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Lazy N Red Boy

Year: 1981

     In 1984, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the dispersal of the Lazy N Stables, in Winters, Texas. The stables, owned by a long time friend of our family, belonged to Jno. W. Norman. I always wondered when I was a kid why they pronounced "Jno" as "John". My parents told me that there had been two John Normans in town and so Mr. Norman, an attorney, adopted the name Jno. to differentiate the two of them. He carried that name until he died in his late eighties. When his health started failing, his good friends, Vern and Betty Brewer, volunteered to help put on a dispersal sale of his miniatures, Shetlands, and an extensive museum quality collection of horse drawn carriages.

     Truly the big draw of the sale was the carriages which brought ten's of thousands of dollars, but truly the big draw of the "livestock" was a bay stallion who had been making quite a name for himself and several of his sons and daughters. That bay stallion was, of course, Rowdy, who sold as lot number eight. Right behind him was a gorgeous two year old son with blue eyes, flaxen mane and tail and a striking blaze! That beautiful young stallion was Lazy N Red Boy! He was purchased by A. W. Huebsch of Madill, Oklahoma, and only a few months later was sold to Max Lawson, of Cross Country Farms, Hot Springs, Arkansas, where I am sure he will stay until his death.

     I asked Belinda Bagby, Max's daughter about Redboy. Her sentiments were expressed, as follows:
     It is kinda a standing thing around here when people come to the farm and ask, "Do you own this farm?" (sightseers) We tell them, "No, you see that horse right there? He owns this farm because he paid for it!" When Bob (Irwin) kept trying to buy Redboy and had made an offer that I saw Dad was really getting itchy about accepting, I told Dad, "Well, if you do that, tell Bob to send the biggest trailer he has, and just load Redboy and all the mares because you just sold your program...!" Needless to say he thought about it and Redboy was a permanent fixture..

     That "permanent fixture" has proven to be an outstanding choice. He has also sired some outstanding overos, such as Cross Country's Steppin for the Moon.


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