Black, No White Markings

Foaled March 30, 1986 | Deceased June 15, 2006

Tetonia Black Lillie was a beautiful black mare that stood 15.1 hands.  She was a daughter of Teton Blackman, making her a half sister to our past stallion, Teton Black Beauty and also a grand-daughter of Wyoming Flyhawk.  She had a sweet, gentle disposition, a deep, long body and good cow sense, too.  She was Harvey's favorite saddle horse for a few years before becoming a broodmare.  Lillie gave us many fine foals over the years.  They carry all her traits--from her smooth, ground covering trot to her loyal disposition and willingness to please.  We are fortunate to have kept back a daughter, RG Denmark Black Rose and grand-daughter, RG Monarch's Regency Lady.  We lost Lillie June 15, 2006.


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Chestnut, Small Star to Right.  Small Snip to Right.  White on Upper Lip.  Right Hind Pastern Higher in Rear. 

Foaled July 6, 1984 | Deceased February 5, 2008

Nodaway Skiptamalu was a 15.2 hand chestnut mare that was pure Funquest!  She is by Funquest Cafallero and Funquest Priestess.  Cafallero is a stallion Harvey wanted for many years, but was finally able to bring home at the age of seventeen.  Skip had the beautiful face, alert ear and large kind eye that Funquest horses are known for.  Her gentle disposition completed the package.  Skip was shown Western, Trail and Stock Horse as a young mare and was also used to work cattle and ride for thistle.  You could cover a lot of ground with her long strides.  She was a good worker but also an excellent mother.  Skip consistently produced top quality foals that were always in demand, be it for stallions, broodmares, pleasure or to win in the show ring.  We had never kept back a filly from Skip and been hoping for one for a number of years.  We finally got lucky!  The last two foals she had for us have been kept back for our herd--a couple of beautiful mares, RG Skiptamalus Lil Darlin and RG Denmark Royal Tease. 

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Bay, Tiny Star.  Both Hind Fetlocks Higher in Rear with Spots on Coronets.      100% FOUNDATION LINES

Foaled May 8, 1983  *  Deceased December 19, 2009

There probably isn't enough room on this website to write about this special mare.  RG Cattle Kate was one of the first mares that Mom and Dad raised and retained out of Rimlo Black Prince.  What a wonderful choice this would be!  Before becoming a broodmare, Kate was shown successfully in Western Pleasure and also used for ranch work.  You could cover a lot of ground with her long, powerful strides and that famous "Flyhawk trot".  Kate's quiet, gentle ways made her foals a family and customer favorite.  She's had eighteen foals in her lifetime, and almost half of them have been retained by us or Harris' family members.  Her foals are friendly, quiet, easy to work with and willing to please.  They excel in many disciplines in the show ring and have endless stamina working cattle at home.  This powerhouse of a mare stood 15.1 hands.  With her soft, kind eyes and a heart of gold, Kate will always hold a special place in our hearts.  We've kept back her last two foals for our children to grow up with and ride.  We were also lucky enough to have kept back two broodmares for our breeding program, RG Kates Living Doll and RG Kate's Cattle Call.   

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Black, Star Right of Center


Foaled May 15, 1984 *Deceased Spring 2001

We don't have a decent picture of Kahlua's Onyx Star, but we felt it was important to include her on our list of Foundation Mares.  Mom and Dad brought Onyx Star home to Grunden Ranch Inc., back in October 1993, along with one of her daughters, Coal Creek Lara. Onyx Star wasn't necessarily anything fancy, just a stout, old fashioned, typy black broodmare. But she was an excellent mother and raised outstanding foals.

The first foal she had after folks brought her home, was a stud colt out of our late herd sire, Teton Black Beauty. "Cowboy" was a big black colt and Harris bought him when he was just a couple months old. Onyx Star went on to have three more foals for us, all out of Rimlo Black Prince. In 1998, she had a beautiful stocky filly that we purchased for our future herd, RG Cowgirlsblack Catalina. Cowgirl is a thick powerhouse of a mare that we absolutely adore. In 2001, shortly after having her last foal, we lost Onyx Star to colic. Later that fall, when folks retired, we were able to lease Coal Creek Lara from them. We are lucky to have her and Cowgirl as well.  And in 2012, we brought her last "little" orphan filly back home, RG Southern Star.  Check out those girls on our broodmare page.  They have made a huge impact on our program.

Onyx Star produced quality foals with excellent conformation, beauty, athleticism and a willingness to please. They've made for excellent ranch, riding and driving stock. Click onto her next page to see some of her foals and their accomplishments.

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Black Mare, No Markings  100% FOUNDATION LINES

Foaled:  April 18, 1988 *Deceased:  December 26, 2011   

Indrika was a treasure!  This sweet and gentle mare by Wyoming Flyhawk, made her a half sister to the late sport horse stallion, Caduceus Denver.  And she definitely left her mark on the MIdwest!  Her foals were always in demand, many being spoken for before or shortly after foaling.  She's raised 18 quality foals for us, since Mom and Dad brought her home as a weanling from the breeding program of Lowell Hughes of Caduceus Morgans.  Her foals have become highly respected broodmares and stallions in other breeding programs, as well as carriage, sport, dressage and trustworthy, reliable buggy horses. They are beautiful, sensible and a joy to work with.  Indrika was broke and used on the ranch before being put into our broodmare brand.  This grand mare stood 15.3 hands.  We've still got her genetics in our program as we've kept back two daughters, RG French Kiss and RG Denmark's Indrika.

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