The reining industry lost a legendary performer and sire on July 8 when Colonels Smoking Gun, known worldwide simply as “Gunner,” lost his battle with laminitis. The National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame inductee and $5 Million Sire was put down after spending a week at Equine Medical Associates in Pilot Point, Texas.
Tim and Colleen McQuay have owned Gunner since 2005. Colleen said, “Gunner was a sweet happy horse, and when I look at all he has given us I can only be grateful for the time we shared with him. Losing him leaves another hole in our hearts.”
He will be buried next to Hollywood Dun It on the McQuay’s farm.
Watch a video of Gunner performing on YouTube.