King P-234 has been called the cornerstone of the quarter
horse industry. His conformation set the standard for the first decade of the AQHA. If you wanted to know what a Quarter Horse
should be all you had to do was see King. He was beautiful, powerful, kind, intelligent, balanced, speedy, prepotent... the
list goes on and on.
This association isn't yet.That is, so far I, Craig Mustoe, have decided to start it up (again) with the blessing
of the previous organizer. Sandra Young had initiated an association under the auspices of one of the Foundation associations. According
to Sandra that group is inactive and defunct. If you wish to search for it on the internet you will find it to be a dead-end
as I did. Persistent searching led me to Sandra's web site and eventually e-mail exchanges and telephone conversations.
The upshot of these conversations was that she would send me all records, lists, documents and so forth that she still
has as soon as she can find them ( she recently moved from Massachusetts to Florida and "They're in a box around here somplace").
In point of fact this King Breeders Association has no relation to any other group or organization of the same or similar
name. It just seemed to me that a gaping void existed; there are breeder's associations for many different foundation sires--why
not King, accorded by many to be the #1 foundation sire?
I have received encouragement from every breeder I have spoken to about resurrecting the association. Included
have been Fred Gist of the Wagon Wheel Ranch, the premier King breeder in the world today as well as Tom Goodnight, another
leading Texas breeder. I am far from having contacted all the breeders that I know of and hope to include in our group. If
you are one of the leading or long-time King breeders out there, please don't take it as a slight that you have not been included
yet. As I said above, this association isn't organized yet and we desperately need anyone and everyone with a love for King-bred
horses to help us get going.