2019 Jan/Feb 2019 E-magazine - Page 3

Editors Notes

Join me in saying...come on Spring!

Horsekeeping in winter offers its challenges but MHW at least offers you some great reading material to enjoy while thawing out between trips to the barn! Here we've included a spot on article from World Champion trainer/clinician, Lana Grieve with advice on acing the so called "eliminator obstacle" more commonly known as the water box.

This time of year we are all looking for some inspiration to do more than just throw out feed and hay while attending to barn duties. Take time out to build your one on one relationship with your horse. This rapport cannot be replicated, even by the most talented trainer. Good or bad, your horse is in tune to your every movement and thought. Make the most of the time you spend together and earn their confidence. You won't regret a minute of it, come show season!

Happy, warm thoughts,

Melissa Powell- editor@amha.org

About the Cover

First Knights Billy Idol

30” Stallion

First Knights Breakin all the Rules X Sheep Meadow Goldilocks

Two time Reserve World Champion – World Champion Get of Sire

Sire of World & National Champions in both Halter and Driving- Sire of 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 AMHA World High Point All Around Horse.

Many times, leading AMHA’s Futurity Sire List- now sitting 2nd on AMHA’s all time leading Futurity List.

While many sires have come and gone, Billy is consistently at the top of the list for Futurity Sires each year.

The excitement of his legacy continues!

The Billy Idol Syndicate welcomes new syndicate partner, Debbie Emery of Cedar Creek Minis!

She joins the ranks of these other visionary breeders: Charlene Eisenmenger, Cover Girl Miniatures; Aimee Davis, Painted H Ranch; Joan Richards, Olympian Miniatures; and Janet King, Limestone Miniatures Owner/Syndicate Manager. In 2019, First Knights Billy Idol will stand to a limited number of approved mares. Contact Janet King at: Jfk657@yahoo.com