Foaled in 1979, Dynamo was an outstanding
sire and grandsire early in his career with the renowned Rhoten's Little
Dandy winning National Grand Champion Pleasure Driving Horse in 1987 and
went on to be an outstanding champion sire as well. A Dynamo daughter was
Reserve National Grand Champion Junior Mare in 1986 (Rhoten's Thumbelina).
Bynamo was bred by the Bond Miniature Horse
Farm and came to my attention when his beautiful daughter, Martin's
Dominique, swept the National Show in 1988, winning National Grand
Champion Junior Mare, National Champion Amateur Junior Mare, National
Champion Solid Color Mare, and National Champion Two Year Old Mare. She
came back the following year as a Senior and won Reserve National Champion
28 to 30" Mare.
A few months after seeing Dominique win so
much, Vern and Betty Brewer, their daughter, Betty Lynne Schneider, and
Carol and I were going to the funeral of N. A. Williams' wife. At this
point Vern had had Orion several years and was keeping most of his
daughters who were just coming to breeding age. I mentioned to Vern that I
didn't think that he had any stallions that were good enough to cross on
those special Orion mares. He said that he had been trying to figure out
what to cross them on. He asked, "If you could buy any stallion to
use for them, who would it be?" I thought a minute and told him there
were two that I thought would be great crosses: Bond Peppy Power and Bond
Dynamo. He asked who owned them and I told him that Bob and Sandy Erwin
had Peppy and that we were going to be near the other when we got to the
funeral because he was owned by Lee and Barbara Martin. Vern said that NFC
probably wouldn't sell Peppy Power, but that he would like to look at
Dynamo. When the funeral was over, we talked to Lee and Barbara and asked
if we could come by to see their horses on our way back to Texas. They
agreed and we made the trip down to the Martins'. There we saw all the
horses, but of course, paid special attention to the one that we were
really interested in, Bond Dynamo. Lee said that he would sell him, but
that he would be pretty high since Dominique had done so well and had sold
for around $40,000! I think that he priced him around $100,000. Vern
turned it down, but all the way home kept trying to figure out how he
could get that horse, agreeing with me that he would be a good cross.
A number of months went by, and I believe
that Vern finally bought a package of horses including several Dyamo
daughters and one or two horses by Bond Boozer, another of the stallions
at the Martins' at the time. Vern never told me what the deal finally
cost, but laughingly said it was a lot.
Bond Dynamo is also the grandsire of the only stallion to win the National Grand Champion Stallion title as both a junior and senior stallion, Winner's Circle Adonis (pictured left), by Martin's Dealer's Choice. We have a Dealer's Choice daughter, and since we believe in the cross, we currently have two Bond Dynamo daughters and two grandsons in our breeding program.