SOS Miniatures is a farm that started
from the smallest of all beginnings. Back in the early 70's Frank
Sharping Sr was a stock contractor for Barnes PRCA Rodeo. Now on in
normal ranching family the two worlds, Rodeo and Miniatures, wouldn't
come in any close proximity but I guess our family isn't normal.
The beginning of a lifelong addiction
to miniature horses showed up load of potential bucking horses out of
TX. Now whether she was put on the load as joke or because she she
really could b-u-c-k I don't know but what I do know is suddenly Dad
was the owner of 34" blue roan pinto mare. Perfect timing as there was
a new registry just started up where she could be registered, AMHR.
Blue Moon, or the blue roan @#$&#( as
she was sometimes called, was ahead of her time and a head of you by
about 1/4 mile anytime you wanted her. She gave us six foals, with one
of those foals being Sharpings Roan Man, one of our herd sires. Through
Roan Man and her other foals, a little bit of Blue Moon has traveled to
every state in the continental United States and into some well known
herds. Not bad for a wild blue roan mare that showed up on a bucking
Now between Blue Moon and this year's
up-coming foal crop there have been literally hundreds of horses pass
through our pasture gates. Much has changed between then and now but
the basic concept is still the same. A good horse is a good horse.