Metallic Cat, a show horse who has now retired from his performance career, but gone on to be a breeding stallion, made a cameo in the fourth season of the Paramount TV series “Yellowstone”. His legacy has resulted in several successful and highly profitable offspring since his own show career finished. He is mainly owned by Bobby Patton of the Rocking P Ranch located in Fort Worth, Texas. This accomplished horse was even titled the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Sire of the Year in 2019.
Following his impeccable career as a show horse, Metallic Cat retired to the breeding barn, soon becoming one of the greatest sires in the Western performance horse industry. Well-known within the cutting horse world and nearing $19 million in NCHA money-earners, Metallic Cat has left an indelible mark on the reined cow horse industry as well.
The incredible offspring of Metallic Cat have rapidly gained immense popularity in the equine industry, renowned for their ease of training and uncanny intelligence when working with cows. In just five foal crops, Metallic Cat has achieved tremendous success – his initial debut at the 2013 futurities have resulted in consistently impressive performances in the competitive reined cow horse triathlon.
In the autumn of 2017, the incomparable Metallic Cat was acquired by Bobby Patton of the Rocking P Ranch in Weatherford, Texas. On September 20, one of the most prominent and notable sales transactions to ever occur within the cutting horse industry was made complete, when Metallic Cat was finally taken to his new home at Rocking P Ranch in Fort Worth. The Fults, who had been the proud owners and promoters of Metallic Cat since he was only 3 years old, officially solidified the sale with Patton in negotiations managed by Western Bloodstock’s proprietor, Jeremy Barwick.
Details of Metallic Cat
Descended from the illustrious High Brow Cat, Metallic Cat is a regal red roan stallion that made his debut in the year 2005. A favorite of Beau Galyean’s, the pair achieved a tremendous amount of success, receiving many accolades and earning a remarkable $637,711 in twelve months of showmanship, as reported by Quarter Horse News.
Metallic Cat achieved a number of major accolades in his lifetime; he was the 2008 Open Futurity Champion and the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Horse of the Year in 2009. Even more impressive, he became an NRCHA Million Dollar Sire in 2018 and reached the mark of NRCHA earners exceeding $4 million as of September 2021, making him only the second horse, alongside Shining Spark owned by Carol Rose, to ever accomplish such a feat.
Who owns Metallic Cat?
After buying Spots Hot, the renowned cutting horse stallion, Robert “Bobby” Patton Jr. of Rocking P Ranch, made another major acquisition, securing Metallic Cat from the Alvin and Becky Fults’ Fults Ranch Ltd., located in Amarillo, Texas.
As of 2017, Metallic Cat had already sired 36 successful offspring with lifetime earnings over $100,000. Furthermore, four of these progenies had even earned over $300,000, providing all the evidence necessary to conclude that it is profitable to purchase a horse with a lineage traceable to Metallic Cat, which Patton did that year.
In September 2015, Patton acquired eleven horses from the Walton’s Rocking W Ranch Absolute Dispersal Sale, reported by Quarter Horse News. Moreover, he is a part of the Guggenheim Baseball Management Group, a firm that owns the Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers franchise.
Patton owns Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Sire Boon San along with Spots Hot, whose offspring earnings total approximately $600,000.
How Metallic Cat end up on “Yellowstone”
Paramount’s show Yellowstone, with a cast including Kevin Costner and Josh Lucas, primarily takes place in Montana but extends to Texas for its fourth season. Four Sixes Ranch is a setting featured during this time, as reported by Quarter Horse News. Of note, Metallic Cat made an appearance in the ninth episode of this season. October 2020 marked the filming of the stallion’s involvement with the show.
By winning an auction for charity, Patton was granted the privilege to feature Metallic Cat in the television series, Yellowstone. The auction prize, a stallion, was generously provided by the show’s creator, Taylor Sheridan, and the winning bid of $165,000 will be donated to the NCHA Charities Foundation.
Is Metallic Cat in Yellowstone a Real Horse?
In the ninth episode of the widely acclaimed television show ‘Yellowstone’ Season 4, Jimmy had the privilege of attending a thrilling horse cutting event. The audience, being comprised of enthusiasts, was especially excited to watch the famed horse, Metallic Cat, strut its stuff. Having won several awards, Metallic Cat was already renowned within the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) and National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA). Interestingly, this powerful stallion’s appearance in ‘Yellowstone’ had been announced a while back, with its owners auctioning off the rights to have it featured in the show and donating all of the proceeds to the NCHA Charities Foundation.
‘Yellowstone,’ the Duttons, and the road to ‘1923’
In 2018, fans of Taylor Sheridan’s hit series, Yellowstone, were taken to a whole new world with the introduction of the Dutton family to the Paramount network. Sunday nights were never the same again, as viewers were swept away on a captivating journey with the landowner and head of the family, John Dutton, and his family.
The Duttons soon realized they had a perpetual bullseye on their backs, which could adapt depending on the circumstances. As much as the family’s adversaries savored the chase, the thought of being a foe often was even more exhilarating for them. In due course, as we started to grasp the Duttons better, it was transparent that the thought of fighting for survival was deeply entrenched in their nature. This is something that became more and more apparent to us as Sheridan progressively revealed their story. Clearly, this had been their state for as long as anyone can remember.
As the Yellowstone prequel saga progresses from 1883 to 1923, fans are being welcomed to meet the next generation of the Dutton family. Cara and Jacob Dutton bring a unique set of qualities that differentiate and unite them to John Dutton and his offspring, all sharing the same determination to preserve the family name and their land. In the latest chapter, we explore how the Duttons found their way to 1923, discover Sheridan’s part in the plot, and are captivated by the presence of lions and sharks in their domain. With every piece of the puzzle slowly being revealed, the thrilling journey to 1923 unravels.
What is the heart of 1923
The moment we encountered Cara and Jacob Dutton, we witnessed an unbeatable duo whose connection had deepened with time and circumstance. Not only did they exude intense affection for one another, but also a contentment in the roles they have fulfilled for so many years. The deep love they share has allowed them to nurture the surviving children of Margaret and James, after the family lost their mother and father, Elsa and their patriarch and matriarch. Jacob graciously saved the family and has been an irreplaceable presence ever since.
Seizing an opportunity for a new beginning, John Dutton, Spencer Dutton, and Jack Dutton, siblings and the son of John Dutton respectively, ventured into the intricate and interwoven stories of their family. Embarking on the journey together, John and Spencer – left behind by James and Margaret – and Jack experienced both hardships and successes as they forged their individual paths through joy and heartbreak.
To this point in the series, we have observed an intriguing blend of life and death, romance and grief, as well as ferocious jaguar and lion attacks – and that is merely skimming the surface. In 1923, we embark on a journey across two continents with a dashing new protagonist, Spencer Dutton. Determined to keep his haunting wartime memories at bay, Spencer seeks refuge by venturing into Africa on a mission for the Protectorate – to battle wild animals that are endangering the inhabitants.
Spencer’s story may be one of the most sorrowful and can easily be related to Kayce Dutton’s narrative of distress and confusion. Instantly, fans developed an intimate admiration for Spencer. As seen in the 1923 midseason trailer, Cara has besought Spencer to come home, and it seems like he’s ready to comply to her request; the Dutton family needs him more than ever.
Looking forward, Spencer and his betrothed Alex embark upon a boat, facing off with one of their fiercest adversaries yet: Sharks. Yes, not only is the Dutton family struggling against disorder and the tribulations of an economic crisis, they must confront sharks, an intense situation none of us ever thought to encounter with this clan.
In addition to the terrifying sharks they must confront, Jacob Dutton and his family are also faced with a life-threatening battle. Despite his injuries, viewers are reassured that Jacob survives and is determined to do whatever is necessary to protect his loved ones. In the trailer, he proclaims that his main focus is ensuring their survival, no matter the cost.
Through the trailer, Jack Dutton conveys the same sentiment and, with the shocking death of John Dutton during a break in the narrative, Jacob is compelled to lean on Jack as he gathers the courage to combat the next barrage of adversaries, who are coming with intent to cause destruction.
The fifth of February marks the launch of new, riveting episodes of 1923. If you have missed out on any part of the drama surrounding the Dutton family, this is the perfect time to catch up. As the saga continues, each chapter is becoming more intense, with the writer not shying away from pushing the family to their limits. Here’s to hoping that brighter days await the family soon.
Piper Perabo is eager for her character, John Dutton, to finally receive the ‘kiss’ while Luke Grimes once again confirms why he chooses not to follow the show on a weekly basis.
Greeting Yellowstone devotees, this Thursday may not be as exciting as usual without the regular installment of our beloved cowboy series; however, we have the pleasure of continuing to experience the chronicles of the Duttons in 1923. Besides the narratives we are currently delighting in, the Yellowstone team continues to divulge insight into their stories, providing us with a profound examination of the characters in this period. Actress Piper Perabo has recently spoken up about the onscreen kiss with John Dutton and how some perceive Yellowstone as a “red-state series”.
Luke Grimes explains his reasons for not tuning in to the Dutton family drama each week, so get your favorite Yellowstone enthusiast and your favorite beverage ready, because it’s time to saddle up!
Piper Perabo says John Dutton deserves the kiss
Piper Perabo is giving insight on the television series Yellowstone, her role as Summer Higgins, and the process of falling for someone that you once strove against. It was seemingly effortless for Summer to eventually be in love with John.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Perabo recalled the scene at the fair, saying that it was an enjoyable moment where Summer and John could just take a breath and revel in the experience together.
All of a sudden, the cowboys were prevailing in the battle against the bear-shaped stuffed animal, providing us with plenty of fun. Forrie J. Smith, the actor playing the part of Lloyd, was gifted with the bear between takes, because everyone else had someone to hold onto. Even the cast could recognize this nostalgia-infused summery atmosphere. This was such a treat, since there is often no chance to take a pause between the constant danger surrounding Yellowstone. I thoroughly enjoyed this fair, yet I couldn’t decide if this represented something that would eventually happen between Summer and John, or if it was just a beautiful, unrepeatable moment.
All of us, including Perabo, agree that John Dutton deserves a kiss for all that he has endured – and we’re more than happy to see him receive one.
At some point, we had talked about it. When kids want to drive a car, they grab a frisbee and move it around like they were driving a car. You can always tell when the actors are in a trailer and the car is not really being moved. So, we decided that it’s better to actually do it. We had already kissed each other a few times in the kitchen and some other places, so we thought it would be right to actually kiss in the scene. In addition, John Dutton never gets any moments of joy. He is a character who has to go through a lot. It was obvious that he deserved that kiss.
We weren’t sure at first if Summer was worthy of John’s affections, but it’s beginning to look like she might be the right person for him after all. In any case, John absolutely deserves to get that kiss!
Luke Grimes speaks again about not watching the series weekly
It was impossible for Luke Grimes to resist falling in love with the majestic beauty of Montana while he was there filming Yellowstone, his first country single. When his wife Bianca joined him, the two of them spent a whole year immersed in the picturesque state, which ultimately led them to become enamored with it. Joining the TODAY show, Grimes discussed this newfound love of Montana and his single.
After accompanying me to my workplace for a year, she started to adore the place and found her rhythm there. Consequently, the idea of going back to Texas wasn’t quite alluring, so we decided to stay and build our own home.
Montana has now become the home of the pair and it is a marvellous spot for their family, including their cat, who Grimes mentioned in a talk with Jimmy Fallon. His reaction was filled with amusement when he described the scene that the two got a lead for their feline and currently take it out for strolls. We just cannot think of something more enjoyable!
At the end of last year, Grimes released an exhilarating country song, which was featured in the mid-season finale of the show, Yellowstone.
It’s incredible to see them give this song a special boost of attention and I am truly grateful.
Grimes stated again that he doesn’t watch the show and has a sound explanation. He is familiar with the way he has been portraying Kayce Dutton from the start, and he believes that if he watches the show, it could potentially change his interpretation of the character. Not just Grimes, many other actors have also echoed this thought.
I refrain from watching the show, not because I feel it is beneath me, but because I think it would interfere with my job duties. Thus, when I have finished all of the necessary work, I will take the time to enjoy the entire show.
No doubt, Grimes affirms that Kayce Dutton is a role he would continue to take on endlessly, therefore, we earnestly hope that he won’t be joining us for the show anytime soon. We are eagerly anticipating numerous additional seasons of Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.
Piper Perabo on the “red-state” status of Yellowstone
When speaking to THR, Perabo was forthright about those who brand the series as a red-state show, which is a very apt attitude for both the actress and the manner in which she animates her character, Summer.
In spite of that, she does not take notice of the political discourse around the show as it does not contribute to her efforts in driving the plotline of Summer’s journey.
I don’t pay too much attention to it because I’m not sure if it has much use in relation to playing the game of Summer. What I do appreciate though is that Taylor and I have differences in our political views but are still able to remain socially connected, through the show and similar endeavours. I have seen similar instances between John and Summer too, and hope it could have an analogous effect to the state of America. Having a conversation in order to discover common grounds, and attempting to resolve any challenging issues thereafter is a very admirable cause.
She emphasizes that finding an area of mutual agreement and progressing together is a crucial factor, both in the show and our day-to-day interactions. Through the situations portrayed in the series, she is aiming to encourage viewers to engage in meaningful but challenging discussions with each other.
Here’s to Yellowstone, John Dutton getting that kiss, and having brave conversations.
Recently, Ian Bohen discussed the vital background of his character on ‘Yellowstone’, while Jefferson White shared his experience of embodying Jimmy on the 6666 Ranch.
It’s Happy Wednesday for all the devoted Yellowstone fans, we’ve successfully crossed the mid-week milestone of the brand new year and are spending our leisure hours exploring each and every detail of the enthralling midseason finale. Despite all the heartache and troubles the Duttons have endured, the episode enabled us to have a closer look into the lives of the main characters. We witnessed a pivotal moment where a specific character was permanently inked and felt the repercussions of that event, while far away, a familiar face embarked on a fresh new journey. Our Yellowstone crew has recently released a YouTube video wherein they shed light on these situations. Therefore, don’t forget to grab your Yellowstone companion and get ready for a wild ride!
Jefferson White explains that domestic life for Jimmy is a blessing
According to Jefferson White, it appears that Jimmy is relishing domestic life. In some moments that viewers were able to catch a glimpse of between himself and his wife, one could see that being married and starting a family suits him well. Apparently, a wedding ceremony transpired in Waco that viewers were not made aware of.
Jimmy’s lifestyle in the place where he resides currently, differs greatly from his existence when he resided in Montana. He has been presented with the chance to finally experience the comfort of settling into a routine and leading a peaceful life with his family, and it is clear that he has taken a liking to it.
Jimmy adoring his novel life is almost too mild an expression to express the truth. On a park bench outside their residence, Jimmy and Emily snuggled close, with Jimmy affectionately caressing her feet following an extended period of exhaustion. The familiarity of this tender moment between them seemed to be a glimpse into the way they close out each day, calm and enveloped in affection.
Emily is more than a match for Jimmy’s sharpness and wit; when times are tough, she will be beside him, bolstering him and pushing him to be his authentic self, and not merely the glossed over facade of who she would have him be.
Even though we still have much to discover about Jimmy and their partnership, as well as about them settling into their home life, we’ve appreciated getting a sneak preview of it thus far.
The bunkhouse boys examine this character’s brand and what it means for the ranch hands
Of course, the midseason finale certainly provided a thrilling moment that saw audiences given a glimpse into a conversation between John, Lloyd and young Rip. The moment occurred prior to Rip being handed his brand and showed how the then-teenager had acted upon hearing the offending words spoken about Beth; though it wasn’t an intentional murder, John Dutton ensured that Rip still took responsibility for his actions.
Realizing that Rip was determined to safeguard their family, John realized it was time to make a choice: Would Rip accept the brand and wear the hooked Y to signify his loyalty?
“You find out real fast whose willing to ride for the brand when they learn they got to wear it.”
Eager to show his dedication to the brand, Rip strode back to the bunkhouse with Lloyd, a branded man. Actor Ian Bohen highlighted this moment as one of the most vital parts of the show’s origin story.
An incredibly crucial backstory for Yellowstone revolves around Rip’s branding of the ranch. Agreeing to be committed to this land was just normal procedure; however, a terribly unfortunate event transpired that forced everyone to swear their loyalty and follow it.
Richards argues that embracing the brand entails one crossing a moral grey area – a situation rarely experienced by a ranch hand who simply masters riding a horse or is prompt for work. Such commitment, as Richards believes, is only for those dedicated to pledging their loyalty to the Duttons.
As an actor, it’s also a significant moment in the Yellowstone universe. If you’re a branded member of the bunch, you have a moment to stop and take a breath; it’s solidifying in a way.
“You clearly have done something terrible, right? But like at a moral level — it’s not great, but as an actor, you feel like you can like settle in a little bit.”
Having White, Bohen, and Richards settle in on the ranch is a precious blessing for their devoted fans. They bring an extraordinary energy to the characters we have come to adore from the world of entertainment, and the amazing onscreen chemistry of these three actors is further augmented by the profound bond they share off-camera.
Jefferson White calls working at the 6666 Ranch in Texas the best experience
Jimmy may be a ranch hand at the Yellowstone and wear the brand for the Dutton family, but fans know his current setup is at the 6666 Ranch in Texas. Everything is different in Texas, and not just for Jimmy; it’s a different experience for the man who plays him too.
This is a thrilling opportunity for both Jimmy and I to visit Texas and have the chance to experience the four sixes. This famous cattle ranch is of significant historical significance and it is considered one of the biggest of its kind in the world. Those who actually reside and labor on the ranch face immense challenges and working hard to keep up with them is an extremely daunting task.
Viewers have noticed that Jimmy’s relocation has greatly benefited him, as he has become more confident since we saw him in Montana. The work he is doing with the extremely gifted hands of Texas has undoubtedly provided him with the invaluable experience needed for his character development. The showrunner Taylor Sheridan has ownership in the 6666 Ranch located in Texas and the cowboys appearing in the scenes with Jimmy are the real deal.
Whilst filming in Montana, the contrast between the number of actors and cowboys is clear – often, seven actors surrounded by four cowboys. Whenever I have been on the 6666 Ranch, sometimes there have been only two actors, but many times, for scenes that required ‘cowboy work’, only one actor had the company of 30 cowboys. It’s certainly the most rewarding learning experience I could ever ask for.
It’s a beautiful sentiment to know that the actors are not just providing us with an incredible television series but crafting a hell of a personal experience along the way.
Luke Grimes doesn’t want to know how ‘Yellowstone’ ends for a good reason
Recently, Yellowstone star Luke Grimes made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to not only share his appreciation for the Dutton family, but to also perform some of his own original country music songs.
On Yellowstone, Grimes portrays an alluring cowboy effortlessly, never overdoing it as he talks about his blossoming country music career. February will see him start to record his album, shortly after the release of his first country single, “No Horse to Ride”, and he reveals his vision for the Dutton family’s future.
Well, Grimes didn’t have much to say about the future of Yellowstone, and he had a good reason for it.
No, I don’t believe some of the cast are aware of the conclusion. There are some that do, but I wanted to remain in the dark and I don’t think Taylor Sheridan, the writer of our show, would want me to know either. It might change how you would play a scene or even deliver a line, but it’s also fun to experience it without the knowledge. Ultimately, it is like life; unpredictable.
Luke Grimes doesn’t know what the future holds for Kayce & the Dutton family after Sunday’s mid-season finale of #YellowstoneTV. #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/VeI1zkwhjW
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) January 4, 2023
Ahead of the season five premiere, Grimes candidly admitted he hasn’t had the time to watch much of the series, and instead chose to stay true to his approach in playing Kayce Dutton from the beginning. He does not want to get an impression from watching episodes that would result in him altering the essence of the Dutton cowboy character he is portraying.
Fallon also asked Grimes how to describe his character, noting that fans have drawn conclusions to a power player from The Godfather, Michael Corleone.
Indeed, it’s been something of a recurring theme, however, only time will tell. I think this is what we’re all keenly waiting to see; whether or not he has the ability to rise to the occasion and take the required actions in order to maintain the family’s property. This is what we’re all keeping our eyes peeled for.
Kayce has been asked to step up, recently in a massive way, and as John Dutton waved goodbye to the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch — for now, Kayce has some big boots to fill. Here’s hoping the character realizes that as much as the man who plays him does.
Even though Yellowstone won’t return until this summer, you can binge watch the entire series up to the current fourth season on Peacock and don’t forget to catch the new weekly episodes of 1923 available on Paramount Plus each Sunday!
FAQs About Who Owns Metallic Cat
How much did they pay to have metallic Cat on Yellowstone?
While it was certain that competition for the prized prime time spot on Yellowstone was vigorous, the final bid came from Metallic Cat’s owner, Bobby Patton. Astonishingly, Patton put up an impressive sum of $165,000 in order to secure Metallic Cat’s chance of achieving Hollywood stardom.
Who currently owns metallic Cat?
The inaugural collection of his foals first graced the 2013 futurities, where they quickly established their supremacy in the complex reined cow horse discipline. Then in the autumn of 2017, Bobby Patton of Rocking P Ranch in Weatherford, Texas made the decision to acquire Metallic Cat.
Is Metallic Cat on Yellowstone?
The much anticipated debut of Metallic Cat, a prominent Western performance horse sire, in the acclaimed TV show Yellowstone was recently shot at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity®.
Is metallic Cat a real horse?
After earning the esteemed title of 2009 NCHA Horse of the Year and garnering an impressive $637,711 in 12 months of competitive performances, Metallic Cat quickly advanced to a preeminent sire in the breeding shed. Since 2010, when his foals first graced the earth, this potent stallion has lived up to the hype.
Glancing towards the future, the owner of Metallic Cat anticipates his stallion’s influence to persist and extend. He is currently one of the top sires in cutting, having sired winners that have brought in more than $3.7 million in reined cow horse earnings. Not only breeders from the cutting world, but also barrel racers and ropers have taken note and sent their mares to be bred with Metallic Cat. It may take a few years to determine the true effect these crossings have on the legacy of Metallic Cat, since horses in those disciplines take a while to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports.
It’s been truly inspiring to witness the goings-on at the cutting pen, the cow horse pen, and especially now with the National Finals Rodeo-level barrel horse mares and championship-winning roping mares all coming together and breeding to Metallic Cat. We’re extremely enthusiastic to witness how these elements unfold in the years ahead, remarked Roberts.