Sun Frost remembered for skill, grit and ‘the look’

There is no doubt that if a list was written of Sun Frost’s biggest fans, and ranked in order of who was the biggest fan, brothers Tigh, Tork and Treg Cowan would be at the top, and they’re not afraid to tell you that.

Sun Frost was bought as a colt by Pat Cowan, Tigh, Tork and Treg’s father, as a colt in 1979 from Stanley Johnston, the South Dakota man who bred and raised the now nationally famous 2022 American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame inductee. Johnston and his wife, Frances, were passionate about good horses and helped bring many greats to South Dakota. Two of which were the sire and dam of Sun Frost, Docs Jack Frost by Doc Bar and Prissy Cline by Driftwood Ike. The cross proved themselves time and time again, with the Cowans owning three full brothers before they even bought Sun Frost with the goal of keeping him as a stud prospect.

The first brother was a horse by the name of Runnin Gun, who Elayne Cowan, the boys’ mother, picked out, and the Cowans hazed, cut, roped calves, heeled, bulldogged and tied goats off him. The second, Quick Draw Cline, proved to be a talented bulldogging horse and the third, Marco Doc, turned in to a rope horse.

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