As a return customer, (5
horses) I can assure you the bloodlines and breeding
program MA Quarter Horses has developed over the
years is very successful. As a retired professional
trainer, I personally am EXTREMELY picky about what
horses I buy. I will say that all the horses I've
purchased from these folks have been exceptional,
mentally and physically. Their focus is on breeding,
not training or using. And from what I have seen so
far, they've done a fantastic job.
Ron D. -
May 8, 2020
Good morning, I just wanted to give y’all an update on my MA
Salty Drifter’s first foal is due in about 4 weeks, I’ve
dreamed about this cross since I bought Salty! The mare is
25% BV 15h and 1300lbs! They will have a tank of a baby!!
Shiner and Salt MA and Plenty A Gunsmoke MA will be getting
their first 30 days riding this month and they’re just so
smart and easy. That big filly follows me around like a
giant puppy she is just so sweet!
It is so dang hard to get pictures when they just follow
your every step, haha. Not complaining though, they are just
the coolest colts.
~Taylor B. of Texas
May 4, 2020
2016 Salty Mo Limited MA, "Drama"
being ridden by a former world champion reiner in the teen
division, current Captain of the equestrian team at the
University of Georgia. She loved her! Said she loves her
build, how she naturally drops her head, and how smooth her
gaits are. Thought I would share.
-Deanna S. of Florida
April 6, 2020
Buyer, Karl K. of Arizona, just sent us an update on his
huge, beautiful girl that he got from us last year. She is
by Plenty Blue Day MA and WYO One Sock.
"Just some pics of our first ride out in the desert under
saddle. This filly has been awesome. Next month she turns 2
and I’m sure the way she is going she will be chasing the
dummy in six months."
This filly, a
coming 2 year old that sold yesterday afternoon to Joel S.
and his son Jayden (who is in college and will be training
her) they are from Texas. "Blackie" was completely
untouched, had never even seen a halter. Jayden sent me this
video after 1 p.m. today. Jayden called and said he got on
and rode her today as well.
this update from Alice G. of Texas and her BIG, untouched 2
year old filly, "Delilah", Flashy Dividends MA that she got
from us on April 7th. This is 9 days after arriving at her
new home and standing there like an old pro -
"Hey! I haven’t sent any
updates, but Delilah got her feet trimmed today and she did
great! I was able to touch her and get a halter on her the
first day she arrived. She’s been super easy to work with
and very sweet!"
Thank you for the update, Alice!
We are so glad you are loving your new girl.
April 13, 2020-
2018 untouched bay roan filly
"Just wanted to
give you an update on "Storm". That's the name we gave her.
She got her first taste of snow! We got 6 inches last night.
We woke up early Sunday morning to work with her and could
not believe how easy she is. The first 30 minutes we had
already put a halter on her, brushed and picked up her feet.
We also had her lunging. By the end of the day she learned
to tie and had saddle pads on her. No issues what's so ever.
Amazing horse plus my wife loves her color! All of this in
the first 30 minutes of working with her.
I will send
some pics that my wife got of dad and the horse. We always
have bought colts or 2yr old or raised our own and when we
start them it has never been as easy or quick learners like
this one. She is going to be a good one!"
2020: "This horse has been amazing in just it's first
week of working with her. Thank you. Just on the
temperament of you horses and the way you conduct business
as well as the way you treat your customers, you will have
my family and I future purchases of horses! I will send
pictures of progress."
Thanks again! Mark O. of New Mexico
September 11, 2019
Hey there. Just wanted to give y’all and update
on Tukos Drifter MA “Cassidy.” He’s amazing, he has
the most laid back yet willing temperament. He is so
smart, learns fast and wants to please! Which is the
reason I purchased a horse from your ranch. I did a
lot of research on your horses and he did not
disappoint! 🙂 I couldn’t be happier with him! And
he gets noticed everywhere we go for how beautiful
and well behaved he is. Thank you for such a
wonderful horse. #Traveling the country with my
best boy ♥ #Second ride bareback and bridle-less.
He’s too easy, #And he’s a lover.
September 23, 2019 Picture one was taken
exactly a year ago and the next two are from today.
My little man isn’t so little anymore....
Angelica B. of Arizona
September 6, 2019
I don't have time right now to write all the
wonderful things that I would love to say about
Delanie and Mike's horses!! It would probably take
me two hours to say all that I want to say... but
here's a little bit... First, I have to say that I
expected that everything Delanie told me about their
horses would not be true- she explained how willing
they are and easy they are to work with even though
they have never been handled- My daughter has always
wanted to get a young horse and train it herself
(since she was 5, and now she's 18). I really
thought this was a bad idea because I've seen so
many rank, young horses! My daughter and I really
loved Delanie when we spoke with her on the phone,
so we planned a trip to Texas (from CA) so we could
go see these horses (that I was sure were going to
be nothing like Delanie had described)! We were
fortunate enough to meet with Mike, who turned us
loose with the fillies (not sure how many of them
there were- 60?) in a huge pasture, while we waited
for Delanie to arrive. I think we were out with
those horses for almost 2 hours! Delanie shows up
full of apologies for keeping us waiting- and both
Savannah and I were like, "Are you kidding??? This
is HEAVEN!!! We LOVE all of your horses!!!" They
were the kindest, gentlest horses- and GORGEOUS!!!
They were so friendly and followed us around as we
walked through the pasture! We kept note of the ones
that we might be interested in, as we were unsure of
each of their prices! There was this one Blue Roan
filly that kept following us everywhere- and that's
when we fell in love! When Delanie arrived, I swear
ALL of those horses gathered around us- they LOVE
her, and you can tell!!! It was the most amazing
experience I have ever had with horses- EVER!!! We
were fortunate enough that the little filly that we
loved was within Savannah's price range (as she had
saved her money to buy a horse herself)! So we
arranged for her to be hauled to our house a couple
Delanie helped us to find a really nice
and gentle hauler who made sure that her first
trailer ride was a positive one! When she arrived,
Savannah went into the trailer and put a halter on
Keaira (that is the name she gave to Poco's Blue
Breeze)- Keaira was curious, but had no problem
letting Savannah put that halter on. Then we opened
the trailer doors, and Keaira very calmly walked out
and walked around our arena checking things out- I
was so extremely impressed! Within an hour, Savannah
was leading her around with a lead rope! The very
next day, Savannnah was able to walk her around our
property (which is not fenced) with a lead rope
on... she had her tied to the hitching post (and she
never pulled back or anything)… she untied her and
sprayed her with fly spray (she reacted a little,
but barely at all)! That night, or maybe it was the
next night, Savannah put a saddle pad on her and the
small saddle from when she was little (Keaira is
only 16 months old- so not old enough to ride-
Savannah was just seeing how she would take to a
saddle)- and I'm telling you... zero reaction from
Keaira- except that she wanted to see what the
saddle pad and saddle were when Savannah kept taking
them on and off of her! She even cinched the saddle
up, and this little filly took it like a champ! I'm
sure you can imagine how delighted I was when all of
my fears melted away! Delanie was 100% correct about
her horses- they are SO WILLING, and SO SWEET, and
SUPER CURIOUS! Not spooky at all! These are the best
horses ever! I read other people's posts about how
they will never get a horse anywhere else, and I'm
telling you- I feel exactly the same way! There are
so many more stories I could tell, but I have a
bunch to do today, so I will end with this... Two
days ago Savannah introduced a bridle to Keaira,
just to show it to her, and that silly filly grabbed
the bit in her mouth! So Savannah just held in up
over her head (as it was not sized for her), and
just let her play with the bit in her mouth a
little- All of this, while she now had her regular
saddle on her- and had walked up to the house with
her, without even holding her lead rope! If you are
like me, and have dealt with dishonest people
selling horses (I've met so many liars over the
years), do yourself a favor and visit Mike and
Delanie and meet their horses! You will be glad you
did! And now we have new friends for life! We love
them so much!!! I'm sure that everyone who has
bought a horse from them will agree with me! Thank
you Delanie and Mike! ♥
Debbie and Savannah Ames of California
July 2019r> "Born & raised on our ranch and
sold to Steve M. of Florida. This stallion is now
five years old and was ridden by Steve's son, Lane,
who is now the 2019 novice amateur Ranch Roping
World Champion. Steve bought two trailer loads of
horses from us and we are excited to see them excel
at so many different disciplines."
Thank you to the MA Quarter Horses!!! We were so
impressed with walking into the pasture with all the
herd gathered around us. All of them were so calm
and friendly. You guys do an awesome job on your
breeding. Just as you state on your website.
Hancock's Easy Blue MA "aka" Blue Jean is so level
headed and pretty much nothing seems to really
bother her. I love my little Blue Jean. It was a
pleasure to meet and talk to you both. I will
continue sending pics as she develops. Thank you so
much for such an awesome filly!!
Paula S. from Oklahoma
November 7, 2018
7 days after purchasing an untouched 2 year old,
Plenty Smokie MA, we received this text and pictures from the buyer...
"Hey! I forgot to text yesterday.
Me and a family friend have been working with her every day and I saddled yesterday and got on. She did great!
No problem at all other than just not knowing what to do yet. Everyone loves her!"
Then another week goes by and we received this text today along with pictures...
"Another update for Dillion
(still deciding on a name. Dillion has stuck for now.) She's riding so well! Still no problems with her!
Sorry to bother about her, I'm just super proud of her :)"
Brooke F. from Kentucky
October 26, 2018
purchased this filly as a yearling and she was
Just thought I'd send you an updated video of "Ms
Salty". We're calling her Drama Mama... She's an
awesome horse. We love her. This is her fifth ride.
My husband actually said today she's the best baby
we have. He can't wait to start roping on her next
year. Once we get this one up an running we'll
probably get another one. My husband wants to sell
our other two babies he bought and only get babies
from ya'll now. And that says a lot coming from him,
he's picky. But we love how her mind works and how
she is always willing to try. She doesn't flip out,
she's confident, and takes her time to react. It's
very nice. The kid riding her is only 15 and he
loves how she moves and how easy it is to get her to
learn something new. My husband says he can't wait
to start her on roping, he thinks she'll be
fantastic. She is already very "cowy" and loves
pushing them around in the pen. Plus she moves like
a dream! I'll definitely stay in touch so you can
see her progress, and in the next year or so, we'll
be look to getting another one. Just need to get rid
of the two babies we have first.
for breeding awesome horses! Deanna S.
April 1, 2018
Just saying hello and wanted to tell you
guys how much fun we are having with the babies! So fun
and FULL of personality! Can't say enough good things about
their minds and personalities. The yearlings are already
gentled - loving the curry comb and the baby fuzz is falling
off! So fun to watch them grow. The little filly is a
firecracker! She loves to run and play - the colt is sweet
as can be and super smart he tries to unchain the gates lol
And Salty is always hooves in the water tank - she's
beautiful and she knows it lol. She's got the brains and the
beauty for sure! I will attach some recent photos......
The horses bring us so much peace and pleasure - they are
just amazing creatures!! And once again thanks to you and
your family for these beautiful horses! We will keep in
Jen - Texas
year about this time my son and I came down and bought a
yearling blue roan colt. At the end of august, for the last
32 years, Clinton, Arkansas hosts the national chuckwagon
races. Because of circumstances, I only had 10 rides on
"One", but I decided to take him anyway. Over the course of
a week there are between 4,500 - 6,000 horses and mules and
between 20,000 and 30,000 people. He did an absolute great
job!! Had numerous offers to sell him when they found out he
was only 2 years old and with only 10 rides! So proud of
him!!! A lady stopped and knew your brand from your website,
she had followed for a couple of years and was very
impressed, wondered if all was true she had read. NOW SHE
KNOWS!!! Thank you for your help on this horse. I tell
everyone I can about your horses!"
August 2017 - yearling colt, MR BLU HANCOCK MA #
5764564 (sire: Plenty Blue Day MA dam: Black
We absolutely love our colt we have a two year
old and "Blue Valentine", his size and his color are
AMAZING. Thank you so much! He is such a sweetheart
and he is super gentle. Everyone loves his color and
we've had a couple of people ask about where we got
him so you might have a couple of them going down
Maria S. of Texas
February 27, 2017
Dear Delanie & Mike,
Finally was able to come up with an update for
you on my gorgeous girl, Hancocks Velvet MA, now
known as Arya. Arya has by far exceeded all of my
dreams. Super smooth, long, athletic, and strong are
all the moves this little girl makes. Something you
would never expect from such a big and powerful
filly. Not to mention the sweetness and softness she
exudes will make you fall in love with her at first
Arya has shown total willingness and
proves the sweet amazing minds you guys breed for.
My bond with her is strong already in the 6 months
I've had her home and the 100 hours under saddle we
have worked together on since November 1, 2016. I
really can't wait to start her on some cows and
really see her full potential. Arya is my first MA
colt but definitely not my last!
again for making this girl from New York City
realize her dream of owning this filly!
Miriam and Arya From Arizona
Feb 6, 2017 Montoya Sierra 2013 filly
Dear Mike and Delanie,
I wanted to give you an
update on Montoya Sierra's 2013 chestnut filly.
She's without a doubt the neatest using horse I've
ever had the opportunity to work with and I'm proud
to call her mine. She's big boned, great minded,
super athletic, and easy on the eyes. She's got a
great country covering long trot and will really
watch a cow. The moves she makes on a cow are as big
and powerful as she is! She is the second MA colt I
have owned and just like the first Smokin Redbone
baby she is the reason I will be back to purchase
another foal in the future. I just wanted to take
the time to say thank you again, and if Laramie is
still around tell her hello! She helped us at the
ranch the day we purchased our filly, and we are
extremely pleased we picked Montoya Sierra's foal!
Sincerely, Jessica F. Oklahoma
Oct 23, 2016
Hey Mike and Delanie, We wanted
to send y'all a picture of one of the fillies we
bought from y'all two years ago. This is Roan
Bones/Miss Bee Bee's 2012 filly, ( we call her
Sage). Both fillies are by far the best horses we
have ever started.
~Josh, Sandy, and Cesley
B. from SC
May 31, 2016
Good morning Mike and Delanie,
We are so happy with your boy! This video is
ride number five and he was a perfect gentleman in a
new environment, indoors for the first time,
trailering for the first time since he has arrived
at our house.
I will attempt his first Trailride
on Monday, which is my next day off. I have enough
horses in training to keep me busy up to 10 hours a
day right now and honestly only get to him two to
three times a week. It confirms the great mind you
folks are producing!!!
Soon I will focus on
Wiley Badger MA more, although same sire as Smokin
Flint MA, he is a completely different horse.
Already the same height as his half-brother at only
two years old. Gorgeous conformation. I will start
him lightly this summer, then let him grow through
the winter and restart him next spring. Originally
we thought we might sell one of the three Colts
after they were started, but that won't happen :-)
Frosted Top Moon MA has embedded himself pretty
solidly into my heart! He demands the most attention
from me and trots next to my truck down the driveway
when I get home in the evening, initiating everyone
else to come down to the house as well.
have been in the horse business for over 30 years
and have started hundreds of Youngsters. I wanted to
let you know that all three boys are not only
Beautiful in their conformation but have some of the
best minds I have worked with throughout my career!
My husband and I agree that all future horses we
will only be purchasing from you out of your
We are already peeking at
this year's crop :-) Thank You!
wonderful weekend, Bjarne C. ~ of Colorado
"HE'S AMAZING US!!!
2015 Blue Roan Stallion - Blu
Dividend MA (DOB - 05/10/2015)
March 20, 2016 - Blu's doing really well.
Everything is new to him so he's unsure and takes it
slow but he has yet to really "spook" or overreact
to something. He's been very level headed and that's
been a huge blessing to be able to keep moving
forward with him. He hasn't come across anything
that he doesn't have figured out within a couple
minutes. He's learning to trust us too which is
great! We can pick up all four feet now, gave him a
little trimming with the file, blanketed him, he
stalls like a pro (better then mine even), and LOVES
his grain. He's learning how to walk and trot on a
lunge line also. Right now he's not ceased to
amazing us. Soon I'll start teaching him western
pleasure as I'll be showing him in halter classes
this summer along with my 5 year old Galahad this
year with both the boys. It'll still be exciting to
see how Blu does with it.
- Becca from
Hello! I just wanted to say thank you to you guys
again! I'm so in love with my filly! She's such a
dream! I love the breeding that made this amazing
horse! I would of never dreamed she would be so
easy. I put the first rides on her last week and she
did everything I asked with ease except into the
canter, a little crow hop, but she couldn't make it
perfectly easy for me!
Absolutely! I'm sure I'll be doing business with
you guys again in the future.
Thank you guys so much! Love Sierra and Sweet
Valentine (Willow) - from Arizona
August 2, 2015
Hi Mike & Delanie just
wanted to share a pic of our stud, "Hank" Hancock O
Redbone MA, with y'all. He is now a 3 yr old, I
never thought he would be as big as he is, he has
really started to spread and fill out the past 6
months. Casey uses him almost everyday and can do
anything from sorting to roping and doctoring calves
in the pasture.
- Casey and Angela M. of
April 20th, 2015
Val arrived bright and early this morning. I'm
already amazed with her! She is a very easy mare
to handle just full of herself!
Well she got a
"new to her blanket" due to all the rain we are
getting. Needless to say I've never had a new horse
take it so easily. Plus she befriended my 2yr old
paint filly. Thanks so much!!!
~ Cheyenne K. of Wisconsin
2012 Blue Roan Filly - Blue Valentina MA
just wanted to write you and let you know what awesome
horses both of the fillies I bought from you turned out to
be! They are both 4 year olds this spring and I love having
them! I bought them as weanlings in your auction and
purchased them online, here they are 4 years later, and I
love them both!!!! They are SO awesome, they are gorgeous
foundation mares, exactly what I was looking for, and I
couldn't be happier. They both have TONS of personality and
they've come so far and learned so much over these 4 years
it's really awesome. I've double registered both as AQHA &
foundation. "Falina" is the appendix bay roan mare, I
wouldn't trade her for the world. She is super smart,
unbelievably curious about everything, outgoing and
friendly, and the bravest little horse I think I've ever
met. 'Mango' is the red roan, the one with the beautiful
blaze face, and out of a mare you told me was the sweetest
mare you had on the property. Well, I believe it, because
she is the kindest, gentlest, sweetest horse I've ever
owned. She loves people and just wants to do whatever you
ask her. Not a mean bone in that horses body! These two have
completely opposite personalities but they are both unique
and special in their own way, and I just love 'em!!! I often
pull up from work and see them standing there or running
around in the pasture, and they are sooo darn gorgeous it
takes my breath away. No kidding, they are that awesome.
They are both great athletes too. Simply awesome equines!!!!
Thank you for breeding and selling them to me! I LOVE my
girls and they are exactly what I wanted. I waited and
waited to find my perfect foundation Hancock horses and
these two are it for me (and they know it,!). I will try to
send you a cute video clip from this winter, have to figure
out where I stored it, it was muddy that day but it gives
you an idea of how much personality and athleticism they
have. Really awesome horses. I'm very proud of them....
~ Kathy from Texas
2012 Dun Roan filly ~Redbones Diva MA
"We love our MA baby so much!" ~ Mark and Callie
from North Carolina"
Just wanted yall to see how he has grown over the
past year. He is doing great I think he gets better
"I have dealt with Mike and Delanie for years
and have always been pleased with our horses we got from
“MA Quarter Horses
produces outstanding horses with great bloodlines, awesome
minds and stunning color. Our bay roan filly from a Mike &
Delanie was one of the nicest we've ever owned. Going back
(Craig and Laurie Claver)
“I definitely recommend MA Quarter horses, best
crop of stud colts you could ask for even better set of
filly's, & the 2013 set looks even better. We couldn't be
happier with the stud colt we got and we will be back for
another soon. Thank you Mike and Delanie you can definitely
tell y'all put your heart in to having the best.”
~ Angela Shearer
“Thought I would share this photo of Sassy Hancock
MA. She had her first ride today. Absolutely did a
great job. She is so quiet. I've got a feeling she
is gonna be a good one. Thanks again and I will keep
you updated on her progress."
~Harold Stapleton, Dayton, Texas.
“Here's a picture of our yearling filly, Leos
Thistle MA (aka: Sis), that we purchased from MA
Quarter Horses back in November. She is coming along
great! Sis has a very quiet, docile nature and a
great mind. She had her first farrier appointment
last week and stood like she'd been doing it her
whole life, then loaded in the trailer very quietly
to be transported to our new home and she has been
great with tying and leading her around the new
facility. She is really going to make a nice horse!
Thank you MA Quarter Horses for breeding such nice
conformation, quiet and willing horses!"
— Craig and Laurie Claver, California.
“Our yearling filly we bought as a weanling from
MA Quarter Horses! She's big boned. heavy muscled.
great conformation, and an awesome mind. This was
her first time to be saddled, she never offered to
buck!! I highly recommend this ranch if you’re
looking for your next working horse!! Thank
“I acquired one of Smokin Redbone's geldings and
I LOVE him!! He is a 2007 gelding named Redbones Big
Shot MA. He is so handsome and a BIG boy. 15.3
hands, 1300 pounds, big strong bones. I love his big
size, but mostly I love his personality. He is very
confident, brave (even as a 7 year old!) and very
calm but with plenty of go! He's the best horse I've
had. I'm not sure if he was gelded "late," but he
has big jowls and a leading temperament, but very
good with other horses.”
MA Quarter Horses ~ Mike and
Delanie Adkins 6449 FM 617 Rochester, TX 79544
(940) 742-4444 (940) 256-0227