Deborah L. Reed is a horseman of over 30 years. She began her career as Miss Clovis High School in the Clovis Rodeo Queen Competition. She went on to complete in 12 additional queen competitions including Miss California Rodeo at Salinas, Miss Rodeo California and California State Horseman's Queen.
Deborah competed in many Open and AQHA horse shows in her youth, riding Hobbies Salteen AQHA Mare and Traveling Boy AQHA Stallion, winning an AQHA western pleasure class of 68 horses in Pomona, CA.... (read more) She was an active member and many time winner at the Madera County Horseman's Association's shows.
She later became a member of the National Reined Cowhorse Association, showing Travel's Blueprint to a year end awards buckle in the Buckaroo Division. She trained with Skip Brown in Red Bluff, CA and showed Cinco Chex to win in the Buckaroo Class as well. She purchased Smoke Hi Tucker from NCHA Judge Phil Ames and went on to mark a 75 at her first cutting at Greg Ward's Ranch.
In her early 20's Deborah relocated to Colorado where Skip Brown introduced her to AQHA Judge Margaret Hammond who owned Doc's Legend. She bred Smoke Hi Tucker to Doc's Legend and produced Coon Tail Tucker.
Coon Tail Tucker was born in twenty below zero at Boone Colorado where Deborah owned a small training facility which she purchased from Burton Wright. At weaning, "Coon" contracted bastard strangles from a sale barn horse and was discovered unable to breathe. Deborah and Young Reed rushed Coon to the closest Veterinarian which was 20 miles away. (Mesa Vet in Pueblo). Upon arrival, Dr. Barr immediate but the guttoral pouch on each side of Coon's throat. He coughed and gagged up cottage cheese textured infection but began breathing. His life was dramatically saved. Coon Tail Tucker went on to sire high quality cowhorses with natural cow instinct for the rest of his life.