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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
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6nz85tx
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324626
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx

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Title American Remount Association
Description of three horses, Matchem, Herod, and Eclipse.3 Therefore a thoroughbred can be a racehorse, but a racehorse is not necessarily a thoroughbred. Horse breeders were allowed to keep Remount stallions for four years, then they had to transfer to another stallion. A Remount Stallion had to be a minimum of a certain number hands high. A hand measured four inches across the palm of the hand behind the fingers. Most people didn't carry a yardstick or tape measure, so they measured a horse at the withers, one hand placed above the other, four inches to the hand. Sixteen hands equaled 4 x 16 = 64 inches or 5 feet 4 inches tall at the withers. Too much white in the color was frowned on. There is an old rhyme: Four white feet and a white nose, Cut off the head and give him to the crows.9 A breeder was allowed to collect $15.00 breed bill using a Remount stallion. If a Remount stallion died, he had to be buried within the city limits, in a hole at least six feet deep. He had to have a marker at the top of the grave giving the name, sire and mare, and any other pertinent information available. Over the years Paul M. Smith had six Remount stallions: Cockalorum, Fullon, Porter D., Moby, Kearsarge and Heuvelton. Fullon died in 1938 while he was in Manti. Alan, twelve years old, had been digging a place in the back yard, intending to build a club house there. He had a hole dug about 8 feet square and 2 feet deep. Paul hired Bud Beach and Clair HenningsoQ to finish digging the hole to a depth of 6 feet. Merriam (Pose) Anderson brought one of bis work horses and pulled Fullon's corpse to its final resting place. Geneve and the younger children scattered straw in the bottom of the hole. She rilled a gunny sack with straw for a pillow for FulIon's head. Nets Christiansen made a marker for his grave with the necessary lingo on it. That spring and summer it was a daily ritual for Kathryn and Marilyn to place flowers on Fullon1 s grave. Sometimes it was dandelions or lilacs, iris or bleeding hearts, whatever was available to a two-year-old and a five-year-old child. Paul was so proud of Kearsarge. He was the grandson of Man O' War. The first time Helen Otteson saw Kearsarge she 6S
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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 324531
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6nz85tx/324531