Metallic Cat is a household name in the cutting industry, and his influence is con- tinuing in the reined cow horse pen. Metallic Cat’s first foals hit the show pen in 2013, and by the end of 2014, he was third on the Equi- Stat Junior Stallion Statistics Reined Cow Horse chart. By the end of 2015, he climbed to the top of that list.
The 2005 stallion (High Brow Cat x Chers Shadow x Peptoboonsmal), bred by The Roan Rangers, of Weatherford, Texas, and owned by Alvin and Becky Fults, of Amarillo, Texas, was ridden by Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Beau Galyean to cutting earnings of $637,711 in less than a year of competition.
The 2008 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion had a total of 22 reined cow horse money-earners to his credit in 2015, which has more than doubled from the 2014 sea- son. His reined cow horse performers have won a total of $344,130 for average earnings of $15,642.
Metallic Cat’s top cow horse money-earner is Call Me Mitch, a 5-year-old stallion bred by James Eakin, of Hondo, Texas, and owned by Estelle Roitblat, of Templeton, California. Phillip Ralls rode Call Me Mitch to the 2014 National Stock Horse Association Snaffle
Bit Futurity Open Championship and reined cow horse earnings of $83,732 so far.
Cats Picasso, a 4-year-old stallion bred by Lee Tennison, of Fort Worth, Texas, and owned by Robbie McKay, of Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada, is Metallic Cat’s second- ranked offspring with $64,263 in cow horse lifetime earnings.