Horseman Ted Turner gets his amateurs ready for a big halter horse show,
you can almost hear drill commands in the air. But this sergeant smiles.
every world show season, Ted gathers his youth and amateur halter exhibitors at
his farm, and they go through a little boot camp. Ted knows the horses are ready; it’s those
two-footed critters who need drill time. An exhibitor’s showmanship is as
much a part of success at halter as is having a well-conformed and fit horse.
of my amateurs, like Terry (Bradshaw), he comes and works every day, twice a
day, before he goes to a horse show,” Ted says. “Because he wants to do it
Ted works on is no secret: His mantra in fitting and training is “repetition:”
Doing the same thing, every time, with no variation.
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