1956 - 1992
14.3h 1000 lbs.
Doc Bar is best remembered as the horse which
revolutionized the cutting horse industry.
Tom & Jack Finley (AZ) bred Dandy Doll to Lightning Bar
(son of Three Bars - TB). They named the foal Doc Bar.
Doc Bar was bred for speed , but ended up a halter horse who sired exceptional
cutting horses and very good cow horses. Shown at halter by Charley Araujo of CA.
Of 13 showings at halter, Doc Bar was grand champion
10 times and reserve champion once.
In 1962 Doc Bar was sold for $30,000 to Dr. (dentist) & Mrs. Stephen Jensen of
Orinda, CA. Doc Bar lived at their ranch south of Hollister, CA, managed by daughter
Stephenie and her husband, Charlie Ward. The ranch purchased some Poco Tivio and
foundation bred QH mares, and the get went on to make history. Perhaps one of the
most famous and successful breeding combinations was Doc Bar and Teresa Tivio.
Doc Bar lines dominated NCHA (cutting) for 2 decades (Doc O'Lena, Dry Doc, Smart
Little Lena, Doc's Lynx, Doc's Remedy, Cuttabar, etc.). Those lines continue to
influence many of the leading horses in the cow horse world.
Doc Bar sired his last foal when he was 21, was retired to pasture (sterile) with an
old companion mare, and died at age 36 when his health failed.
Doc Bar According to AQHA records, sired 485 foals
which earned over 7,000 halter and performance points and
27 AQHA Champions. Doc Bar is credited with bringing a totally
different look to cutting horses and for putting the sweeping
motion into the cutting horses of today.