Topnotch Grace

2004 bay dun AQHA mare

Photos: July, 2010.
See July 2010 video
Rider Clara Vaughn

Topnotch Grace
  Sex: mare
  Birth date: April 28, 2004
  Price: $1,400
  Color: dark dun
  Markings: blaze
  Sire: Zip to the Topnotch
  Dam: Glorious Grace
  AQHA registration: 4567263
  As of 6/25/10
  Height: 14' 3"
  Weight: 1075 lbs

About Grace - July 2010

Grace is a really pretty mare, nice build, and a really nice trail horse.

 She was trained for Western Pleasure, but never developed a truly competive slow gait or headset at the lope. Her jog is quite good.

For the video, we pulled Grace out of the pasture after she hadn't been ridden for quite a while, longed for for a few minutes, and then Clara got on her and we started taping without any real practice. Clara had never ridden Grace before, so you can see they did pretty well.

Grace loads easily, stands for the farrier, bathes, and has overall good manners.

She is just a good, solid, healthy, sound and pleasant horse.

Progress report, written Spring 2007

This is a really nice young mare. We think she'll prove to be well-named, as she's quite a graceful mover.

Grace has a chunky build and wide chest typical of ranch-bred and foundation quarter horses. With that is agility and good movement at the lope. She has plenty of energy and is not a bit lazy.

Grace completed 30 days at the trainers this past winter, and she's really looking good. She's got the nice jog with a good head set, and consistently gets her leads at the lope. 

We recently hauled Grace to her first trail ride and she made us proud, as she was great in the woods, crossing water and acting like an old pro, not worried about leading, following, or being in the middle.

Photo above: Gary Thomlinson riding Grace through Indian Creek in January 2007 




Grace basically looks like a bay, but she has a distinct dorsal stripe, showing that she inherited her mother's dun factor. Her dam is Glorious Grace, our grullo mare who went to Germany. Grace's only white is the blaze.

Photo at right: dorsal stripe, four months old


  Photo at left: 17 months old

Grace's pedigree


Zippo Pine Bar

Mr. Rusty Zipper


Madame Tiffany

 (sire) Zip to the Topnotch


Topnotch Sonny

Sassy Topnotch

Sunny Eternal

 Topnotch Grace


Juan Lake

Bayo Lake


La Mota 15

 (dam) Glorious Grace


Hustler Yo Yo



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