During my 15 years as a jockey, I quickly learned when you’re running in a Maiden race or the featured Stake races, every hundredth of a second counts. Keeping our racehorses’ legs resilient and the tendons tight was vital.
They say you can get a horse fit, teach it to handle any obstacles it might face on the trail, but you can’t teach it to eat or drink.
My horse Ike is an amazing 19-year-old show horse and off-the-track thoroughbred that’s been with me for ten years. Ike’s taught me about horses, about myself, mucked with me through good and bad, and I can't imagine life without him. A few years ago, however, I wasn’t sure he’d still be around today.
Pre-race anxiety was paralyzing my 5-year-old barrel horse GCH Dash to the Sun. The loud noises in the arena, the scary lights, the blaring music and rowdy announcers—all of it had her kicking out, rearing, and acting up before we even entered the alley at races.
Before I found Redmond Rock mineral products, my horses Sadie and Midnight totally ignored every single brand of salt lick I purchased.
I compete in Country English Pleasure, which is Arabian saddle seat equitation. I love the sport, the thrill of riding, the competition—and I love my horse!
My barrel horse, Prada, suffered from an unusual underlying condition that caused her to develop terrible ulcers and become very cinchy. The ulcers resulted in major problems, and my mare lost 100 pounds at one point.
My job is the most stress-relieving, rewarding business out there! I train barrel and ranch horses, and also buy, sell, and take on clients and consignment horses.
Our family horse, Comanche, is one of a kind. The first time I rode him, I knew he was special—like he’d turn out to be the horse that changed our lives. He did!
Two months ago I bought my dream horse, Ted By Williams. Ted is an extremely well-bred, talented horse with a world champion title to his credit in the Racking Horse division. He was a stallion until he was five and a show horse for his whole life.