Considered one of the legendary cutting horse sires, Peptoboonsmal is enjoying a well-deserved retirement at Aaron Ranch in Commerce, Texas. This red roan Quarter Horse stallion has a dedicated caretaker who grooms him and turns him out for exercise where he still frolics and kicks up his heels.
As a 3 and 4-year-old, "Pepto" won over $180,000 in National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) events while in training with Gary Bellenfant. In 1995, he was crowned the NCHA Futurity Open Champion. His offspring have continued his legacy, with combined earnings of more than $27 million dollars.
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Pepto continued to prove his worth as an influential sire. For 12 straight years (2001 – 2013) he produced horses that tallied combined earnings of over $1 million each year. Two were NCHA Horse of the Year honorees—Little Pepto Gal in 2002 and Copaspepto in 2007. His son, One Time Pepto, also a red road stallion, has produced offspring earning $1 million plus in competition. Pepto also sired the 2001 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Boonlight Dancer and the 2009 NRCHA Derby Open Champion Smart Boons. One of Pepto’s most famous grandsons is Metallic Cat, who has sired offspring earning $32.4 million. Metallic Cat walked into a herd 37 times during his cutting show career and never lost a cow.
"Pepto" was acquired by the Aarons from Jackson Land & Cattle in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the age of 22. Lori Aaron was determined to have his final home be at their family's ranch, and her husband Phillip agreed to inquire about the colorful champion. The deal worked out, and Pepto is now enjoying the easy life in his twilight years. Officially retired from breeding, Pepto has left a legacy with plenty of offspring following in their sire's footsteps.
Peptoboonsmal's model first joined the Breyer Traditional lineup in 2020.