Pieper Ranch’s Texas Kicker Dies
Texas Kicker, the 1991 AQHA junior reining world champion, was euthanized September 26 at Pieper Ranch in Marietta, Oklahoma. Dick Pieper is also mourning the death of his son, Brad, who was killed in an automobile accident September 25. Funeral arrangements for Brad are still pending.
Texas Kicker was a 1987 chestnut stallion by American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame sire Colonel Freckles and out of Angels Rosie by Mr Gold 95; he was bred by Louis and Wanda Waters of Utopia, Texas. The Piepers purchased “Tex” as a yearling, and it was at Pieper Ranch where he found his lifelong home. Fittingly, Texas Kicker is now buried at Pieper Ranch.
“We had owned and been very successful with several offspring of Colonel Freckles and were very fond of their conformation, mind, and versatility,” said owner Brenda Pieper. “When LA Waters, owners of Colonel Freckles, dispersed their breeding program following the death of Colonel Freckles in 1987, we made an effort to find what we thought was his best son. Texas Kicker fit that description to a tee. Dick rode him to the AQHA world champion junior reining title in 1991. His score in the finals was an amazing 228, which held as a record high score for many years.”
To read the full article on AQHA.com, click here. The Pleasurehorse.com family would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Pieper family.