Shahcolate Bey Ma quietly in his own way has been an ambassador for the Arabian Horse. Bred and born to be a National Caliber performance horse, Shahcolate at the age of 4 in his second show qualified himself for the Region 9 Western Pleasure Championships in Junior Horse and Amateur by winning his Amateur Class ( 8 horses in the class ) and placing second in the Junior Horse ( 8 horses in the class ) Shahcolate had only been under saddle 4 months at this point (May 1993).
Shahcolate winning a Western Pleasure class Shahcolate being ponied on the ranch
But instead of continuing down the show horse road Shahcolate left the show ring in 1994 and fell out of sight of the Arabian horse industry. Living on a cutting horse/cattle ranch from 1992 thru 2000. Shahcolate earned the admiration and respect of Quarter Horse owners and trainers for his cow sense, quiet temperament, beauty, and great heart. Many a blacksmith had to be reminded he was a stallion while he stood tied quietly among Quarter Horse mares, gelding and stallions.
Ranch Stuff 10 Year old Madison and 25 Year old Shahcoltate March 2014
During these years Shahcolate spent his time working cattle, being a ranch horse and used often as a trail and the occasional Dressage lesson horse. In 1996 Shahcolate was used on the 13,000 acre Brushy Hill Game Ranch in Sabinal, Texas as the lead horse in their mounted wild hog hunts. Once again Shahcolate proved that the Arabian horse is up to any challenge, during a hunt a 400 pound hog was shot deep in the brush, Shahcolate was the only horse in the hunting group willing to fight his way through the thorny brush and approach the dead hog. Shahcolate then dragged the hog back thru the brush to the open road. Every one that witnessed this event agreed that if they hadn’t seen an Arabian do it they would not have believed it.
Picture of Buck, Shahcolate's Best Friend of 17 years. Buck passed away in April 2009 and is greatly missed, he was 26 years old.
After 13 years of obscurity in the Arabian Horse Industry Shahcolate reentered the show ring as a Cutting Horse with very little training in August of 2007, by the end of October 2007 Shahcolate had been named 2007 US Champion for most Money Earned Non-Pro Novice Cutting Horse and a US Top Five in the open Novice Horse.
Shahcolate's first Cutting Show August 2007
I am laughing because of what you cannot see in this picture. They were flapping a big plastic bag in front Shahcolate trying to get him to put his ears up but he just ignored it, we all gave up on the idea, Shahcolate was just being himself once again proving Arabians are not crazy
2007 also proved his worth as a sire his daughter Coco’s Little Missle+/ was named a US Top Ten in the Cow Horse Futurity and in 2008 she was named US Reserve National Champion AOTR Working Cow Horse and in 2009 was the National Champion AOTR Working Cow Horse as well as earning her Legion of Supreme Honor at the age of 7. Her brother Coco Polene+// solidified Shahcolate’s ability to produce when he was named a 2008 US Top Ten Futurity Working Cow Horse and in 2011, 2012 & 2013 was the US National Champion in AOTR Working Cow Horse as well as the 2013 US National Champion Open Working Cow Horse. His son Coco Lucerro was a US Top Ten AOTR Working Cow Horse in 2011 & 2012. His daughter Coco's Gaollan Drena was a US Top Ten in the Cow Horse Futurity in 2011 & US Top Ten AOTR Working Cow Horse in 2012.
I get asked occasionally how TS horses learn that roll back stop on cattle. Pictured below is Shahcolate showing one of his favorite moves loose in the field "roll backs" and the second picture is his daughter Cocos Little Missle+/ doing what she does best. Go figure.
Shahcolate Bey Ma continues to prove Arabians can be all around Tough, Beautiful and Gentle horses and as a sire he brings it all, Beauty, Temperament, Substance, Athletic Ability, Toughness and most of all Heart, his Pedigree speaks for its self. Take a look at what this Quiet Beautiful Stallion can do for your breeding Program.