Stan Immenschuh Dies

All-around horseman died April 21.

By Richard Chaberlain
April 25, 2012

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Stan Immenschuh, 87, died April 21.

Immenschuh (emmen shoe) was an all-around horseman who in his prime could earn his way on ranches and rodeos, pack into mountainous back country, condition racehorses and ride races, rope calves and steers, and show cow horses and cutting horses. He conditioned Make It Do to win on the racetrack before the gelding known as “Peanuts” became one of rodeo’s greatest steer-wrestling horses and went on to be in the halls of fame of both the American Quarter Horse Association and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Immenschuh even trained horses for movie work, including schooling a cow horse double for Disney’s 1960 documentary “The Horse With The Flying Tail.”

A Navy corpsman during World War II, Immenschuh served with the Marines in the island battles of Peleliu and Okinawa.

Immenschuh managed former AQHA President Lester Goodson’s ranch at Magnolia, Texas, in 1968-74. Before his retirement in 1990, he spent the last 17 years of his career riding horses for JoAnne Patton’s Rancho Luna Mia at Pala, California. Since his retirement, Immenschuh had lived in Chester, California.

Immenschuh is survived by his daughter, Laura Hendershott and her husband Barry of Mesa, Arizona, their son Bret and their daughters Brooke Jakob and Bryn Riggs, Bryn’s husband Zach and their son Tate. Immenschuh also is survived by niece Judy Broselle of Lake Almanor, California.

Read more in this Q-Racing Journal feature.

Funeral arrangements are pending.