Lynx Melody National Cutting Horse Association American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Cowgirl Magazine
Horse trainer Larry Reeder won the NCHA 1978 Futurity aboard Lynx Melody.

While not as well known as horses like Mr San Peppy, Lynx Melody has earned her place in history. An AQHA Hall of Famer, this horse was known for her small size and fierceness in the arena.

She was foaled in 1975 by Doc’s Lynx by Dox Bar and Trona, a Leon Bars mare. One of the biggest accomplishments in this spectacular mare’s lifetime was being the first mother to win the National Cutting Horse Association Cutting Horse Futurity. When Lynx Melody was in her element, anything was possible.

“I realized she was small, but it didn’t matter – I knew she had the ability. You don’t measure a horse’s ability by the height of her withers,” said Larry Reeder, Lynx Melody’s trainer.

Lynx Melody won many competitions in her lifetime and produced incredible offspring, “…She also won the 1979 NCHA Derby and was named 1980 NCHA World Champion Mare.  Her lifetime earnings totaled $113,681. She had 16 registered foals, and 15 of those went on to compete in NCHA as well.” – American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame

Lynn Melody eventually retired, and passed away at the age of 29. Her legacy continues to be carried on by her offspring.

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