma, WA: Premier Pedigrees. 
  • Close, Pat; Simmons, Diane (editors) (1993). Legends: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. ISBN 0-911647-26-0. 
  • Wohlfarth, Jenny (July 1996). "Last Rites". Quarter Horse Journal: 14. 

Further reading

  • Close, Pat "Doc Bar: The Story Behind the Legend" Western Horseman July 1977
  • Dixon, Cathy "The Doc Bar Heritage" Quarter Horse Journal June 1979
  • Nettles, Gayla "Doc Bar: The Failed Racehorse who Became the King of Cutting" Quarter Horse Journal February 2002
  • Robertson, Anna "The Doc Bar Influence in Cutting ... Will it Last?" Quarter Horse Journal January 1973

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