Oden Cattle Company
Silver Morning

1995 Gray Mare - AQHA ID # 3378259

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This mare was bred by the 6666 Ranch and sold to Tim Bartlett as a filly. He trained her as a reiner and showed her with some success. He then sent her to Don Murphy for cow horse training where Todd Hampton somehow got his hands on her and made a rope horse out of her in short order. Todd put 57 AQHA points on her in 3 months, Junior Heading and Junior Heeling, in only 5 shows. Todd then showed her at the AQHA World Show in 2000 and won 5th on her in Junior Heading.

It was at the 2000 World Show that I first saw Silver Morning in Todd's hands. I thought right then that I would sure like to have her if the opportunity ever came up. After the 2000 World Show she went back to Don Murphy's where she did nothing for about 8 months. One day in July of 2001 Jason Hershberger called me and told me S-Morn was for sale. I bought her immediately sight unseen, no vet check, I just went and got her. When I first saw her she was fat as a pig and out of shape. It took a month or so to leg her back up.

That fall I took her to some amateur rodeos and punched cows on her at the Ranch. Then I sent her to Jason Hershberger to get ready for the winter AQHA shows. She was outstanding in 2002. Jason showed her in the Open and I showed her in the Amateur. She won everyplace we went. Between Jason and I we put 225 AQHA points on her that year. At the 02 World Show Jason showed her to 5th in Heading and 5th in Heeling. We also got her in foal that year to Paddys Irish Whiskey.

She is maybe our best mare, maybe. She has produced 4 colts for us:
  • 2003 Stallion Paddys Irish Morning by Paddys Irish Whiskey
  • 2004 Stallion Sams Drinkin Buddy by Paddys Irish Whiskey
  • 2005 Mare Morning After Chick by Smart Chic Olena
  • 2006 Mare Wimpys Gold Morning (click for photos) by Wimpys Little Step
She has 281.5 AQHA Performance points, 36 performance wins, shown in Heading, Heeling, Calf Roping, Cow Horse, Reining. Her total earnings are $17,321.