|Hello from Battle Mountain, Nevada. We live on the high desert of north central Nevada on Interstate 80 about 300 miles west of Salt Lake City and 250 miles east of Reno.
We have a very small operation consisting of about a half dozen mares. Several of our mares are line bred Wiescamp, the others are mostly Barlink Macho Man bred. I grew up in a family that raises Wiescamp bred horses and have always really liked the bloodline. For quite a few years I was out of the horse business and then had the opportunity (thanks to my very supportive husband, Jerry) to get involved with them again. As most of us do, I went back to the line of horses I knew best and slowly begin to accumulate a couple of mares. I was very interested in raising a few paint and /or quarter horse foals that would halter and perform both.
The Wiescamp line is one of the most versatile there is and so that was the direction I took. Then a few years ago, I was introduced to the Barlink line of paint horses and in researching them, I found that they originated from mostly Wiescamp, Three Bars and Leo bloodlines. (Hank used several Three Bars bred stallions in his out crosses) To give you a bit of background to the Barlink bloodline, the sire of Barlink Macho Man is Tuffys Two Spades; he is by Tardy Tuffy 1 who is mostly Leo and Three Bars bred and out of Jay Kay Sue Cash and she is by Silver Cash and out of a Wiescamp/Showdown mare. The dam to Barlink Macho Man is partly Three Bars and Leo bred. I had the opportunity to get to know Chuck and Kay Simmelink who started this line of horses, and was impressed with the fact that they originally started to raise their horses for performance and ended up with a line that could halter and perform. I then decided that this might be a great cross, and acquired several mares that were daughters or granddaughters of Barlink Macho Man.
Thanks for stopping by!.
Jerry & Theresa LeRoy