STALLIONS AND MARES
We produce the best, sound, useable, foundation-bred quarter horses possible. We strive for smart minds, cow sense, athletics, and strong bodies. When viewing our horses, you will be pleased to see good withers and girth, nice hips/butt, solid bones & hooves. Our breeding comprises the best of the old and the new. We have tested these mares and studs in many aspects aiming to raise horses with these stated traits. We may not have the biggest band of mares, but what we have has come by riding and culling studs, mares and their offspring until we felt like we are achieving our goals stated on the home page.
To date, the young horses we have started out of "Peppys Slic Cutter" and "High Mountain Cat" have far exceeded our expectations.
High Mountain Cat – AQHA 2011 Blue Roan Stallion
Frank, our newest addition to our breeding program! A friend from rodeoing let us breed one of our mares to his stud, Cat N A Hat, winner of over $100,000.00 in the cutting association. We have been very happy with him displaying a ton of cow and all the athletic ability to go with it. We are crossing him on our ranch mares to make an ultimate ranch performer blend.
While Brian Billings Livestock mares have impressive pedigrees including: Hancock, Doc Bar, Peppy San Badger, and other foundation lines; we also evaluate the mare's abilities under saddle. This additional knowledge gives us a greater understanding of the full potential of their foals. New foals are turned outside on large mountain pastures to strengthen their leg muscles and to learn to get around. This makes sure-footed, sound animals compared to those raised in pens.
Badgers Buffalo Girl - AQHA 2005 Brown Mare
Tatum is a 3rd generation mare from our breeding program. Another great producing mare we have raised. We own her mom and dad and raised her grandpa Hancock Wild Bill. We took her sizey mom, crossed her on our athletic stud and got a size smaller, more refined mare. She has a ton of look and so far her colts have been just what we are looking for. Her mother is a great producer who’s out of our old stud; we then crossed her on our stud. Badger Buffalo Girl’s previous siblings have been some of our best horses so we kept her to pass on their athleticism. Her foals have been around the 14.3-15.1 hands size.
Miss Kitty Boon Prom - AQHA 2010 Red Roan Mare
Ann Marie. Bri picked this mare up as a 4 yr old. She is off the Fort Ranch, and he liked her breeding and looks. He cowboyed off of her a few yrs then decided to put her in the broodmares to replace some older mares. She has a lot of cow and draw. Her first baby she threw is a cute, sweet blue roan filly. We are excited to see how her foals mix with Frank. Her foals have been easy to work with and on the smaller side, around the 14.2 height.
Dr Lilpepto Red Lace - AQHA 2013 Red Roan Mare
Tuscarora. Brian picked up this mare as a 4 yr old. We love her confirmation and this gal has moves! He rode her a couple of yrs and liked her so much we want a baby out of her! I like her in the brood mares because she doesn't mind me petting her, ha! 2019 she was bred to Shine The Lights, an all around stud we think will be a great cross to possibly extend out our breeding lines.
Peppy Gold Girl - AQHA 2012 Bay Roan Mare
Girl....In the spring of 19' our 5 & 7 y/o stole this horse from Brian! She obeys them and stays in the bridle well! All the boys are having too much fun on her to offer her to another home yet. Brian really enjoys this one of a kind, powerful mare that has sailed through our ranch performance program. He continues her training in solidifying her in the bridle. She excels in the heading & heeling of team roping and been hauled with success. She handles cattle well and can gear up or down so easily. She has speed! She is above average to rein. She never misses a lead change and her turn arounds are good. Her walk is impressive; really moves out and covers ground. Bridle her up, ride her in a snaffle, hackamore, use your leg cues, this mare will respond. She is a horse he looks forward to riding at anything he does! A family member used her in a queening competition and took 1st attendant. Truly a hard horse to find with skills and talent. She stands just under 15 hands and weighs in a little over 1,000 lbs. She got kicked near a hock the fall of 2019, had a minor surg & healed up, but now requires injections to be sound SO WE BRED HER! The boys are stoked! 2021 she will have a foal out of our stud, Frank.
Bold N Golden Fever - AQHA 2014 Palomino Mare
Milly, is like me in ways. (Bri hates how I do these write ups, but I like personal & humor.) She is on the smaller side, has thin blonde hair, is chill and SO COOL TO BE AROUND! JK, the last two just apply to her. She could care less to be petted out in the field, but she won't run from you like you're a horse eating alien either. She is just EASY! Easy to shoe, easy to doctor, easy to get on, easy to rein.....you get the point. A relative needed to borrow a horse for a reining pattern in the 2019 Miss Utah Rodeo pageant. We gave her 3 options, Milly was her pick! She showed pretty well with only 5 or so get-to-know-each-other-rides with the new sequined pretty girl on her back. Brian has done an awesome job with her so far. She caries a bridle nicely & is GREAT at foot cues. She has this "rocking chair" lope. Our 7 y/o, is riding her and she likes him. Bri has shown her at ranch hand competitions where there is a reining pattern, cow work and roping and placed on her. She stands 14.2 Hands & tapes about 950 lbs.
*We threw her in with Frank, our stud. She is due to foal 2020! We are excited to see what this cross creates but not ready to put her in with the brood mares permanently. She is still being used, she'll just get an easier spring not calving but preparing to tend to her own little one! We loved her foal so she is back in the broodmares!
Blus Badger Girl - AQHA 2013 Brown Mare
Sally is a mare we raised, a proven cross. We are keeping Badger & Blu going through Sal. (Blu's mom, Bar Berry Prom, was one of Brian’s favorite horses. She was an athlete that could do anything, with a solid mind! She was in the family until her old age ended.) Sally was good to ride doing ranch work & fine tuning in the arena. She has a willing temperament and consider her an asset to our program. She is about 14.2 and her foals have been on the smaller end, similar to her.
Hancock Cracksa Whipp - AQHA 2014 Blue Roan Mare
Hanna. We have a full brother, Ralph, 1 yr older than her in our riding string and like him! Jade LOVES to ride him. He is easy to be around and easy to ride. She is a big, soggy, mildly feather footed gal. She is a solid 15.1 Hands and close to 1300 lbs. We are excited to see the babies this gal produces. Her foals have been the largest and appear to be headed towards the 15-15.2 hand size.
SV Tonas Mntn Cat - AQHA 2016 Bay Roan Mare
Tona is out of Frank and Tatum, both Spear V horses. Jade halter broke her the fall of 2016 then did ground work the spring of 2017. After being turned out to be a horse, that fall Brian started her. She was easy to start (thanks to my awesome ground work, LOL! JK!!). She was coming along well. The summer of 2018 she got a *bad* case of strangles. It was AWFUL! We kept her alive for 6 months battling it. She was not a fan of being poked by Bri & still doesn't like the vet, ha! Brian went to riding her again the following winter in the arena. There were a bad habit or two to conquer, but it was worth his time, he liked her so much as a 2 yr old. He regained her trust and used her to calve in the spring of 19'. She came a long ways and progressed! We decided to put her in the brood mares. She will foal to the Rasmussen's QH stud, Dry Smart Crocker. We have other cowboy friends with his breeding and are excited for the future foal.
SV Cherrey Bettybabe- AQHA 2016 Red Roan Mare
Betty is out of a Spear V mare and a Davis stud we saw in training at our friend, Brandon Buttar's facility. We couldn't be happier about the outcome! Jade halter broke her the fall of 2016. The spring of 2017 she had more ground work. After being turned out to be a horse, that fall Brian started her. She is a great prospect with a great look. Brian calved on her the spring of 19' then decided to try crossing her back to Frank. 2020 she will have her 1st foal.