Welcome to
Graves Foundation Qu
arter Horses
2013 AQHA 10 Year Breeder Award Winners!

Our goal: To keep the old foundation, bulldog horse type-blood alive
Sadly we have now sold out of the breeding business. This decision was heart-breaking but absolutely the best decision for our family and our future. We have chosen to keep back one studcolt out of Lil Jess Tivio and Cowboys Foolish Five to keep our blood alive. Tivios Poco Wiley "aka Wiley" will have a forever home with us and will hopefully make his name in the reining world in a couple years.

We want to thank all of our previous buyers, fellow breeders and friends all over the US for the support we have had and want to wish good luck in the future to all the Poco, King and NFQHA breeders out there that are keeping the old blood alive.

We specialized in 100% NFQHA line-bred Poco Bueno horses with 34.4%-39.5% the blood of Poco Bueno and 20%-25% the blood of King for over 15 years. Our horses carried some of the highest Poco Bueno and King blood in the US. All of our horses were 100% foundation NFQHA (with the exeption of one mare that was 99% NFQHA and 100% FQHR) and they were all double registered AQHA and NFQHA. We knew how special these horses were and having all of them on our farm at one time was a true blessing. They will be sorely missed and forever loved.

Lil Jess Tivio
2000 Buckskin Stallion
Negative AQHA 5 Panel Genetic Test

AQHA # 3960591
100% NFQHA
Jessie Tivio x Miss Poco Rita Tivio

Pedigree: www.allbreedpedigree.com/lil+jess+tivio

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Our foals are now all over the US and in Canada and we are so proud they are excelling in reining, cutting, working cow, roping and trail. We've even had some halter and barrel winners! It is such a blessing to be producing foals with such a high concentration of Poco Bueno and King! 

2016 Buckskin Studcolts

Wiley sept 2016
Buckley sept 2016

Legends of the Past...

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In Loving Memory of My Mommaw
Dorothy Jean Mallatt
March 3rd, 1929 – January 21st, 2013


In Loving Memory of My Uncle Russ
Russell Dean Mallatt
August 30th, 1964-August 10th, 2013


~Even when Mommaw had to use a wheelchair to get to
the barn, she came to see every one of my foals that were
born. She loved watching them. I can only hope there are
many foals for her to watch run and play in heaven~
My love to her always...


~Holy cow, what didn't Uncle Russ teach me about the farm? He had me milking cows when I was 2, shooting BB's when I was 5 and driving a truck when I could barely reach the gas! I don't remember any fun in pulling the bags of feed off the truck for him but I DO remember those short, fat glass pop bottles he always bought us after helping him.~
May many Holsteins fill your green pastures...
Love always, Shannon


Thank you for taking the time to visit!

Tom & Shannon Graves
Bedford, IN
(812) 583-6659


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