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We Breed, Show, and Sell Superior Cutting Horses

Current Sale


Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a 2-year old in training; Secretsarising!

Secretsarising - 2-year old in training
Our Mares


Frecklesareinstyle, also known as “Secret,” is a Docs Stylish Oak mare with everything you could hope for in her cutting lineage. She was a top performer in the cutting horse arena with nearly $200,000 in earnings and has the pedigree of champions. She has produced offspring with earnings over $594,000. In addition, Secret is an own daughter of I Know A Secret whose foals have amassed earnings of over $600,000. With 12 offspring contributing to those collective earnings, her offspring have continued her legacy of excellence. Secret’s offspring, characterized by a wide array of colors, will soon surpass the produce earnings of her famous dam, an amazing testimony to this star-studded lineage.

Secrets competitive triumphs include being a PCCHA Cutting Stakes Open Champion and a consistent finalist in major events such as the NCHA Super Stakes and PCCHA Classic/Challenge. Showcased by renowned NCHA Hall of Fame trainers Tim Smith and Phil Hanson, Frecklesareinstyle has proven her worth both in the show pen and as a valuable producer of champions.

Our Mares


Metallizzie, affectionately known as Tizzy, is not just renowned for her world championship title, but also for her illustrious pedigree and her progeny’s potential. As the 2021 NCHA World Champion $25,000 Novice Horse, ridden by NCHA Hall of Fame trainer Tim Smith, Tizzy boasts over $126,000 in earnings. Her sire, Metallic Cat, is the second highest money-earning stallion in the history of the NCHA. He was the 2008 NCHA Futurity Champion, 2008 NCHA Horse of the Year, Super Stakes Reserve Champion, and BI Derby Champion, with offspring earnings surpassing $49 million. Her dam, Stylish Lizzie, has also made her mark in the cutting horse world with substantial earnings and she is a producer of multiple money-earners. Tizzy’s lineage is not only impressive, but also promises continued success through her foals. Her oldest, a two-year-old gelding by Don’t Stopp Believin, was sold as a yearling and is now in training with Justin Wright.

Our Mares


Bred and trained by NCHA Hall of Fame Trainer Bill Riddle, Peptastic, (Pepsi), is an NCHA Open Futurity Finalist that carries the legacy of the cutting horse world in her distinguished bloodline. Pepsi, with earnings of $77,345, is sired by Peptoboonsmal and is out of an own daughter of Smart Little Lena. The promise she holds is evident in her offspring, who are poised to leave a significant mark on the cutting horse industry. Her oldest foals are four (4) and she already has two Futurity finalists to her credit. CH Beth Dutton, an outstanding two-year-old owned by S Diamond Ranch, is by Stevie Rey Von, and will be showcased as Hip Number 2003 on the second day of the 2023 NCHA Futurity Two-Year-Old Sale, December 5th. Pepsi’s other 2-year-old, is by World Champion Open Horse Metallic’s MVP and is showing great promise. Pepsi also has a yearling filly by Stevie Rey Von, owned by Western Jewels Livestock, and a weanling filly by Metallics MVP.

Our Mares

Babes Smart Cat​

Babes Smart Cat (“Babe”), a recognized top performer in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA), has distinguished herself with an exceptional show career, accumulating lifetime earnings of over $250,000. This cutting horse phenom boasts a record brimming with nine (9) Limited Aged Event wins and numerous other finals, including an exceptional win with John as the NCHA Super Stakes Special 5-year-old Non-Pro Champion with an amazing score of 225. With her remarkable quickness and acute cow-reading abilities, Babes Smart Cat has not only impressed with high-scoring performances but also earned respect for her agility and intelligence in the arena.

Babe’s pedigree is equally impressive with a lineage descending from top-producing mare Just U Babe, who in a few short years has produced four offspring of performance age with current earnings of over $450,000. Just U Babe is a full-sister to John’s most well-known show and now producing mare, My Lizzy Babe (now owned by Coyote Rock Ranch), who is the dam of the great junior stallion Metallics MVP ($345,159). Babe’s grand dam, Moms Stylish Babe, is one of the industry’s top producing mares, with offspring earnings surpassing a startling $1,500,000. Babe’s pedigree and performance cement her legacy as both a competitor and a future broodmare prospect in the elite echelons of cutting horse royalty. Babe has a yearling filly by Smooth Talkin Style. We are excited to welcome Babe’s next foal crop in Spring 2024, featuring offspring sired by world class stallions Dual Reyish and Badboonarising!

* Photo is of Babes Smart Cat’s 2022 Smooth Talkin Style filly, Talk To Me Babe

Our Stallion

Metallics MVP​

Metallics MVP is the ultimate consummation of a program carefully developed and cultivated to produce some of the best cutting horse prospects in the world. The stallion is a testament to the extraordinarily successful, decades-long collaboration between John Kratzer of cows & horses, etc. and NCHA Hall of Fame trainer and EquiStat Elite $6 Million Rider Tim Smith.

Metallics MVP is a standout cutting horse stallion whose prowess in the arena is beyond compare. Metallics MVP (NCHA $328,930.90) was crowned the 2022 National Cutting Horse Association Open World Champion. His 2022 campaign was a tour de force, amassing $107,992 in earnings and securing 100 checks across 150 shows, a testament to his consistent excellence and competitive spirit. Victories early in Metallics MVP’s career, piloted by NCHA Hall of Fame trainer Beau Galyean, include the 2021 Brazos Bash Open Classic, and the 2021 Cotton Stakes Open Classic, further underscoring his dominance in the sport. Beyond his athletic achievements, Metallics MVP’s journey from being the offspring of John’s popular champion mare, My Lizzy Babe, to becoming a highly acclaimed champion himself has captured the hearts of the cutting horse community, earning him the affectionate moniker “the people’s horse” and solidifying his legacy in the sport. Metallics MVP’s first offspring are two-year-olds this year and are highly anticipated to highlight this champion’s production potential. Watch for his super athletic, cowy, and intelligent offspring at the NCHA sales this Fall.

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About Us

cows & horses, etc.

Welcome to the heart of tradition and excellence at cows & horses, etc. Here, we cherish the legacy and future of superior cutting horses. Our commitment is unwavering: to breed not just horses, but legends! With a focus on quality over quantity, we have assembled a select group of mares that excelled in the arena, each with a lineage of champions. Our foals represent the future, bred from wisdom and the pursuit of the perfect cross. Supported by a team of experts and a commitment to integrity in all that we do, we are cows & horses, etc.—where passion meets pedigree, and every horse is a promise of greatness.

Tony Allen
Ranch Manager

Aaroon Vaghela
Trainer/Horse Manager

AQHA Spendin The Cash
AQHA Secretsarising
AQHA Pepptacular
AQHA Steviesareinstyle
AQHA Stylin Stevie
AQHA I am Mr T
AQHA Tizzy Cat
AQHA Tizzy Cat
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AQHA Smooth Play Kit
AQHA Peptastic
AQHA Metallizzie
AQHA Frecklesareinstyle
AQHA Babes Smart Cat
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