Bred by Ralph Collins, Roscoe, TX. Originally used as a ranch horse & stallion by Claude Collins, Sterling City, TX, sold at age 12 to the Spade Ranch, Colorado City, TX where he was used as a stallion for the rest of his life. Spade Ranch registered him with the AQHA in the 1950s. Although his pedigree is solidly Quarter Horse breeding and he had a full brother, Kiowa, with regular AQHA papers, Ellwood Charger received AQHA Appendix papers since the AQHA inspector, in those days when bulldog horses were preferred, thought that this horse showed too much Thoroughbred breeding in his conformation. Few of his get were ever registered and, of those, only a few were ever shown. The people who owned this horse were ranchers and prized his get as excellent ranch horses.