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Kearn County California Futurity



      3rd Place Paint World Show 4 Year Old Cutting Challenge

      7th Place Paint World Show Open Jr Cutting

      NACHA Circuit Champion 15000 Novice Horse & 5000 Novice Horse

      NACHA Year End Reserve Champion 5000 Novice Horse

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The 4 Lazy P Ranch raises performance, and cutting prospects from some of the finest stallions in America.  Their horses are versatile anywhere from the show ring to simply working on the ranch.

The 4 Lazy P Ranch is home to Craig and Karen Steele. They have been raising Quarter/Paints together for over 42 years.Craig is a well known Arizona business man and Karen a noted tattoo artist. Karen has tattooed some of the finest horses around. She can be seen in the Paint Horse Journal August 2000  edition.  She has a true passion for bringing relief to those horses that donít have the natural dark area around their eyes.

The 4 Lazy P Ranch with Craig and Karen, are focusing on breeding and raising top quality Quarter/Paint cutting horses. CKS Color Me First is the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Open Derby year end Champion for 2011 as well as the Arizona Cutting Horse Association Reserve Champion also for 2011. CKS One Smooth Cat APHA Reserve World Champion 4 year old cutting and second in AOHA 4 year old cutting challenge. CKS My Mary Ann 4th in APHA Junior Cutting and 3rd in APHA 3 year old cutting challenge.

The 4 Lazy P Ranch continues to be under the expertise of Central Arizona Equine.  Attending veterinarians include Dr. Jim Bleak DVM.

The 4 Lazy P Ranch also has a few up coming stars from bloodlines including: Color Me Smart, Freckles Playboy, Smart Lil Highbrow, Bob's Hickory Rio, It's Just about Me, Smooth As A Cat, GM Last Boyscout, Smart Little Tomkatt, Thomas E Hughes, Smoother Than A Cat and Reyzin The Cash.

We may have the horse for you.  Feel free to contact us.

We wanted to share the history behind our brand and where it originated. In the early 1900ís Craigís great grandfather, Neils Peter Anderson, drove a freight wagon between Price, Utah and Myton, Utah. The trip was around 60 miles each way. With a distance that far and the heavy freight wagons, there were several places along the way to change out the team of horses. Pete Anderson had four young boys and on occasion they would ride in the wagon with their dad on these trips. On one trip Pete pulled into the station to change the team of horses and the four boys were all asleep in the back of the wagon. The station master was amused at the boys and their laziness. On the next trip the boys did not accompany their father and when he pulled into the station, the station master asked where the four lazy Peteís were as he didnít know the four boys names? Great Grandpa Anderson was so tickled by the comment, he decided to make a brand representing the four lazy Peteís. He started branding his sheep and cattle with the 4 Lazy P brand. He passed the brand down to his son Eugene Anderson and he in turn passed it to his grandson, Craig Steele. The brand has been in the family over 100 years. We plan on passing it to our children and grandchildren in hopes the brand will stay in the family for many more generations.

My Great Grandfather and his freight wagon. The picture is from around 1908

Attending Veterinarians:
 Central Arizona Equine
Dr. Jim Bleak DVM

Photo Credits:
Midge Ames, Action Photography, I Shoot Horses, Amber Anderson, Kim Osterland, Mary Christiano and Tami Gramont.


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