Farm Talk

Equine

March 2, 2010

Lifelong love of horses pays off

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“She was just two points from a saddle when she won the stirrups,” Julie said.

They also make a lot of trips that aren’t tied to a particular show as their trainer, Jeffery Gibbs, has his facilities at Tioga, Texas.

It sounds crazy to say you’re going to drive that far to ride your horse,” Julie said. “We make several trips down there every year especially after basketball season and Ashley goes each summer and stays for two or three weeks. Woody stays there all the time and Bling (a palomino she formerly showed) did until he died this past July.”

Riata also spent time at the Texas facility, but for the past six months he has lived at home and received an education on the practical life of a cow horse.

“Ashley used him in the sorting pen when we were shipping cattle. He had never been around cattle except to see them out in a pasture, but he didn’t have a problem, listened to her and did what she wanted,” Julie said.

While a lot of the reason for maintaining this schedule is love of the events, Ashley also has another motive. She would like her record to qualify her for a scholarship to a university that would allow her to continue showing horses and learning more about these animals.

In addition to her show ring participation, Ashley has been a real working cowgirl all of her life. She has lived her whole life on a ranch that has been in her family since it was founded by her great-great-grandfather, William Sherman Moore. It was passed to his son, Clark, then to her grandparents, Connie and Iva Mae who reside on the ranch along with her parents.

A black and white paint named Scout, another horse she inherited from her brother, is Ashley’s steed of choice both when going about the daily business of working cattle and when she takes on some of the cowboys in team roping.

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