American Remount Association

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title American Remount Association
Description AMERICAN REMOUNT ASSOCIATION Norma S. WanIass Barton Non-Professional First Place Essay The automobile did much to destroy all that had been accomplished toward the program of horse improvement in Utah. Overnight the automobile changed from the rich man's plaything to a poor man's necessity. Seeking to unload their horses while it was possible to realize a fraction of their value, ranchers began dumping their breeding stock. Too late it was known that this wholesale disposal was premature. With the outbreak of World War I, the government developed a sudden demand for cavalry mounts. Practically none were available. The unloading had been so complete that the year 1918 found only five registered thoroughbred stallions in the entire state of Utah. Finding a similar condition over most of the United States, a group of Army officers met in France and formed the American Remount Association, which was to guarantee that with the future need, horses suitable for Army use would be available. Plans were outlined to Congress by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a program was launched to place high class stallions in the hands of breeders, cost free, no strings attached. The owner of colts sired by such stallions were under no obligation to sell to the War Deptartment. First of the Remount Stallions to arrive in the State of Utah wasMarse Henry, in 1921, assigned to Major G.R. Henderson at Joseph, Utah. The year 1922 saw an additional influx of highest quality stallions. Major Henderson said, "What was doubtless the greatest horse ever produced in the state was a gallant little mare whose registered name was Volcruza, sired by Voladay out of Cruzinda, but the name every old time racing fan remembered and honored her with was Red Wing. Evan Beck of Mt. Pleasant, Utah, bad her for a time and she was virtually unbeatable on the race track." Plodder was assigned to Samuel L. Aiken in Castle Dale, Utah.' Remount stallions were always thoroughbreds. Thoroughbreds to a horseman means that the sire and dam and all the horse's ancestors are registered and can be traced back to one M
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324530
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