|There she spent the rest of her life raising 20 foals in the next 21 years, all by Son O Leo.
Miss T’s colts were outstanding saddle and ranch horses, but it was her fillies that would make this mare famous. Not only were they top saddle and ranch horses, but several proved outstanding on the ranch and in the show ring-and Bob Stuart played polo on her daughter Leo’s Yellowbird, winning the polo class at Dick Robey’s show in 1969. Then her daughters began having foals, providing Miss T Stuart with a produce record still adding new black type and champions every year, in a continuing legacy that will no doubt fill many more pages in the years to come.
Every foal raised on Stuart Ranch, regardless of its ultimate achievements, will often spend it's first years doing light ranch work.. Stuart Ranch takes great pride in the fact that most of Miss T Stuart’s foals, grandfoals, and great-grandfoals have done that, plus just about every AQHA event well too. They have been point-earners, winners and many times champions in western pleasure, calf roping, heeling, heading, working cowhorse, cutting, reining, halter, hunter under saddle, equitation, barrel racing, pole bending, western riding, showmanship and trail.
Earning a total of over 6,000 AQHA points, they have accumulated 36 Superior awards in Western pleasure, horsemanship, showmanship, calf roping, trail, halter, heading, heeling, reining and working cowhorse; been top ten finalists at the AQHA’s World Championship Shows 37 times in western pleasure, calf roping, halter, showmanship, western riding, heeling and reining, and earned 5 AQHA Championships.
Miss T’s impact on the industry is still strong. In 1996 her grandson Genuine Hombre and granddaughter Genuine Redbud were the Junior and Senior High Point AII-Around Champions, respectively. Genuine Redbud, also the 1995 World Show Superhorse, is the mother of the 2001 NRCHA Open Stallion Stakes Champion, Nic It In The Bud. The first foals by Genuine Hombre, who holds the distinction of placing in the top ten at the 1997 World in halter, calf roping and heeling, began showing in 2001.
Miss T has truly exemplified Quarter Horse versatility, from ranch horses to open and youth AQHA champions in events from halter to English to calf roping. These accomplishments are made even more remarkable in light of the fact that all Miss T’s daughters are full sisters, yet were crossed successfully on a variety of stallions. Her efficiency in producing long-lived, sound foals under pasture conditions with little coddling has transcended to her daughters and granddaughters.
Miss T Stuart was put down in the winter of 1989. Currently the Stuart Ranch mare band holds three own daughters, twelve granddaughters, and four great granddaughters. These mares, along with their siblings now in other ranches’ possession as well, continue to produce the ideal American Quarter Horse-the horse that will do it all.