- Sire: TOBY I (1936)
- Dam: DAPPAL
Toby II was bred by Floyd Hickman of Almota, Washington, and allowed to grow up wild and free on the Snake River breaks.
In 1941, he was purchased by George Hatley of Moscow, Idaho, who, at that time, was a 17-year-old high school student, for 170$.
The Hatleys didn’t own a horse trailer, but that didn’t present a problem. Like his sire, Toby II was trained to jump up in the back of a pick-up from level ground. We just hopped him up and headed for home.”
Toby was very well-reined, and had a fast walk. He was also very intelligent and was imbued exceptional cow-sense.
George Hatley registered him with the Appaloosa Horse Club as Toby II F-113. The young horseman joined the club at the same time and was assigned ApHC membership no. 45.
He didn’t own a pickup or horse trailer of his own. So he used to just ride Toby around the country to mare owners who wanted to breed to him.
In 1946, George Hatley was appointed assistant secretary of the Appaloosa Horse Club.
In 1947, he became the ApHC executive secretary. He would hold the latter position for 31 years. As a result of becoming the head of the Appaloosa organization, Hatley made the conscious decision to not promote Toby II,
Hatley met and married Iola Golden, a California girl.
With a total of only 47 ApHC registered foals, Toby II was known primarily as a sire of males, and contributed top-siring foundation sons such as:
- TOBY III
Sired on lysix foals. Of those, two CHIEF EAGLE and TOBY IV earned national halter titles.
- DIAMOND BELL
a 1946 mare out of Trudy, was bred by Jesse Heffel of Kendrick, Idaho, and earned honors as the Champion 2-Year-Old Mare at the 1948 National Show.
- DOLL’S TOBY
- CHIEF HANDPRINT
Although he was not used heavily as a sire, that’s not to say that Toby II was unappreciated or underused in other aspects. In addition to being a life-long ranch mount, the foundation stallion also saw duty as a rodeo pickup horse and as a backcountry trail and bear hunting mount.
Toby 11 passed away on September 26, 1962, as the result of a freak ranch accident.
Spotted Pride (Frank Holmes).