This family of mares was selected in 1998 and 1999 from the long-standing Froelich Ranch in ND due to their concentrated amount of Leo breeding, excellent maternal lines and reputation as ranch horse producers. These mares all rode with lots of sense and big strides. Each has been great producers-they consistently mother really stout colts that are often top sellers in our sale. An added bonus is color, as a group they have produced about 90% roans and grullos to date. See more pictures and additional history on McKeag by clicking here.
Dakota has risen through the ranks to become one of the top prodcuers at Spader Quarter Horses. Selected as a top filly from Froelich Ranch in ND, she proved her worth under saddle before being added to the breeding program. A full sister to Froelich herd sire Blue Star McKeag, she carries an elite maternal line that ensured her ability to produce. She and her daughters have set the mark high, always bringing in colored colts with cow and ability. Her progeny have sold to KY, NE, MO, AR & KS-and all report that they have made great horses. She has produced several top-selling colts and riders in our annual sale, and continues to bring in some of our very best. Her daughters, grandaughters and great-grandson "Cielo Roan" will have a big impact on the future of our program.
Blue Lady McKeag is a true blue roan beauty with athleticism to spare. A complete and balanced mare, she is the perfect combination of athleticism and conformation. She is the dam of the $11,000 "Gift of the Horse" donation gelding that we sold in 2008, as well as several nice team roping and ranch horses. Like all the McKeag daughters, Blue Lady has a solid black hoof, plenty of size and shape, and is very correct. even in their late teens, this mares are incredibly sound, breed back quickly, milk heavily and look much younger than they are. 5 panel N/N
McKeag Queen Jewel is bar none our stoutest broodmare-a trait she passes on to her offspring. Her extra volume, muscle & mothering ability result in her colts being very impressive on sale day-most have been among our top sellers going to OK, MO, IA & KS. We've retained an excellent blue roan daughter of her by Blue Max Hancock who is becoming quite a producer in her own right. Gotta love these McKeag mares and their excellent maternal qualities.
SF Lil April McKeag is Sheri's favorite mare, and for good reason. She produces stout, pretty sons and daughters which are always among the best sellers at our sale. To date, her progeny have topped our sale 4 times! This mare produce strong, dependable ranch and rope horses excelling in KY, IA, OK, KS & MO. 5 Panel N/N
1983 AQHA Blue Roan Stallion
Froelich Ranch, ND