2012 World Champion Barrel Racer and AQHA/WPRA Barrel Horse of the Year Perculatin is the product of a strong maternal line of barrel horses.
By Tanya Randall; all photos courtesy of Reijan Pickens.
When you breed a barrel horse to a sire of barrel horses, you should end up with a barrel horse, right? When Reijan Pickens of Kiowa, Oklahoma, crossed her great barrel mare Curiocity Corners on Dash For Perks, an all-time leading sire of barrel horses, she created a great barrel horse—Mary Walker’s 2012 World Champion and American Quarter Horse Association/Women's Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Horse of the Year, Perculatin.
While pictures of "Latte’s" famous paternal side are easily attainable, his maternal line, like so many others, remains a mystery to the public. Pickens, who has a long history with Latte’s maternal side, has graciously shared a few of Latte’s family photos from his dam’s side.
Be sure and pick up a copy of the December 2012 issue of Barrel Horse News to read in-depth profiles on the horses slated to appear at the 2012 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Get to know the top horse and rider teams in Las Vegas at the NFR from December 6–15, 2012.