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.

Perculatin pedigree
Perculatin is the product of Reijan Pickens’ careful and selective breeding to proven barrel racing lines.
perculatin 1 month
Peculatin, seen here at 1 month of age in 2004, is the product of three generations of proven barrel racing mares. Photo Courtesy of Reijan Pickens.
cynabar miss
Cynabar Miss was one of Reijan Pickens’ first barrel horses. The 1963 mare was by Cynabars, a Thoroughbred son of Three Bars.Photo Courtesy of Reijan Pickens.
moonbeams dream
Reijan Pickens paired Cynabar Miss with the Top Moon son Mr Moon Dial, who sired a few barrel horses in his time, to get the 1980 mare Moon Beams Dream.Photo Courtesy of Reijan Pickens.
silver lucky buck
The pretty stallion Silver Lucky Buck caught Reijan Pickens’ eye. When she discovered he had a pretty pedigree to go along with his looks—he’s by the Easy Six son Five To Six out of Packak, who goes back to Pacific Bailey and Joak—she mated him with Moon Beams Dream. Pickens now owns the 1985 stallion.Photo Courtesy of Reijan Pickens.
curiocity corners
By Silver Lucky Buck and out of Moon Beams Dream, Curiocity Corners was Reijan Pickens’ shining star. The 1994 mare amassed an impressive record in her shortened career due to a ground-related injury. She’s shown here after winning the 1999 Tulsa Holiday Circuit. Photo Courtesy of Reijan Pickens.


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