Sabine Milby and Hez Obviously Zipped
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 your roan?
I fell in love with Roan horses about 13 years ago, a friend of mine had bought a red Roan and I honestly hadn't seen that kind of color pattern before. So when the time came to horse shop for a new addition to the family, I started to look more closely at Roan Quarter horses. I wanted a yearling to bring along and start for WP and HMS, maybe some cowboy mounted shooting even. Long story short I found a gangly yearling out of state on Equinenow that had good enough pedigree and wasn't going to break the bank. The deal was done with the seller, transport arrangements made and in 2008 I became the proud owner of my very first Roan horse and have owned him ever since!
2) Where, what level, and in what classes do you show your roan?
Tazer was sent to Findlay in Ohio for training. The schools program is amazing and Tazer and his student trainer Becca Malone did an outstanding job at preparing him for his show career.
After Findlay and a few more trainers to help me become a better English rider we have now shown Regional Quarter horse shows in the Western NY area. We mainly show the Hunter under Saddle and occasional Equitation. This spring my Trainers Dodie (Howard) and Ryan McKillips suggested I compete at the first inaugural Roan Worlds. I am not going to lie, but I was so excited at the possibility as well as scared wondering if we were even good enough to go. As it turns out. We were good enough! My Roany Pony was a perfect gentleman and he surprised me in receiving Reserve World Champion title in Halter, 13 shown, as will as Reserve in Green HUS, as well as two top 5's.
3) What is your favorite thing to do with your roan horse?
My favorite activity with Tazer is practicing, of course!
4) What is your favorite memory with your roan horse?
He's a joy to be around, grooming, riding and just watching him eat in the pasture are the best memories in the making. I am truly grateful for a horse like him. He is that 'Unicorn' once in a lifetime horse!
5) What are your thoughts about the American Roan Horse Association?
Joining the American Roan Horse Association has only added to rewards of what hard work will gift you. The club is growing, yet you feel like family. The staff is helpful and always friendly, and the payouts, well, those are the cherry on top! I am proud to have been at the first ARHA World Show and hope that Tazer ( Hez Obviously Zipped) and I will make a few more appearances before his showing days are over.