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Stallion with royal pedigree donated to Tarleton

July 9, 2009

STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS—When it comes to bloodlines, a stallion recently donated to Tarleton State University’s equine science program receives the highest marks for an exceptional pedigree. Perfect Pepto, a 2001 red roan stallion, was sired by Peptoboonsmal and out of Smart Little Mindy.

For those unfamiliar with the cutting horse industry, Peptoboonsmal is one of the top sires. He earned more than $165,000 in National Cutting Horse Association events and his offspring have earned more than $12 million.

Perfect Pepto’s maternal grandsire is Smart Little Lena. Smart Little Lena earned almost $744,000 in cutting. So far, the prolific sire has produced 17 world champions and his offspring have earned more than $26.5 million.

“Perfect Pepto was donated to us by DuWayne Andresen,” said Dr. Don Henneke, associate professor of equine science. “He paid quite a bit for the horse as a 3-year-old. One of the reasons DuWayne chose to donate the stallion to Tarleton is because he lives in Weatherford and wanted to see the horse whenever he liked.”

Perfect Pepto was bred by Susan Stevens of Decatur, Texas. He was shown briefly before an injury ended his cutting career.

“He stifled about 10 days before the futurity,” Henneke said. “Even with the injury, he made it to the semi-finals at the Augusta Futurity—basically on three legs.”

Tarleton bred Perfect Pepto to about 20 mares this year and will stand him to the public for the 2010 breeding season.

“I think he’s one of the best looking Peptoboonsmal studs out there,” Henneke said. “He’s a real nice horse with a great temperament.”