Lazy N Red Boy
Here is a post on Lil Beginnings by Belinda Bagby on the death of Red Boy:
Lazy N Redboy
"Today is a day that no one here at the farm wanted to see come !! We laid Redboy to rest today Aug 23, 2010 after failing health this summer. We had to make the decision to let him go . Dad , My Husband , ours and Redboys close friend Clyde , myself and Dr. Tilley were all with him as he Passed on to those Green Pastures where so many of his friends and family have already gone..
My friend you made us who we are today NO doubt you own this farm now and forever !! Enjoy running and taking care of all those Girls again.
Redboy has left his mark in History with all his sons and daughters , and their get and the line just goes on..
Redboy is the sire of “CROSS COUNTRY CALL ME SIR”*** “CROSS COUNTRY PRIVATE TERMS”*** CROSS COUNTRY TAKE MY BREATH AWAY”*** CROSS COUNTRY CALL ME AWESOME *** CROSS COUNTRY STEPPIN FOR THE MOON” ** CHAMPION FARMS NIGHTHAWK** CROSS COUNTRY ROWDYS REFLECTION** CROSS COUNTRY NATIVE DANCER*** CROSS COUNTRY WIZARD** All these sons have been National Champions and /or gone on to sire many National Champions also. And many more these are just a few of the great stallions that Redboy has left to carry on his legacy.
Redboy is also the sire of many National Champion Mares and many of his daughters have also gone on to produce many National Champions, Redboy is the sire of “CROSS COUNTRY BAY MIST” a two time AMHA World Grand Champion Mare she won her titles as a Junior mare and then came back the Next year to Win it as a Senior Mare.. Bay Mist has many many Supreme Halter titles and was quite the talk of the Town during her show Career .. Cross Country Miss Amy , Cross Country Cherish and the list here just goes on and on also.
We have kept 4 Redboy sons, and all have already proven to us that they will make their Father Proud.
Redboy you are gone but Never FORGOTTEN ! I Already Miss you so much!!"
In 1984, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the dispersal of the Lazy N Stables, in Winters, Texas. The stables, owned by a long time friend of our family, belonged to Jno. W. Norman. I always wondered when I was a kid why they pronounced "Jno" as "John". My parents told me that there had been two John Normans in town and so Mr. Norman, an attorney, adopted the name Jno. to differentiate the two of them. He carried that name until he died in his late eighties. When his health started failing, his good friends, Vern and Betty Brewer, volunteered to help put on a dispersal sale of his miniatures, Shetlands, and an extensive museum quality collection of horse drawn carriages.
Truly the big draw of the sale was the carriages which brought ten's of thousands of dollars, but truly the big draw of the "livestock" was a bay stallion who had been making quite a name for himself and several of his sons and daughters. That bay stallion was, of course, Rowdy, who sold as lot number eight. Right behind him was a gorgeous two year old son with blue eyes, flaxen mane and tail and a striking blaze! That beautiful young stallion was Lazy N Red Boy! He was purchased by A. W. Huebsch of Madill, Oklahoma, and only a few months later was sold to Max Lawson, of Cross Country Farms, Hot Springs, Arkansas, where I am sure he will stay until his death.
I asked Belinda Bagby, Max's daughter about Redboy. Her sentiments were expressed, as follows:
It is kinda a standing thing around here when people come to the farm and ask, "Do you own this farm?" (sightseers) We tell them, "No, you see that horse right there? He owns this farm because he paid for it!" When Bob (Irwin) kept trying to buy Redboy and had made an offer that I saw Dad was really getting itchy about accepting, I told Dad, "Well, if you do that, tell Bob to send the biggest trailer he has, and just load Redboy and all the mares because you just sold your program...!" Needless to say he thought about it and Redboy was a permanent fixture..
That "permanent fixture" has proven to be an outstanding choice. Just a few of the outstanding get of Lazy N Redboy, include the following:
Cross Country's Bay Mist
1996 YEARLING MARES OVER 30" TO 32" RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
1997 JUNIOR MARE NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION
1997 TWO-YEAR-OLD MARES OVER 30" TO 33" NATIONAL CHAMPION
1997 AMATEUR JUNIOR MARES RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
1998 SENIOR MARE NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION
Cross Country's Call Me Sir
1993 AMATEUR JUNIOR STALLIONS RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
1993 LIBERTY NATIONAL CHAMPION
1994 LIBERTY RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
1994 AMATEUR JUNIOR STALLIONS RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
1995 SENIOR STALLION RESERVE NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION
1995 SENIOR STALLIONS OVER 32" TO 34" RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
1995 MULTI-COLOR STALLIONS AND GELDINGS RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
1995 AMATEUR SENIOR STALLIONS RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
Cross Country's Little Geronimo
1994 SENIOR GELDING RESERVE NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION
1994 SENIOR GELDINGS 32" AND UNDER NATIONAL CHAMPION
1999 YOUTH SHOWMANSHIP 7 AND UNDER NATIONAL CHAMPION
Champion Farm's Blaze
1995 AMATEUR JUNIOR STALLIONS NATIONAL CHAMPION
Cross Country's Hoot N Holler
1994 YOUTH 12 AND UNDER W/ SR. GELDING RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
He has also sired some outstanding overos, such as Cross Country's Steppin for the Moon.
After sending a copy of this page to Belinda Bagby, she responded with this note, which I hope she doesn't mind my sharing. It sheds a little light on the way that many, so-called "big breeders", feel about their special horses:
Thanks !!! It all but brought tears to me,,, You know I think sometimes you are only allowed one great horse in a life time, but I have been allowed Two the first was my Barrel Horse whose name is JOHN he won more saddles and the State Championship over several hundred entries and also was a great pole bending horse, won saddles there also , he is now believe it or not about 32yrs old and has been doing nothing but enjoying life for the last 10 yrs. The second is Redboy who as you said will be here until the day he dies...........S0 if I never get another great horse , I will not feel cheated as I feel that I have had my share. Thanks for putting Redboy up there with the other Great Stallions as King and Rowdy.