Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse News

May/June 2007

Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Highlights from Hoosier Horse Fair

by:  Onvetta Herrin

Our 2007 Hoosier Horse Fair was a great success! With our Kentucky Mountain horses shining, and with smiles on our faces, we really showed what these horses can do.                               

On Stallion Row, we had two representatives - Master’s Blue Gusto, owned by Harrison and Bobbie Harden of Clay City, Indiana and and Kilimanjaro, owned by Dan and Judy Hart of Stilesville, Indiana.                                              

On Demo Row, were “Dancer’s Rainmaker”, owned by Dale and Onvetta Herrin of Coatesville, Indiana and  “Stormin Hoss”, owned by Jerry and Rosie Morgan of Danville, Indiana.       

Among the many highlights of the weekend were:  Harrison backing out of the arena, smiling and tipping his hat to the crowd. Kilimanjaro showing that the Kentucky Mountain horse can canter (a myth asked about constantly- these horses cannot canter). 

Jill Horn carried a wineglass filled with water on “Dancer’s Rainmaker” on Friday and Saturday, and didn’t spill a single drop! Jason Cagle on “Stormin Hoss” showed the speed and action of which we are so proud.  

Harrison Harden had a very busy weekend, as not only was his stallion on Stallion Row, but he performed each day with our Drill Team. And, what a sight to behold! Six beautiful horses (three of them stallions), with flags waving in the breeze, doing maneuvers and strutting their stuff.  With many smiles and applause, all present were impressed and went away to ask more about the Kentucky Mountain Horse. 

On Sunday, when the Cowboy Prayer was read, Dancer’s Rainmaker bowed his head and said his prayers, too. 

Under quickly darkening skies, we loaded up to head home Sunday evening. Very tired and happy, with questions asked and answered, glad this year was such a success. Soon, we will begin to make plans for 2008.

A special” Thank You” to all the members of the IM-KMSHA who came to help and support everyone. Way to go!!!