Heather Hembree and BluesDontComeEasy, aka "Cinch"
1) When and where did you first see your roan, how did you end up with him as yours, and how long have you owned him?
I first saw Cinch almost two years ago in a Facebook sale video. Kathie Kennedy was selling him as a yearling and his video kept coming up on my newsfeed. He had a lot of natural talent and was gorgeous to look at. I probably watched that video a hundred times. I pestered Kathie with questions about him for a month when an opportunity for me to make the trip to Ocala FL presented itself, I jumped on it! She had a lot of people interested in him and couldn't believe he hadn't sold before I could make it to see him. I felt like he was meant to be mine.
2) Where, what level, and in what classes do you show your roan?
Cinch will be three this year. I'm planning on competing in western pleasure and showmanship at AQHA, APHA and local open shows around Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Our big goal for this year is to be ready to compete in the Super Sires Non-Pro Three Year Old Western Pleasure class at the Tom Powers Futurity at the end of June.
3) What is your favorite thing to do with your roan horse?
One of my favorite things to do with Cinch is grooming him, it gives us time to bond. I just enjoy spending time together. I love how he greets me at the stall door and how he follows me out in the field. I think he enjoys being with me as much as I enjoy being with him.
4) What is your favorite memory with your roan horse?
My favorite memory with Cinch is sitting on his back for the very first time. He is the first horse I have broke and he was so quiet and gentle.
5) What are your thoughts about the American Roan Horse Association?
I enjoy being part of the American Roan Horse Association, it's fun to be with like minded people who find beauty in roan horses of any breed. It's also great to come home from a show with a little cash in hand. Cinch is registered with ARHA, AQHA, APHA, and PtHA. His yearling year we were fifth in the Super Sires Non-Pro Longe Line class at the Tom Powers. With limited showing his two year old year we earned APHA points in halter and showmanship. I am excited to start green western pleasure classes this year. I can't wait to see what the 2018 show season will hold for us.