College-bound and With Blazers on Her Mind
Abbigail Reno of Kuna, Idaho is going places. The University of Idaho freshman is studying pre-veterinary medicine, the first step to becoming an equine veterinarian. Just six short years ago, her future with horses looked much different than it does today. After a bad accident Abbie struggled with confidence, that is until she met her first American Blazer Horse, Chiquita Rose (Rosie for short). Well-mannered, good looking and born to please, the Chiquita line has been popular among Blazer lovers for years.
From the start, Rosie and Abbie made a great pair. They rode in parades, showed in halter classes and in-hand trail, competed in western and English and eventually started jumping. When they’re not competing, Rosie is a terrific all-around trail horse. “Nothing scares her,” says Abbie. She and Rosie went on to win high point at the Western Idaho Fair in both English and western, and also the Blazer High Point Award in 2013.
Before long, another Blazer was added: Bentley, a buckskin colt by the Blazer stallion Casey’s Cowboy. The experience of caring for mare and foal helped Abbie make up her mind to pursue veterinary science. Despite attending school across the state, Abbie plans to keep up with her interest in Blazers. Rosie will join her in Moscow next semester and as her academic journey in equine medicine begins, Abbigail Reno is more excited than ever for her future with Blazer Horses. For more info visit blazerhorse.com.
Originally Published November 2014 Issue
The mission of ABHA is to encourage and support members of the Association, while they raise, exhibit, promote and enjoy the American Blazer Horse. It is also our goal to maintain a history of the Blazer Horse by recording their bloodlines and achievements for the preservation of the breed. blazerhorse.com