History

The ranch is named after our late, great mare pictured above, Plenty Tiny (aka Shirley). She had been culled by her previous owners as a future barrel prospect and was not started on the barrels until late in her 3-year old year. She got off to a slow start early in her futurity year but by mid summer, people were beginning to take notice and she had definitely made a name for herself. She continued her winning ways for the next two years, winning and/or placing at some of the major super barrel races, rodeos and sweepstakes. As fate would have it she ran her last barrel race at the 2001 All American Quarter Horse Congress Finals, finishing twelfth. Even though she was being closely monitored by attending Veterinarians during the Congress, the extent of her respiratory problem was more critical than was first thought. Almost two months to the day after going through multiple surgeries, laminitis took its toll. Plenty Tiny ended her career by earning over $70,000 during her brief 3-year career. While she would never run another barrel race, we felt it only fitting to honor this mare by letting our ranch bear her name. This great mare produced several winning offspring for us and her legacy will live on through her prodigy. Shirley will always be the corner stone that built the foundation of Plenty Tiny Ranch with Danny Kingins & Bob and Marne Loosenort. She was laid to rest in February of 2010.