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The Big Gun

Stud Fee 1,200.00 USD
  • Breed: Paint
  • Discipline: Cutting, Reining, Working Cow Horse
  • Registry: APHA
  • Export qualified: yes
  • Qualified for: Australia, European Union, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland
  • Available in: Germany, Italy, United States
  • Agent: Jody Priest
  • Owner: New Mexico State University
  • Last Updated: Sat Apr 25, 2015


The Big Gun is a World Champion, a Reserve World Champion, a multiple Derby champion, a class champion, a money earner and a point earner. Out of over 300 Gunner foals, there are only a handful of Tobiano sons of Gunner. The Big Gun is the ONLY Gunner foal who is a breeding Bay Tobiano Stallion by Gunner and the only one with his titles, accomplishments and heritage.

The Big Gun's Sire is NRHA Hall of Fame inductee Colonels Smokingun (Gunner).  He is a USET Gold Medalist, USEF Champion, NRHA Futurity Res. Champion and a World Champion Reining Sire.  He is also the highest earning Paint in NRHA history.  The Big Gun's Dam, Cactus Christy, is a multiple APHA World Champion and the dam of three NRHA Open Futurity Finalists.

Many of The Big Gun's offspring are of show age & they are doing fantastic. Many of his offspring have NRHA competition licenses and are money earners. His offspring have numerous World Show titles in reining and working cowhorse including Top 5's Top 10's and Reserve World Champion. They are great in the show pen and they can also halter - several have Grand and Res Grand Championships. His offspring are beautiful and great minded - they are selling out. Breeding to him is a real opportunity to start your program with the best bloodlines. But we want you to breed your mares - discounts to proven, homozygous and/or multiple mares.



Performance Highlights:

World Champion Sr Reining

3 YO Reining Challenge Res World Champion
Masters Reining Futurity Champion
Ft Worth Stock Show Jr Reining Champion
NRHA Florida Classic Derby Champion
NRHA Champion & Money Earner



  • 2004 Florida Derby Champion
  • Memorial Day Classic Circuit Champion in Reining
  • Denver Summer Slide NRHA Futurity-4th
  • Springfield, Illinois NRHA Masters Futurity Champion
  • 2009 WSRHA Spring Slide Rookie Reserve Champion (65 entries)
  • 2008 WSRHA Fall Slide Rookie Champion
  • 2007 WSRHA Fall Slide Rookie Champion (out of over 60 entries)


  • 2005 World Champion Senior Reining with Clint Haverty
  • 2002 World Co Reserve Champion 3 YO Reining Challenge
  • Superior Senior Reining





  • High Rate of Homozygous offspring off Homozygous mares
  • 2009 APHA World #6 Jr Reining
  • 2009 APHA World Top 10 Working Cowhorse
  • 2009 NWSS APHA Youth Reining Champion
  • 2009 APHA Superior
  • 2008 Res World Champion Youth 14-18 Reining 
  • 2008 World #5 Jr Reining
  • 2008 World #4 4/5 YO Reining Challenge 
  • APHA Honor Roll - Dusta Gun
  • APHA Honor Roll - The Big Time
  • APHA Grand Champion & Res Grand Champion - Halter
  • NRHA OBBO Open Futurity Champion - Cactus Berry
  • NRHA New Market Open and Intermediate Open Futurity Champion- Cactus Berry
  • NRHA Multiple Lawson and Bronze winner - Cactus Berry
  • NRHA Offspring are MONEY EARNERS!!! Check with NRHA for latest info.

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