May 2011 Blog Posts (9)


Due to the recent EHV-1 outbreak, the SCPPHC Spring Classic and Pacific Coast Championship combined shows for May 28-30, 2011 (Pomona, CA), have been CANCELED by the venue. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date later in the year. This is an official announcement from your SCPPHC Board of Directors. Kathryn Grossman, Director

Added by Kathryn Grossman on May 23, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

AFTH Freestyle Day 3

So after the big trail ride with Mark and Dusty we came back to find out that the guidelines for our freestyle to be shot on Wednesday would now be two minutes long because a big thunderstorm was forecast for the afternoon.  Also, the requirements had changed from performing a certain number of obstacles to having full artistic license....other than we were required to NOT be bridleless nor stand up on top of our horses.  After all, this is America's Favorite trail horse and riding down the…


Added by Jody Childs on May 22, 2011 at 11:14pm — 1 Comment

AFTH Trail Ride with Mark and Dusty on Day 2

After our Obstacle Garden ride we had time to see educational clinics.   The person I most wanted to meet was Guy McLean.  If you have not seen his demo, you must watch one on Youtube.  He is a self taught Australian with an invisable way to control his horses.  The climax of his show is one horse is on the ground and he sidepasses over her with three other horses invisably in step.  For us he broke down some of the behaviors so we could see the training steps behind them.  It was…


Added by Jody Childs on May 17, 2011 at 11:28pm — 2 Comments

AFTH Finals Day 2

I am writing this from El Paso Tx and I can barely see my screen....But I know you are curious so here is day 2...


We started each morning with a meeting to outline the days events as a in the dining room.

On day two, I learned I was 5th to go in what was called an obstacle garden.  This was a small area with natural trail type obstacles in succession so that cameras could get a good up close and personal look at the horses in a short amount of time. We got a chance to… Continue

Added by Jody Childs on May 12, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What is hands on healing for horses?

Hands on (or natural healing) is the placement of your hands on the horse and channeling the universal energy that exists around us into the horse at different places on it's body. Universal Energy is the natural energy that exist and connects every living thing on the planet. Natural healing is a holistic therapy (it deals with the whole body not just part of it). This natural energy is available to everyone and everything. It is non selective and can only do good. It will find the area's…


Added by Gordon Irwine on May 11, 2011 at 4:25pm — 2 Comments

Filming Day 2...

I hate to do this, but I am just exhausted to give you a good post today.  However..the day included an obstacle course like a very toned down extreme cowboy race.  We were not flawless but we got some wonderful comments.   We were chosen as one of 7 to do some special filming.......

Added by Jody Childs on May 10, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

ACTHA Reality Show Filming Day 1



We are at a most beautiful ranch here in Texas with streams and ponds and grass lawns!  It is a Christian retreat center and the peacefulness here is amazing.  I have met wonderful people and horses and already last night I had more fun that in a month of Sundays!  Cavallo Horse and Rider has brought a gift for each and every one of us.  We are being treated like celebrities, with thought for our every need.  Cold water, ice, snacks, information, pamplets, and the chance…


Added by Jody Childs on May 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Update From The Road...

Hey there from the road in Texas...don't know where we are exactly but we have 3 more hours today.  I got a cigarette lighter adapter so I can use my computers 3 prong I am checking Facebook and posting along the way! We have a GPS that talks to us, an andriod, and of course my cell phone!  We get text messages all the time...and also I have been taking flip video.  This is to record those moments of when we shopped at a Harley Davidson store and when we had to stop for a…


Added by Jody Childs on May 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

America's Favorite Trail Horse Support and Sponsors!

A big thank you needs to go out to all the folks who have expressed support for my Peruvian Horse Junior and our bid toward becoming "America's Favorite Trail Horse" on the TV to be produced via ACTHA.  I have received emails and messages and Facebook posts from a lot of Peruvian horse lovers!  Thank you! 


And then, drum roll please, NAPHA our national governing body, the Los Amigos Peruvian Paso Club, the Central Coast Peruvian Paso Club, and the great magazine, Peruvian…


Added by Jody Childs on May 1, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments

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