Alexander has spent his lifetime raising and promoting Appaloosas.
Dean’s name is most often associated with the 1989 Hall of Fame
inductee Cherry’s Leader. Through this stallion, Dean impacted
the Appaloosa breed by producing a long line of great cow horses.
Leader competed successfully in halter, cutting and roping,
earning nine World and National titles and six reserves. He
went on to sire winners in both the race industry and the show
pen. He sired 127 registered Appaloosa foals that earned 10
bronze medallions and three superior achievement certificates
in addition to race earnings of more than $5,200.
addition to breeding 147 registered Appaloosas, Dean has earned
thousands of top trophies for wins and championships on the
local, regional, state and World levels. He won multiple Appaloosa
cutting futurities and maturities at ApHC World and National
shows as well as six consecutive Texas western pleasure championships
and the World western pleasure championship. He has also won
championships in halter, reining and roping.
has judged horse shows for many years and coached 4-H judging
teams that went on to win national judging championships. He
also authored articles for the Texas Horseman, Appaloosa Journal
and a number of local publications.