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Dressage For The Peruvian Horse? You Bet!

By Carole Fletcher

In case you think Dressage is reserved only for those with Warmbloods, think again. Sure, in the upper levels of competitive dressage, the breeds of horses mostly seen in the arena include Warmbloods, Thouroughbreds, PRE breeds such as Andalusians and Lusitanos, with the occasional Quarter Horse and even a Morgan here and there. These breeds, because of their conformation,…


Added by Laura Mesia on November 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Granddaughters of Sol de Oro V.

19 yro Granddaughter of Sol De Oro V.  Centellita NRR (*Lindero x *FDBE Centellita, full sister to the great Caramelo)

Added by Juan Bosco Sandigo on August 24, 2011 at 7:01pm — 7 Comments

Bienvenidos a *AV Silverio

I’m pleased to announce the addition of a new stallion to our breeding program: *AV Silverio.


It’s more like the return of an old friend. In 2004, I went to Peru with Merlene Sutalo, who was looking for a stallion for her husband Frank. Merlene wanted a big horse with excellent gait and lots of brio. Friends told us we should head north to see AV Silverio (AEV…


Added by Barbara Windom on August 23, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

The dream has become reality.......a reality TV show that is!

So ACTHA announces that they will let us know on Monday April 25 who will make it to the finals where "America's Favorite Trail Horse" will be filmed.  On their Facebook page in the morning it was said that 100 telephone calls would be made to those moving on, and that approximately 1000 had auditioned.  So all day, everytime my phone rang I would have an adrenaline rush.  Fast forward to 5pm in the afternoon, I am sad and trying to comprehend not being selected. I decided maybe my freestyle…


Added by Jody Childs on April 26, 2011 at 11:00pm — 5 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

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

The Audition for America's Favorite Trail Horse by Me Llamo Altanero & Jody Childs

Wow.  Do you have some moments in your life that are emblazoned on your memory?  Perhaps your first kiss, or the birth of a child, or the first time you rode your horse?  Well, our ACTHA audition is one of those experiences, where those moments in a pressure situation, with cameras rolling, Junior and I created a memory that I will always treasure.


So let me back up a little.  Our audition was this past Saturday April 16th in Norco.  On the way up the 15 freeway from San…


Added by Jody Childs on April 18, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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