1966-Voice Of The Tennessee Walking Horse 1966 May Voice RS - Page 5

self behind like a true champion. His natural walking action, three excellent gaits and real "grit,” com­ bined with Mr. Wolaver’s proven ability, cannot help but produce a winning team for 1966. Bill and Helen Jones got into the Walking Horse business with the purchase of a Last Chance mare in 1960. Since then they have raised a lot of colts and have bought various top horses. At present they have sixteen, including four good brood mares and four pleasure horses. Their four children — GREGORY, 9 years old; SUE LOIS, 8 years old; JAMEY, 6 years old; and CLARA BESS, 5 years old — all share their love for horses and should comprise a family threat in many future Juvenile and Amateur classes. Both Bill and Helen are experienced show ring performers. Among the best of their Amateur stock was Knight Shade, which they sold in 1965, and Lil’s Major, an excellent Amateur stallion that went through the re­ cent Murray Farm Sale. When speaking of the type of stock that they would like to have as an Amateur horse in the future, Helen is liable to look at Bill out of the corner of her eye and say, "Rebel is a pretty good kind of horse . . . and he is easy to handle, too!” Don’t be too surprised if you see either of these two in the line-up next season. Handshaker’s Rebel is by Mack K’s Handshaker out of Della’s Roan Lady, a nine-year-old blue roan mare. She is a good mare and her second colt is a two-year-old full sister to Rebel named Handshaker’s Lady B. This mare has the best Merry Boy breeding and was by the famous White Merry Boy. "Blood will tell” and it surely told a good story when this mare was crossed with Handshaker. The new Doug Wolaver Stables, located about half­ way between Pulaski and Lewisburg, Tennessee, is already an established operation, after only three months of business. Doug is well known from coast to coast as the youngest trainer to win the Celebra­ tion, which he did with his own Mack K’s Handshaker in 1960. He also captured the 1965 crown on Triple Threat. Mr. Wolaver could be called "the quiet one,” as he has very little to say to strangers. He lets his horses do the talking, however, because when he en­ ters the show ring, people take notice. This man al­ ways has a string of show stock that can go with the best in almost every class. Almost from the day he opened the doors of his new 32-stall stable, Doug has had a full house. Among the many outstanding experienced show horses now in training are: Go Boy’s Lady Ann, a four-year-old black mare owned by Cashion Farms; Handshaker’s Kay, a four-year-old sorrell mare owned by Hembree Buick Company in Guntersville, Ala.; Cotton Queen’s Go Boy, a well-known stallion owned by BOB GUINN of Savannah, Term.; Handshaker’s Merry Allen, a three-year-old sorrel mare owned by Mr. J. H. LA­ MAR; Go Boy’s Miss Cindy, a three-year-old black mare owned by Mr. and Mrs. MARSHALL LEDBET­ TER of Columbia, Tennessee; and Handshaker’s Copy, a four-year-old black stallion owned by Mr. JOE WRIGHT of Nacogdoches, Texas. Always a big question about this time of the year is two-year-olds and, as usual, Doug has his share of top stock. At present he is counting on the two- time Futurity Champion, Go Boy’s Lady Beech, an May, 1966 excellent black filly owned by the Cashion Farms, and Handshaker’s Delight B., a sorrel stallion that is considered tops by all who have seen him. Delight is owned by Mr. and Mrs. E. G. OMOHUNDRO of Beaumont, Texas. There are a lot of top horses on the one hundred twenty-eight acres that go with the Doug Wolaver Stables, and one of the best is Handshaker’s Rebel. Watch for Doug Wolaver in the show ring on this big-going black stallion . . . being loudly supported by the Bill Jones family. Chances are that you will join in, too. He is a great horse! A GOOD TEAM — Rebel shows all the fine qualities of his great sire - Doug Wolaver is up. DOWN THE HALL - DOUG WOLAVER on Rebel makes a good pass for the camera. 5