Sun Frost undoubtedly is one of the leading players in barrel racing bloodlines. Listen to the Cowan family on "The Money Barrel" podcast.
With the dominance displayed in the rodeo this past week by a daughter of PC Frenchmans Hayday – we decided to go to the start of this dynasty and talk with Tigh and Breelyn Cowan of T4 Quarter Horses – and the home of Sun Frost. Tigh’s dad, Pat Cowan, is responsible for this yellow stallion who undeniably helped create a tougher, more gritty and fast breed of barrel horse and equine athlete. We discussed the history from the start – how a trio of full brothers to Sun Frost (Running Gun, Pick Pocket and Frostwood Roan) led to the search for Sun Frost to keep a stallion; how he started his competitive career as a cutting horse at the high school rodeos as a two year old; the day a sucker rod through his gaskin almost ended his life as a 3yo and what led to the sale of PC Frenchmans Hayday and the legacy that move has created. We touched on the different type of reputation some think about when you mention Sun Frost but also how once you understand that their uncanny intelligence and ability to think fast while moving their feet you realize how special they are. This was a fun one!