1962-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1962 December Voice | Page 9

7 Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse Washington Trio California Owner An interesting 7,000-mile, 7-week round trip journey from Bellingham, Wash., to Shelbyville, Tenn. and vi­ cinity is reported by Walter Hansey of 2920 Birchwood Ave., in a letter dated Nov. 13. He says his wife and daughter ac­ companied him on the long ride in their new pick-up truck, camper and horse trailer. They spent over two weeks in the Shelbyville vicinity. Returning they took with them Go Boys Traveler, purchased July 18, from Myron Wolaver of near Pulaski, Tenn., father of Douglas Wolaver who rode Mack K's Handshaker to the I960 World’s Grand Championship at the Celebration. Go Boys Traveler is a 2-year-old trained by Douglas. Reader Hansey says Go Boys Trav­ eler is a full brother of Go Boy's Skylark, the 1961 World’s Champion yearling who was sold for $4,200 at the Murray Farm Sale—reported to be highest price ever brought at auction for a yearling of the breed. Both Sky­ lark and Traveler are by Merry Go Boy out of Nodding Star. On their return trip of more than 3,000 miles the Hanseys “had no prob­ lem whatsoever,” says Walter. Go Boys Traveler loaded and hauled wonderfully well. We would take him out and exercise him about every four hours. The people along the way were very helpful in finding good night accomodations for our horse, which we appreciated. The trip home was so pleasant we are thinking very seriously of making the same trip next year and purchasing a couple of well-bred broodmares. “We are located in the very North­ west corner of the United States, 20 miles from the Canadian border and right on Puget Sound, the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, it so happens we are the the furthest distance away from Shelbyville of any place in the U.S.A. We want to thank Mr. S. W. Beech for courtesies and time spent with us helping us locate Go Boys T raveler. “We plan to stand Go Boys Trav­ eler at public service during the next breeding season ... he is the only direct Merry Go Boy stallion in the Slate of Washington,” Hansey said. He also extended congratulations to S. L. (Speed) Weidner of Coeur D'­ Alene, Idaho, for taking a Merry Go Boy stallion—Merry Go Midnight—to the Idaho area, as reported in the October issue of the Voice. Bea Walker of Walker’s Tennessee Walkers, 7235 Almond Avenue, Orangeville, Calif., is all out for pro­ motion of the breed as a pleasure horse. She was raised in the Ozarks, never knew you could ride anything but a Walker, moved to California in 1940 and found lots of other breeds. Twen­ ty years later she found an 18-year- old Walker mare in foal to Merry Go Boy and her colts have "walked into the hearts of all who see them.” Has just weaned her third colt, Merry Golighlly. She and her husband have six Walkers, including a stallion, Pin Hawk of Merry Boy-Wilson Allen breeding—standing at a reasonable fee. On Sept. 14 they sold their first colt, 18 months old, completely trained as far as you can take a young colt. She says he was loaded in and out of the trailer, bridled, saddled, mounted, unafraid of general traffic. “We feel that we’ve taken a giant step in this first sale,” she writes. “Let’s get behind the Walking Horse for pleasure,” she urges. “Put this horse, western gear and all, out on the trail where he belongs,” she adds. “The Great West has gone pleasure horse crazy, getting themselves out of the rush, rush, mechanized world and that’s great,” she concludes. “Let all us little guys (and the big guys too) walker the public into the ‘new fron­ tier’ make the words Trail Horse syn­ onymous with Walking Horse.” MT. ORAB, OHIO D. O. KIBLER, Owner—HI 4-3605 VISIT INDIANA'S NEWEST WALKING HORSE STABLE ARNOLD HABIG STABLES P. O. Box 173 Sales Jasper, Indiana Boarding Training Finished Horses & Prospects For Sale AT STUD: GOLD SHADOW 571544 Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Habig, Owners Harold Hayes, Manager-Trainer Phones Stable: 1119-K Night: 1270-K Horses For Sale The Robert W. Keysers have young registered Walking Horses and Colts For Sale At Their BITTERROOT VALLEY WALKING HORSE RANCH Stevensville, Montana TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES PAUL "WH1TEY" WHITEHEAD, Trainer "THE STABLE BUILT BY CHAMPIONS" SALES-BREEDING-TRAINING HOME OF THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE BREEDERS AND EXHIBITORS’ ASSOCIATION AT LEWISBURG, TENN. Founded May, 193S with one major goal: “Perpetuate the Tennessee Walk- ing Horse Breed”