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Football fans, Terry Bradshaw wins in ammy halter at the AQHA World Show

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  • Football fans, Terry Bradshaw wins in ammy halter at the AQHA World Show

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  • #2
    Awesome! Congratulations! Terry is a great guy and one heck of a horseman!
    "If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"


    • #3
      Oh thanks for sharing that! Not only am I a huge football fanatic, I've been a Bradshaw fan since I was a kid. One of the best QBs IMO...Steelers were lucky to have him!
      Good for him and his win! And that QH doesn't look freaky either.
      Can't wait to watch the preshow and half time this Sunday!
      You jump in the saddle,
      Hold onto the bridle!
      Jump in the line!


      • #4
        I love Terry Bradshaw! I didn't while he was playing, because I was a HUGE Cowboys fan. I went to school with the Staubach girls and they were in our parish at church too.

        I love watching Terry Bradshaw when he makes appearances with Jay Leno...those are always a riot.
        Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
        Bernard M. Baruch


        • #5
          Terry bradshaw looks fine, but that horse is butt ugly !
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          • #6
            That's great! I may have to watch some football this weekend!


            • #7
              I remember when Terry was playing the local media would mention he was a QH breeder. Mel Blount who was a top Steeler during those years is also a big QH guy. Congratulations Terry!


              • #8
                Yeah, Terry has been into QHs for a coon's age now.
                One of the most surprising things I ever learned about Terry Bradshaw (after being a fan for a couple decades) was a semi-recent/maybe 1-2 years ago interview with him on 60 minutes. He mentioned he's been suffering from and being treated for depression for some time now.
                I was really surprised considering his on-the-air personality.
                And here I had thought that 20 years or so on camera you get to know more sides of a person...even his backside from the movie Failure To Launch when he had his Naked Room.
                You jump in the saddle,
                Hold onto the bridle!
                Jump in the line!


                • #9
                  I can't hardly watch that because the halter is fitted too tightly and hurts the horse's eye.
                  Terry is not a very good handler there, so excited and not paying attention to the horse, that acts confused.

                  I would think he needed to be paying more attention to the horse that just got him the win.
                  The horse was shying a little bit stiff legged, I wonder how he moves out...

                  Sorry to be picky, but I really like to see absolute concern for the horse first, no matter how excited we are.
                  Not saying Terry should not be jumping around, but that once he did and the horse reacted as he did, his first thought should have been for the horse, pay attention to it, no matter how gentle and forgiving he may be.

                  He may really love the horse, but it doesn't hurt to show it every second you are around it.


                  • Original Poster

                    Those show halters are supposed to be skin tight, but they need to be custom fit, and that cheek piece should be not be angled so close to the eye, should be parallel with the face. Looks like the colt has outgrown that halter and it was let out under the jowel and jaw, rather than get a bigger one. A halter owner like Terry just takes over the lead shank at the ingate.
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                    • #11
                      I'm very happy for him. He's been into QHs forever and a day and I'm sure he was thrilled to bits. Good for him!

                      Regarding his battle with depression, not to go all Slick on you, but depression isn't about financial and personal success. It's a mental and chemical issue that is not resolved by working for the NFL or winning at the World


                      • #12
                        Oh definitely agree Katarine...it was his actual personality I meant. I've watched him in countless interviews, etc and he's always seemed so outgoing and happy-go-lucky in attitude. Always laughing or grinning. I
                        You jump in the saddle,
                        Hold onto the bridle!
                        Jump in the line!


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MistyBlue View Post
                          Oh definitely agree Katarine...it was his actual personality I meant. I've watched him in countless interviews, etc and he's always seemed so outgoing and happy-go-lucky in attitude. Always laughing or grinning. I
                          Oh I gotcha, just pulling your chain


                          • #14
                            You'd be surprised about how many people battling major depression will have a jokey, devil may care attitude so that no one knows how sick they are.
                            In an age when scientists are creating artificial intelligence, too many of our educational institutions seem to be creating artificial stupidity.—Thomas Sowell, Is Thinking Obsolete?


                            • #15
                              In the video, it looks like the horse is trying to get out of the way of his hat. No big deal.
                              "You gave your life to become the person you are right now. Was it worth it?" Richard Bach


                              • #16
                                I like his attitude toward his horse and toward showing.

                                Still hate AQHA halter, and hate AQHA for being money-grubbing asshats that are trying to destroy the breed for money, but Terry seems like a nice guy, at least. (:
                                "Remain relentlessly cheerful."

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                                • #17
                                  Grooming question:

                                  Why do they paint the hooves black?

                                  (yes, this may sound like a dumb question, but even the white hooves are painted black)
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                                  • #18
                                    When in Rome...

                                    That's what you do at a breed show. The new stuff is pretty easy on their feet...but I used the old stuff for years and never had any trouble (just to be sure this does not go off the track on the evils of painting the feet). Fat chance.

                                    TB is a good guy and has been for years...despite where he played football.
                                    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

                                    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      The amateur halter classes are one reason why AQHA is such a strong association. I showed halter horses back when you could still ride them and dislike the modern "specialist" halter horses as much as anyone, but there are few other places in the horse world where a 60 year old amateur like Terry Bradshaw can actually show his own horse in the big time and get the big win without riding at a high level. (Driving is the only other venue I can think of and , as we all recently saw, that can be dangerous). I have seen people so old or crippled they could barely walk or run out there enjoying horse showing through halter horses.

                                      Terry Bradshaw was right that all the other competitors have nice horses also, and the win can come down to who can get his horse shown the best - paying attention, ears up, standing correctly, a good trot presentation. So winning at halter is a personal achievement as well as being able to afford a really good horse.
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                                      • #20
                                        How does a 3 year old horse look like that - he looks like he is 10 years old.