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It was just another day in the roping pen for 11-year-old Cort Jones and Bowmans Metallic Cat.

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Sure, Bowmans Metallic Cat looks like an AQHA Superhorse contender. He’s a 7-year-old stallion with muscles upon muscles under his shiny red roan coat.

But to 11-year-old Cort Jones, Bowmans Metallic Cat is just “Slinky,” the horse he heels on at home in Allerton, Iowa.

Cort and his brother Will, 14, added a little bit of youth to the festivities November 10 at the 2019 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. Will headed for Cort in the Level 2 senior heeling finals. (Level 2 classes do not count toward the Superhorse title.)

“The idea came from our partners on the horse,” says AQHA Professional Horseman Luke Jones of Allerton, Iowa, the boys’ father. “Cort ropes really good on him, gets along well with him at home, and we thought it was a cool deal for an 11-year-old boy to ride a 7-year-old stud in open L2 at the World Show just to show the mind that that horse has and the ability he has.”

Luke took his time explaining to Will how the steers were running that day so he could set the steer up well for Cort.

“Everybody caught, they marked a 215 and were finalists in Level 2 – it was awesome.”

Bowmans Metallic Cat is by Metallic Cat and out of Bowmans Fancy by Lenas Jewel Bars. He was bred by St. Nicks Pines LLC of Gillett, Wisconsin, and is owned by the BMC Partners, including the Blanton family and Luke.

Read more about the history of the horses that have earned the AQHA Superhorse title.