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Traveler (horse)


<tr><th>Discipline:</th><td>Racing</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 12, 2008.</td></tr>
Traveler
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- Traveler-

Breed: Unknown, but a foundation sire for the Quarter Horse
Sire: unknown

<tr><th>Grandsire:</th><td>unknown</td></tr>

Dam: unknown

<tr><th>Maternal grandsire:</th><td>unknown</td></tr>

Gender: Stallion
Foaled: about 1880
Country: United States
Color: Roan
Breeder: unknown
Honors
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)


Mystery surrounds Traveler, as his breeding is completely unknown.[1] He appeared in Texas in the mid-1880s and eventually ended up as a match racehorse and stallion.[2] Some stories have him part of a contractor's work string doing grading work on a railroad being constructed in Eastland County, Texas.[3] Whether or not this story is true, the first recorded owner of Traveler was a man named Brown Seay.[4]

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.[4] 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.[5]

He died in 1912.[2] He sired such influential Quarter horses as Little Joe, King (later named Possum), Jim Ned, Judge Thomas, Texas Chief, and Captain Joe.[1] Other descendants included Joe Reed II, Hard Twist, Silver King, Tonto Bars Hank, and Tonto Bars Gill.[6]

He was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) AQHA Hall of Fame.[7]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Close Legends 2 p. 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Short Unregistered Foundation Sires of the American Quarter Horse p. 42
  3. Chamberlain Quarter Paths: Traveler from Oblivion to Fame" Quarter Racing Journal February 1990 p. 16, 68, 71
  4. 4.0 4.1 Denhardt "The Traveler Legacy" Quarter Horse Journal May 1981 p. 106-108
  5. Groves "Out of New York, By Boxcar" Quarter Horse Journal April 1993 p. 18
  6. Nye "Fast Travelers" Quarter Racing Record December 15, 1962 p. 6-11
  7. AQHA Hall of Fame accessed on February 3, 2008


References

  • 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

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