About 5 weeks before the event, I saw a facebook post about Charles Wilhelm's Ultimate Super Horse Challenge in Sacramento on June 12-15 2014 . Intrigued, I went to the website to find that applications were still open, and a clinic was going to be held in nearby Hemet Ca about 1 month before the event that would prepare riders. So I signed up for the clinic thinking maybe this would be a fun way to promote the Peruvian Horse in a new way and just in case I could get accepted into the…Continue
Added by Jody Childs on July 10, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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…Continue
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 plug....so 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…Continue
Added by Jody Childs on May 7, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jody Childs on May 1, 2011 at 2:50pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Me Llamo Altanero aka "Junior" and I will be auditioning for one of 100 spots to make it on to a new TV show where America will vote for their favorite horse(s). If chosen, we would need to be in Texas by May 8, where contestants will be able to rub elbows with the likes of Pat and Linda Parelli, Monty Roberts, Tammy Sronce and many other notables.
Once there, riders will recieve educational tutoring and support as well as the chance to compete against others to showcase their…Continue