A Good Machine Passes Away
AQHA Stallion A Good Machine had to be put down Saturday, May 28. A 1993 bay stallion sired by Zippos Mr Good Bar and out of AQHA Champion, War Kelpie, AGM was a multiple AQHA, APHA, and NSBA World and Reserve World Champion and Congress Champion. He was also a Reserve Champion Sire and European Champion Sire.
Breeding Manager, Rick McDonald is waiting on results from an autopsy before making any public statements regarding the situation.
PleasureHorse.com will bring additional information to you, as it becomes available.
“Mac” was managed by John and Kim Dean for the majority of his career, and most recently by Rick McDonald of MC Equine. He was owned by Chris and Lianne Warwick Drake of Knights End Performance Horses.
At this difficult time, the team at PleasureHorse.com sends our sincere sympathies and best wishes to those who have ever been a part of the career of this accomplished show horse and stallion.
Comments from our community have been pouring in since the news of A Good Machine’s death…
“My condolences go out to everyone who has been touched by such a great stallion. His memory will live on in all the amazing foals he has sired.”
“My condolences to all who helped make this stallion a legend.”
“So very, very SAD…my condolences. Loss of a great, great sire…just devastating to the industry.”
“I will always have visual memories of Mac when I worked for John and Kim – he was just four then…I still see him doing his best to put on a grumpy face when I would entered his stall, but it was all bluff….he was a sweetheart! He was such a good boy. Condolences to owners and to everyone that knew Mac….so sorry to hear this…..”