"Hank" Paperback by Oklahoma Author Hank Christopherson
HANK One Man, a Handful of Dreams and the Miracles that Followed in paperback by Oklahoma Author Hank Christopherson.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME, IF YOU ARE LUCKY, YOU'LL MEET SOMEONE LIKE HANK
My name is Michael T. Stabbe, DVM. I worked as a resident veterinarian for Hank in 1973.
At that time he was the owner and managing partner of C&M Quarter Horse Ranch in Fergus
Falls, Minnesota. During my residency at the ranch, I was responsible for the care and breeding
of over 300 mares to champion quarter horse stallions. C&M Quarter Horse Ranch was a happening place. I was attracted by the impressive stallion roster, which included Tonto Barks Hank (1961-1962 World Champion Running Horse), Depth Bars (sire of two AQHA Supreme Champions, Coffee Bar King and Jetaway Reed), and Double Thistle (World Champion Halter Horse). Hank had infused a new level of enthusiasm for horse breeding, showing and quarter-horse racing in Minnesota and the surrounding states. He was a huge influence on the breed and business in Minnesota with a breeding, showing and racing division of the ranch. Minnesota had the second largest number of American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) shows per year, second only to California. I am proud to have played a role in the lives of his champion horses, especially Tonto Bars Hank. I am grateful to Hank Christopherson for this time of my life.
Mike Stabbe, DVM,
Owner and Chief Veterinarian,
Clovis Equine Clinic, California