1962-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1962 November Voice - Page 7

5 Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse Entire Garcia Family Enjoys Tennessee Walking Horse This revealing letter from Paul anti Galia Garcia, Box 137, Calley Farms, Arizona, shows how the whole family enjoys the Tennessee Walking Horses there. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Green: We have been enjoying your book and magazines completely. Mr. Lester W. Bridges who knows most of the people and horses mentioned in your book gives it even extra meaning to us. We have two Tennessee Walking Horses that we think the world of. Our gelding is so cooperative that our 4-year-old rides and handles him and yet he has plenty of go for me or my husband. He is Matza Don whose sire is High Boy by Wilson's Allen. We also have a marvelous mare, Nellie Girl No. 570664, in foal to Ginn Golden Moon, Jr. She has won ribbons in Phoenix in the five gaited class when she was owned and ridden by Georgia Moran and she show’ll in the Walking Horse Class too. She is the dam of two outstanding horses that are doubly registered in the TWHBA and in the PHBA. We ap­ preciate the versatility of the Tennes­ see Walking Horse. We use ours for our small children, pleasure and trail riding, corailing our neighbors’ cow’s and horses when they break out and demonstrating to on lookers the gaits of the Walking Horse. Our horses are very affection­ ate and responsive. When we have a few spectators and some background music from Jimmy Richardson’s album of Organ Favorites, w’e have a little horse show of our own. Our mare does six distinct gaits. We believe that Ginn's West Camel- back Ranch located at 1533 West, Gamelback, Phoenix qualifies as an­ other “Walking Horse Stable in Ari- zonia." They have been breeding Walking Horses in Phoenix for almost 15 years. Mrs. Pearl Ginn was very modest when I asked her about it and said "Oh, no, tve wouldn't qualify be­ cause we don’t have our own perman­ ent trainer; we send our horses out to be trained.” She has three horses standing at stud, Ginn Golden Moon, Jr., No. 600266, Midnight Inky No. 571262, and Golden Topper No. 164033 besides a stud stabled there that is owned by her son, Dr. J. Allen Ginn, Jr. She also has a few mares, even though she has sold most of them since the death of her husband, Dr. f. Allen Ginn, Sr. They are especially proud of Mid­ night Inky No. 571262 whose sire is Midnight's Captain, grandsire Mid­ night Sun No. 410751. His dam is Merry Go Boy’s Pride No. 490524 and the sire’s dam is Merry Heart No. 131640. The Ginns have a room full of ribbons and trophies that they have won with their horses. Mrs. Pearl Ginn and her horses are well known for participation in parades in the Southwest. My husband and I have been real boosters for Walking Horses since we bought ours. Our friends are being “converted” to Walkers when their horses can't keep up with ours or when they ride on one of our horses and experience the smoothness and speed of a Tennessee Walker. One of our best friends who is an American Saddle Bred owner admitted, “You have converted me to the Walking Horse; they are such a delight to ride.” Within a two-mile radius of our house there are more than a hundred horses and we own the only two Tennessee Walking Horses. In September we showed the movie, “Free and Easy” to the local horse club and anyone else who was inter­ ested. We were pleased to read in “The Horsemen’s Advisor” Dec. 1959, p. 90, that Roy Rogers’ beautiful and Lalentecl Trigger, Jr., is a Tennessee Walking Horse and that his first Trig­ ger is now retired. Others may he in­ terested in this information. Thank you ever so much for your wonderful magazine and book. We are looking forward to owning a copy of your Training book as we are look­ ing forward to having a colt next spring. Each magazine is like receiv­ ing a personal letter from you. Trail Ride Experience Introduced Walker An interesting letter from Miss Ann G. Evans, 13304 E. Lambert Road, Whittier, Calif., tells how she was in­ troduced to the Tennessee Walking Horse and was inspired to start de­ veloping a Walking Horse Farm. She also says she received the “Bi­ ography of the Tennessee Walking Horse” as a Christmas present and found it very valuable to a newcomer in the breed. “I have always wanted a horse of my own, and dreamed of owning an Arabian,” she writes. “Well, when I finished college and started working, I bought a Quarter Horse mare. I enjoyed training her and also riding the trails on her. “However, on one trail ride I went on, there was a family that had Walk­ ing Horses. So the old saying, ‘You ride one today and tomorrow you buy one.’ “That's about the way it happened to me. I sold the Quarter Horse and started looking for a Walking Horse. Well, it took about a year of looking at all kinds of Walking Horses. “I finally bought a mare by the name of Nosey Bess. X can easily say 'that 1 have never enjoyed a horse as much as I have Nosey Bess.’ “And last March Bess presented me with a little filfy-our first colt. The sire is Gold Boots H who is owned by the Evergreen Ranch in Midway, Calif. Evergreen is owned by Dr. and Mrs. Carl Bishop. “By the way, Bess is now 16 years and you have to look at her teeth in order to tell her age. I have just pur­ chased another mare. She is by the Great Go Bang. With these three I hope to start my Walking farm.” (Note-More power to folks like Ann G. Evans. She knows the direc­ tion in which she is headed. That trail ride certainly opened up a new world of horses to her. BAG.) BROODMARES AND YEARLINGS J. G. WALKER Wartrace, Tenn. Phone FU 9-6190