We are always
pleased when our clients share experiences with us... There
is great satisfaction in seeing Brooks Ranch Quarter Horses
excelling far and wide. Here are a few testimonials received
from Brooks clients that we now have the pleasure of sharing
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Hawkins and Jeweled Wonder - "get-off" for
Goat Tying. Middletown Rodeo, Summer, 2012
Frankie and Jewel Pole
fun. This Brooks Quarterhorse mare takes her
girl from the arena to...anywhere! Jewel
loves the water. On a hot summer day, Jewel
will take a good long drink from a trough or
the creek. Then wait. When the time is
right, she will drop all that water on her
girl's head if she has the chance! Playaful
water fun! (Frankie and Jewel - foreground)
Dear Miriam and Lee,
Frankie and Jeweled Wonder are now competing in
Junior High School Rodeo. We thought we'd share a
couple of images of the pair. We love our little
Brooks mare. She may be small, but in heart,
athleticism and intelligence, she stands head and
shoulders above the rest!
Hi Miriam and Lee,
Wanted to share a picture of Gina with Amber today
and let you know how happy they both are. The other
photo is the pasture Amber is in with 3 other
horses. Amber enjoys 10+ acres of land with trees
and a large covered awning when it rains.
Gina visits Amber daily, and rides her several
times a week. I’m so happy for Gina and want to
thank you for finding a perfect match for her. Gina
tells me how much she loves Amber and it warms my
heart to see her this happy.
Thanks for everything.
Let me know when you have
time for a nice steak dinner. I’ll prepare it in
advance and fly us up to barbeque for you two.
Hope all is well on your side.
Keep in touch.
Lee and Miriam, Jennifer and I competed with
Mouse and Freckles in a ranch sorting event at our
barn this past weekend. We assumed they would feel
at home around the cows; however, we didn't know how
they would handle the crowds, horse traffic, load
speaker, trucks and trailers, and associated
activities. Well…. both of the mares behaved
As far as working the cows, sorting is a different
game then cutting, but both the girls figured out
what we were doing quickly and were very good at it.
I've attached some photos to show just how much fun
We really appreciate the extra time and effort that
you put into making sure that we both had the exact
right hoses for us. We couldn't have better horses
for what we need and who we are as riders. Our
satisfaction is a testament to just how well bread
and trained Brooks horses are and how much you,
Luciano, and the rest of your staff care about the
horses and your customers. Thanks again for all the
Bill and Jennifer
I just wanted to share a photo of my son at Badger's
very first show, when he was just 3 and my son was
6. The judge just absolutely adored this
quiet-minded, sweetheart of a horse. After 6 years
with him now, I can say he is THE best horse I have
ever owned. Some at the barn have even dubbed him
"The Babysitter" because he chaperones less
experienced horses around spooky areas and has such
a calming effect on them. There is so much to be
said for good breeding. I would even say it makes
this little horse invaluable.
Leonard, thanks again for doing what you do, and
thank you for being you!
Love & Gratitude,
Mrs. Julie E. Null
We wanted to send you a of pictures of our kids, yes
well.. Please share these with your son Lee Brooks..
We are having a blast!!
We are looking to extend our family even more..
what kind of deals do you
have for me.
Love your horses......
I love my new horse! My neighbor had
some calves that needed to be branded this morning
at the last minute. I didn't even get a chance to
warm him up. As soon as I hopped on we pushed the
mama cows up the alley to be worked and then went
straight to roping.
I received some bittersweet news
today. My 18 year old mare, Neeca, will have to be
retired. I made the best decision of my life going
to Brooks Quarter Horses in Jamestown, CA with my
mom to buy her 16 years ago. Her back, right stifle
is pretty run down and she has been experiencing
some discomfort for a little while now. She has been
the greatest partner I could ask for and is the
reason I have crossed paths with all of you, so I
also have her to thank a million times over for
Here is another picture of my Plumb Dry mare, I
changed her name from Plumb Dee Too to Sugar Plumb.
She is running with the American flag with my 12 yr.
old daughter Arielle Spotswood.
The weekend before she was 17 & under English
high point champion (Picture with the blue
included). 2 hours before she was the stock type
champion, ran the flag and then went on to win a
Relay Jumpers class with a kid who had never ridden
before. She ran the American flag for the Santa Cruz
County Fair while the National Anthem was sung. Not
many horse can handle crowds, but I have found that
this mare loves the crowds and is even better.
I am seriously thinking on having
her cloned. This mare does EVERYTHING. This year
alone she has been in the Tournament or Roses
Parade, cattle sorted, shown and won English,
Gymkhana, Lots of trails, beach rides, swims in
ocean & rivers, and allowed a 13 month old child to
cling to her leg with out moving. I know I have told
you this before, but she is the best horse EVER.
Thanks for everything,
Do You Believe in Angels?
March 1, 1993 – July 18,2010
want to share a special story with my friends. Parting with
PC was one of the hardest things I’ve ever experienced. But
her pain left us with virtually no other option.
I remember when I bought her from Leonard Brooks as a 3 year
old. As we were leaving the ranch, Leonard called out,
“…She’ll be your best friend”. I silently rolled my eyes –
Leonard is a great salesman (no, really). I thought to
myself – hey we bought her, at your price tag! Enough!! I
knew at that time she was the prettiest horse I’d ever
owned…. It was not too far down the road that I knew without
a doubt she had become “my best friend”. Thank you
Leonard!!! We had quite a run the two of us, and I’ll always
have those memories. Here is where the story begins.
A week and a half, give or take, before we put her down, a
yearling doe kept showing up in our yard. Not necessarily
unusual, although our deer population is declining, she was
always alone hanging by the barn or a short ways off on our
lawn. Every morning she was near PC’s paddock. As PC hung
her head out of the stall’s backdoor, I said “Hey PC, you
have a new friend?” and she would nicker back – but she was
always nickering to me. The few days following, the doe was
persistent in staying close (ex. John was showing our boat
for sale in the garage, she stayed stolidly 20 feet away).
During the heat of the day, deer usually are laying in the
shade and are in groups…. not PC’s doe.
Well finally the day came – Sunday 1pm. The backhoe operator
and Vet came. PC was in a lot of pain but happy to be
munching tons of Oatmeal cookies and carrots. It was
hot…100+ degrees out. John and I went into the house after
our last goodbyes….waiting, waiting
I probably would not have gone to the barn so soon but John
went and I followed. We stood at the end of our breezeway
viewing PC’s gravesite; a moment of silence. Then out of
nowhere comes the doe – right in front of us – not 10 feet
away! 2pm – hot!!! She trots in front of us to PC’s
gravesite puts her nose to the ground and then trots away.
Even my skeptical husband was visibly moved. She was PC’s
angel helping her over to the other side.
P.S. we have not seen her again – at least not in our yard.
Now do you believe in angels???
May 9, 2009
Dear Leonard and Lee Brooks,
found one of your branded horses a few years back tucked in
an English barn in Turlock, CA. He had been through a few
owners and was being used for lessons, but I guess he was
“too much horse” for his current young owner. The price was
right and I called my boyfriend who was running cattle in
Covelo, CA at the time. He liked the look of the horse,
loaded him up and took him home. That horse went straight
from the jumping arena to the rough country of Covelo
chasing wild, slick cattle, roping, and branding. He didn’t
miss a beat and he has paid for himself ten times over now.
In addition to ranching duties, I used him myself extensively flagging and
ponying colts at a cutting horse facility where I was
training. He was also a very good turn back horse. We
started arena roping on him and that is where he really
shined. Without any “formal” rope training, he caught on
immediately. He’ll rope both ends, but proves to be an
incredibly hard-stopping heel horse. Every time he leaves
the shoot he gets in the ground deeper and harder. This
horse will slide 10 feet without sliders! When I sack colts
out on him, I can almost drop the reins and work my rope or
flag while he “works” them around the round pen. He is such
a good horse and we have turned down some good offers for
him. His first few ropings he earned money, and he just gets
better each time. More than likely he’ll be at the ACTRA
finals this year.
“Playboy” (Playin Safari x Plumb Dry mare) is 11 yrs young this year and
sound as can be. This horse truly surprised me with his
abilities and cowiness (he has even been known to unseat
a professional trainer at a team sorting, while turning a
cow back at the line!). This horse can go all day but is not
at all a “hot” horse. I have put first time riders on him
and he goes into lesson-horse mode.
Keep up the good breeding!
Dave & Sue Farag
April 29, 2009
Attached you will find a picture of my daughter, Arielle Spotswood, on my
mare Plumb D Too, however we show her as Sugar Plumb. She
will be in the Rose Bowl Parade in January. This picture was
one of the many that was sent into the Rose Bowl Parade.
Sugar is a Champion Hunter - yes she jumps and does it well. She
was the Champion Adult Amateur Hunter at the Gold and Grand
Spring Horse Show in March (we pulled her out of the
pasture). My daughter was Little Miss CSHA 2008 and rode
this mare in most of her parades. The mare has performed
every task ever asked of her. We ride her on the beach,
trails with river crossings, swims in rivers, cattle
sorting, queen runs, parades, drills, English (flat and over
fences), and Western Pleasure.
She will be in the Salinas Rodeo parade and will be the Fly by horse for
Miss CSHA Abigail Norris, Reno rodeo parade and Drill
competition, and the Morgan Hill 4th of July Parade. Arielle
rides with the Giddy Up Gals for Parade and Drill, so keep
an eye out for them. The girls are currently working on the
Disneyland main street Holiday parade as well.
This mare is the best mare I have ever had the pleasure of owning, and
I consider her irreplaceable. I will send you some of
her jumping pictures soon. I am also working on getting her
qualified for the world show in the over fences. Once again
thank you so much for helping me get the papers on this