In 2021, the matriarch of the Long Pines brood mare band produced her last foal. Diesel, as he is known on the ranch, is the 7th foal out of our matriarch mare Spark Plug Cat. His sire is Long Pines' deceased NRCHA champion Bettin Yer Smart.
The sassy little bay stallion colt is destined to make a mark on this world.
Spark Plug Cat is out of NRHA money earner Catalyst Lady Di by legendary stallion Shining Spark, who died in January 2021. Her linage includes 1983 World Champion Open Jr. Cutter Doc Tari, with NCHA lifetime earnings of $181,373. "Cat" came to Long Pines in 2006 as a broodmare. After just a few months of reined cow horse training, she earned her AQHA ROM and 10.5 points in limited showing in 2007 and 2008, and laid claim to the Open Senior Working Cow Horse title at the AQHA Region II Experience.
Back at the ranch, the bay mare’s attitude, disposition and work ethic quickly made her a favorite with both experienced and new riders. She produced 7 foals for the ranch, including 5 by Better Yer Smart. Deisel is her last.
Bettin Yer Smart, is son of Smart Little Lena and Bet Yer Boons, and grandson of NCHA Open World Champion Bet Yer Blue Boons. At the 2012 Snaffle Bit Futurity, Bettin Yer Smart won the Open Hackamore division, the first horse from the Northern Plains to win at this prestigious event. A few months later, he won NRCHA World Reserve Open Hackamore Champion. He qualified for NRCHA worlds in hackamore, two-rein and bridle. In the AQHA, he was 2011 High Point Open Junior Working Cow Horse, earning 36.5 AQHA points plus a Register of Merit in Open Performance. Bettin Yer Smart is among an honored few to be named an NRCHA Supreme Working Cow Horse.
Diesel has the power and disposition to excel on the ranch, arena, and as a breeding stallion as the last of the pairing of these exceptional lines.