Blazer Horse - History
The Blazer Horse was developed to be a very versatile horse. They are handy, hearty, agile and tough. This gentle and willing athlete can perform any equine task set before it and is bred to move with grace, comfort, maneuverability, and elegance. The Blazer shows a beautiful head with intelligent and gentle eyes. The Blazer Horse has proven to be wonderful for man, woman and child and has even given handicapped people a new mobility.
In June of 2006 the Blazer Horse Association became the American Blazer Horse Association. In just a short eighteen months the ABHA has progressed even beyond our greatest expectations. We were granted our non-profit status in July of 2007, along with all of the legal formation being completed. We now have a member base of about seventy with over thirty life-time members! The registrar's office is fully up and operational to serve the members with their registration and transfer needs. The first part of the handbook for rules and regulations was distributed to the members in March of 2007. We have developed a quarterly publication to serve the members that now has a circulation of about 1000! The American Blazer Horse Association web-site is available to the public with many member services such as a free "ranch directory"! Please check out the web-site at www.BlazerHorse.com.
When we (Lou & Donna Kelleher) were introduced to the Blazer Horse, we recognized an outstanding equine athlete with an intelligence the like of which we had not seen before.
About ten years ago Lou and Donna were introduced to their first Blazer Horse and have not looked back since! These wonderful horses have definitely lived up to their reputation of being extremely kind, athletic, durable, and versatile. Lou and Donna have definitely put them to the test in the working-cow and reining arena and could not be more pleased. Straight Shot McGee (their first stallion) has produced many wonderful athletes that are out being competitive performers in endurance, English, trail riding, cow work, reining and just being all around family horses! Casey's Cowboy (their younger stallion) is a very accomplished horse in his own right. Cowboy has competed successfully in working-cow, English, and gymkhana events. His oldest offspring, Casey's Charm (who is owned by Lone Star Blazers in Texas) is just now being started under saddle. Charm's owner, Dawn Bello, reports that she is absolutely wonderful! Red Top Blazers have a great mare herd comprised of many "foundation" mares and some young mares produced by Straight Shot McGee that are continuing to carry on the Blazer tradition.//////////////////
American Blazer Horse Association
Desirable Traits of the Blazer Horse
With the formation of the American Blazer Horse Association horses are now permanently registered into the Main Registry at birth. The quality of the Blazer Horse is controlled with a strict inspection of candidates to the Foundation Stud Book (breeding animals) completed on horses anywhere between the ages of two and five years. This inspection can be completed by any licensed veterinarian or certified ABHA inspector. The ABHA provides a standard form for all inspections. The desirable traits of a Blazer Horse are a combination of measurable traits, such as height (Blazers need to be between thirteen hh and fifteen hh at maturity), and a fair representation of the following:
We endeavor to keep out genetic flaws, i.e. weak bones or joints, poor eye sight, etc.
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