Doc Bar

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Doc Bar
Breed Quarter Horse
Discipline Halter
Cutting sire
Sire Lightning Bar
Grandsire Three Bars
Dam Dandy Doll
Maternal grandsire Texas Dandy
Sex Stallion
Foaled 1956
Country United States
Color Chestnut
Breeder Finley Ranches
Honors
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame
Last updated on: January 11, 2008.

Doc Bar (1956–1992) was a Quarter Horse stallion that was bred to be a racehorse, became an outstanding halter horse, and in his sire career revolutionized the cutting horse industry.

Life[edit]

Doc Bar was foaled in 1956,[1] and his sire was Lightning Bar, a son of Three Bars (TB). His dam was Dandy Doll, a daughter of Texas Dandy. Dandy Doll's dam was a descendant of Joe Reed P-3.[2]

Among Doc Bar's famous offspring are Doc O'Lena, Doc's Oak, Dry Doc, Doc's Marmoset, Doc's Dandy Doll, Doc's Haida, Doc's Starlight, Handle Bar Doc, Doc's Prescription, and Doc's Play Mate.[3] Among his grandget are Smart Little Lena, Lenas Peppy, Royal Mahogany, and Lynx Melody.[1]

Doc Bar died on July 20, 1992,[1] and was buried on the Jensen/Ward Doc Bar Ranch in Paicines, California.[4]

Doc Bar was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association's (or AQHA) AQHA Hall of Fame.[5] In 2007 Western Horseman magazine chose Doc as number two on their list of top ten ranch horse bloodlines.[6]

Pedigree[edit]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Midway (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Percentage (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gossip Avenue (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Bars (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luke McLuke (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myrtle Dee (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Civil Maid (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lightning Bar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flying Squirrel (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doc Horn (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debutante (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Della P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old DJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mare by Old DJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doc Bar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Porte Drapeau (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My Texas Dandy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sadie M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Texas Dandy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lone Star
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Streak
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mare by Cap
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dandy Doll
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lawyer (TB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bartender II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lundy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bar Maid F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Red Joe of Arizona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nelly Bly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Topsy by Gringo
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Simmons, Legends: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares pp. 68–69
  2. ^ Pedigree of Doc Bar at All Breed Pedigree retrieved on June 22, 2007
  3. ^ Pitzer The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires pp. 27–30
  4. ^ Wohlfarth "Last Rites" Quarter Horse Journal p. 14
  5. ^ American Quarter Horse Association "AQHA Hall of Fame"
  6. ^ Denison and Hecox "The Top Ten Ranch Horse Bloodlines" Western Horseman pp. 34–41

References[edit]

  • All Breed Database Pedigree of Doc Bar retrieved on June 22, 2007
  • American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). "AQHA Hall of Fame". American Quarter Horse Association. Archived from the original on December 15, 2007. Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
  • Denison, Jennifer and Ross Hecox (ed.) (October 2007). "The Top Ten Ranch Horse Bloodlines: Western Horseman ranks the top bloodlines used in today's working ranch remudas". Western Horseman: 34–41. 
  • Pitzer, Andrea Laycock (1987). The Most Influential Quarter Horse Sires. Tacoma, WA: Premier Pedigrees. 
  • Close, Pat; Simmons, Diane (editors) (1993). Legends: Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman. ISBN 0-911647-26-0. 
  • Wohlfarth, Jenny (July 1996). "Last Rites". Quarter Horse Journal: 14. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Close, Pat "Doc Bar: The Story Behind the Legend" Western Horseman July 1977
  • Dixon, Cathy "The Doc Bar Heritage" Quarter Horse Journal June 1979
  • Nettles, Gayla "Doc Bar: The Failed Racehorse who Became the King of Cutting" Quarter Horse Journal February 2002
  • Robertson, Anna "The Doc Bar Influence in Cutting ... Will it Last?" Quarter Horse Journal January 1973

External links[edit]