WHOA 2014 Pleasure Division Rule Update

Murfreesboro, TN - Born out of commitment to the interests of the Tennessee Walking Horse, it's owners, and the walking horse industry, the Walking Horse Owners' Association (WHOA) continues to work towards bettering the image of the Tennessee Walking Horse. An improved image will result in favorable interest in our horses among the general public. This in turn will expand the market for Tennessee Walking Horses and increase pride of ownership.

To that end, the WHOA Board of Directors has approved the following Pleasure Division rule changes to go into effect immediately:

WHOA 2014 PLEASURE DIVISION RULE CHANGES - REVISED

February 28, 2014 Pleasure Division rule changes to go into effect immediately:

1. Toe length for all horses competing at WHOA shows and events will be limited to 5 inches.

2. Only clear hoof polish will be allowed at WHOA shows and events.

3. Tungsten shoes will be prohibited on the show grounds during WHOA shows and events.

4. Hoof bands will be prohibited on the show grounds during WHOA shows and events.

5. Stallions shall be barred from any class the conditions of which specify that a youth exhibitor is to ride.  Youth cannot exhibit stallions in any division with the exception of weanlings.

6. ALL DAY PLEASURE CLASSES

The All Day Pleasure division is designed to encourage participation from exhibitors who may be new to showing horses or the exhibitor who wants to show their typical "All Day" pleasure horse. All Day Pleasure classes are open to youth and amateur exhibitors only.

Regarding youth of professionals, WHOA must be in receipt of a notarized letter showing exclusive ownership of horse by youth/youth's immediate family at least 3 months prior to show date.  Effective date will be date of receipt in WHOA office.  For year 2014, receipt 30 days prior to show date will be enforced.  Individuals that share the same residence with a trainer, or a trainer's immediate family, are not allowed to exhibit in this division.

7. Communication Device rule as follows: Beginning in 2015 communication devices are allowed only for first year amateur riders and exhibitors in "11 and under" classes. Communication devices are prohibited for all riders in Equitation, Showmanship and Versatility events during the 2014 show season.

Each of these rule changes was proposed and approved based on the belief that presenting our horses in this manner will make the general public more aware of the soundness of the Tennessee Walking Horse, thus improving its image and marketability.

WHOA ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS – Read more…

2014 President: DEE DEE MILLER SALE - TENNESSEE

The Walking Horse Owners’ Association is proud to announce the following candidates were elected to the WHOA Board of Directors by the WHOA Membership.

KEVIN GILLIAM - NORTH CAROLINA

DARREN GRAY - FLORIDA

SANDY HARRIS - TENNESSEE

PHYLLIS LANGLEY - ARIZONA

RHONDA MARTOCCI - TENNESSEE

FRANK NEAL - TENNESSEE

NEWTON PARKS - TENNESSEE

DUKE THORSON - OHIO

These eight will serve a three year term. The WHOA Board of Directors is made up of 26 members.

WHOA 2013 National Awards


2013 WHOA NATIONAL HIGH POINT WINNERS

LEAD LINE

  1. Bibi Beasley
  2. Maxine Beasley
  3. Rylee Nichols

PLEASURE DRIVING

  1. Scores Heartbreaker           Double Springs Farm
  2. Trigger On The Prowl         Jo Ann Dowell
  3. The Red Light District         Phyllis Langley

FINE HARNESS

  1. Lined Royal Cash               Dr. Jack Kwok
  2. Armed Assassin                Charles & Carol Ann Gavin
  3. Extra Good Looking          Bert & Donna Head

COUNTRY PLEASURE

  1. Designer Champaign          Leek & Moore
  2. Packin A Pistol                      The Spinelli Family
  3. The Red Light District          Phyllis Langley

MODEL MARES

  1. It's My Moment                     Jo Ann Dowell
  2. I'm A Coppertone Girl         Rushing Creek Walkers
  3. Miss Serena Williams       Rhonda Hatch

MODEL GELDINGS

  1. Front Money                       William Coley
  2. Trigger Treat                     Jo Ann Dowell
  3. El Severeno                      Jack & Patti Pirkle

MODEL STALLIONS

  1. Armed With Intent                  Rushing Creek Walkers
  2. Maximize                                 Jo Ann Dowell
  3. My My's Shadow Hunter       Joyce Augustine

YOUTH TRAIL PLEASURE

  1. Suiza                                       Allison Thorson
  2. Count On Spirit O'Three     Jennifer Batts
  3. Malibu Rum                         Grace Cozart

YOUTH SHOW PLEASURE

  1. In a Danger Zone                          Kelly & Savannah Martin
  2. Santana's Renaissance Man      Allison Thorson
  3. Versace's Dollar                            Rick Compton

AMATEUR 50 AND OVER

  1. Command And Control     Crawford Colts
  2. High Jacked                        Lisa Baum

2.   Kid Callahan                      Ed Breedlove

  1. Heartline                             Sam Sorrell

AMATEUR 15.2 & UNDER

  1. Boure                                   Tam Brogdon
  2. Texas Joe Black                Steve & Kathy Zeis
  3. C Me Push                          Tommy & Sister Milligan

ADULT WALKING PONY

  1. Inception                             Detha Yoder
  2. The Dixie Lineman           McDonald & Walling
  3. Samsung                            George Ann Pratt

TRAIL PLEASURE

  1. Struck By Cupid                Spinelli & Mikolajczyk
  2. Princes Power                   Terri Smith
  3. Victoria's Got A Secret     Dr. Jack Kwok

YOUTH PLANTATION PLEASURE LITE SHOD

  1. Australian Gold                 Allison Thorson
  2. My Sophia                          Jennifer Batts
  3. Forgiveness                      Gary & Karen Doss

YOUTH PLANTATION/PARK PLEASURE

  1. Evil Patty Gray                       Shamrock Farms/Volkart
  2. Eagles Secret                      Jeni Gripshover

2.   Jubilee Encores Dream     Anne Evans

3.   Walking Fierce                    Rachel Baker

TRAIL OBSTACLE

  1. Victory Trip                             Linda Starnes
  2. Count On Spirit O'Three      Jennifer Batts
  3. Delight Me With Silver          Jennifer Batts

AMATEUR/YOUTH CLASSIC PARK

  1. Lil Wayne                              Jeff Gillespie
  2. Carbons Triple Coin           Steve & Sharon Rice
  3. Divine                                     Tina Bowling

AMATEUR SHOW PLEASURE

1. I'm A Proud American             Bill Williams

2. Raining Gold                           Jim & Heidi McWilliams

3. Hello Hello                               Deborah Williams

AMATEUR SPECIALTY

  1. José's Centerfold             Bill Williams
  2. A Private Benjamin           Detha Yoder
  3. Vegas Ritz                          Julia Livingston

AMATEUR PARK PERFORMANCE

  1. The Concealed Weapon       Pollack's Silver Spur Ranch
  2. Black Jack Citation                 Sue Irby
  3. Ted Who                                   Rick Compton

YOUTH COUNTRY PLEASURE

  1. Vigor's Dixie Chick        Allison Thorson
  2. I'm USMC                        Dana Drew
  3. The Ghost Walker          Debbie Brown

WEANLING AMATEUR/YOUTH

  1. It's Game Time                 John Dorris
  2. A Select Opportunity         Lowery & Johnston
  3. Master of The Storm        Bobbikay Soholt

YEARLING AMATEUR/YOUTH

  1. The Camp Town Lady    Jo Ann Dowell
  2. Eyes On Me                       Donnie Headrick
  3. Docs War Horse              C. L. Kline Farms

AMATEUR PLANTATION PLEASURE LITE SHOD

  1. Dangerous Willie                  Carole Hill
  2. Gimme Solidarity                   Angie Runnels
  3. Bad News Flashy Cash       Rosalee Manning

AMATEUR PLANTATION/PARK PLEASURE

  1. Lined Up at The Ritz           Nichols & Rowan
  2. Extra Classic                         Mag Ranft
  3. Walking Fierce                      Rachel Baker

WESTERN PLANTATION PLEASURE LITE SHOD

  1. Red Sunchip                       Amy Spinelli
  2. Vindicated                            Jerry Myatt
  3. Allen All Around                   Lee Ritter

WESTERN PLANTATION/PARK PLEASURE

  1. He's Going For Broke      Spinelli & Mikolajczyk
  2. Magicians Encore             Chad & Katie Tanner
  3. Walking Fierce                  Rachel Baker

NOVICE PLEASURE

  1. Another Allen Masterpiece      Montverde Academy
  2. Watchin' For the Storm           Scott & Renee Stasiewicz
  3. Nite's Destiny                           Nancy Plunkett

AMATEUR LADIES

  1. A Private Benjamin               Detha Yoder
  2. Silver Shiraz                           Carol Canerday
  3. Show Boat Chaparral         Charles & Betty Mosley

AMATEUR OWNED & TRAINED

  1. Cash's Baby Girl                  Donna Kay Head
  2. Gold Poison                         Bert & Donna Kay Head
  3. Pushin' Command JA        Rick Compton

15.2 & UNDER WALKING HORSE

  1. I'm Breakin' Bad                  John & Amanda Odom
  2. The LA Ritz                           Bill Williams
  3. Goodbye Joe                       C. E. Miller Farms

AMATEUR (CANTER) 

  1. Enrique Enrique               Bob Lawrence
  2. I'm Copperfield                 Rick Compton
  3. Royal Luck                         Ray Solley

PRO-AM

  1. He's A Superstar General       Dr. Jim Gore
  2. A Private Benjamin                   Detha Yoder
  3. Jose Avatar                                Keith & Diana Bowers

NON TIMED VERSATAILITY

  1. Rebelation                              Linda Starnes
  2. My Sophia                               Jennifer Batts
  3. Enchanters MG                      Jo Boucher

YOUTH 11 & UNDER

  1. Major Genius                          Taylor Strickler
  2. I'm A Hustler                            Jack Heffington
  3. He's Wild Eyed & Wicked      Rick Compton

YOUTH 17 & UNDER

  1. I Command Applause             Lexie Stinnett
  2. Powerstrokes Evening Star    Shamrock Farms/Meghan Davis
  3. Out On Bond                               Thomas Derickson

SHOW PLEASURE

  1. Willie Do                                     S & P LLC
  2. I'm A Proud American             Bill Williams
  3. Gimme A Honky Tonk Girl     John & Amanda Odom

NOVICE PERFORMANCE

  1. Inception                                  Detha Yoder
  2. Incredible                                Jo Ann Dowell

2.   Just Bet the Line                   David & Libby Doub

  1. Night Listner                           Bruce Vaughn

PARK PERFORMANCE

  1. Frontgate                               Winky & Sheila Groover
  2. Paroled In Tennessee        Belvie & Sheryl Jordan
  3. Papa's Scotty                         Double Springs Farm

WALKING HORSE AUXILIARY

  1. A Strong Defense              Stephanie Bolick-Byers
  2. Vegas Ritz                          Julia Livingston
  3. My Diamonds And Pearls    Livingston & Sterner

FOUR & UNDER PLANTATION/PARK PLEASURE

  1. Rowdy Relation                Dick Baer
  2. Caliparis Cousins           Betty Denton
  3. El Padre                             Dr. Jack Kwok

FOUR & UNDER TRAIL PLEASURE

  1. Fuego                                Allison Thorson
  2. Daddy's Cash                  Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Headrick
  3. Ferdinand                         Leek & Moore

AMATEUR OWNED & TRAINED COUNTRY PLEASURE

  1. Corona Gold                          Sandy Harris
  2. Perry's Criminal Intent         Angie Runnels
  3. She's Loose & Armed         Amanda Walker

AMATEUR OWNED & TRAINED TRAIL PLEASURE

  1. The Midnight Ride              Kristen Wilson
  2. Malibu Rum                         Grace Cozart
  3. Jose's Firecracker             Bob & Wayne Westbrook

AMATEUR OWNED & TRAINED LITE SHOD

  1. Arriba                                   Leek & Moore
  2. Gimme Solidarity              Angie Runnels
  3. Acapulco                            Amanda Dickerson

OPEN RACKING

1. Miss Sugar Kane                   Steve & Sharon Rice

2. A Chance Affair                      Jim & Donna Saiger

3. X Files                                     Anne McFarland

SHOWMANSHIP _- YOUTH

  1. Allison Thorson
  2. Morgan Hodge
  3. Madison Drew

SHOWMANSHIP - ADULT

  1. Ada Kitty Keen
  2. Jennifer Batts
  3. Sarah Beth Arnold

WEANLING FILLIES

1. Dreams Little Dream          Hurley & Johnston

2. Duchess of the Knight       Scot & Lynn MacGregor

3. Johns Valentine                   Rick Gregory

WEANLING COLTS 

  1. Seminole Win                  Kline & Mesimer
  2. It's Gametime                  John Dorris
  3. A Select Opportunity        Lowery & Johnston

YEARLING FILLIES

  1. The Camp Town Lady         Jo Ann Dowell
  2. Hi, I'm Johnetta Cash         Phyllis  Brumagen
  3. A Winning Senorita            Diane Wright

YEARLING COLTS

  1. Doc's War Horse                C.L. Kline Farms
  2. Doc's Power Play                C.L. Kline Farms
  3. Oops Mr. Bentley                 Headshaker Acres 

AMATEUR FIVE-YEAR OLD

  1. Ritz's Big Dipper                  Jim & Heidi McWilliams
  2. Gin Toddy                              Sue Irby
  3. I'm Pushin N Line              Joe & Janice Fostek

EQUITATION 17 & UNDER

  1. Allison Thorson
  2. Morgan Hodge
  3. Elysee Bradford-Powell

ADULT EQUITATION

1. Jennifer Batts

2. Heather Wright

3. Jackie Dean

NON SPECIFIED PLEASURE

  1. Designer Edition                      Angela Patterson
  2. Delight Me With Silver            Jennifer Batts

2.   Godiva's Royal Princess           Barbara Whitten

3.   Labeled A Parolee                      Jessica Hlebak

WALKING MARES & GELDINGS 

  1. PGA                                               Lisa Baum
  2. Out on Bond                                Thomas Derickson
  3. Jose Gun Powder & Lead        Tommy Jowers Family

ALL DAY PLEASURE

  1. Watch Me Roll                                   Dana Drew
  2. Gambler's Golden Flame WF       Rebecca & Susan Smith
  3. Enchanters MG                                Jo Boucher

FOUR & UNDER PLEASURE LITE SHOD

  1. Rowdy Rose                                    Baer, Clark & Fieth
  2. Gimme Solidarity                            Angie Runnels
  3. What Will Be Will Be                      Phyllis Langley

YOUTH NON SPECIFIED PLEASURE

  1. Lady's Gust En Thrill                     Kim Sizer
  2. Dudes Sun Rise                            Kayla Kuenzi
  3. Nites Destiny                                  Nancy O'Dell Plunkett

TWO-YEAR OPEN

  1. Reservation On Line                     John & Amanda Odom
  2. Datelined                                        Lisa Baum
  3. Paroled From Hardtime               Tommy & Sister Milligan

THREE-YEAR OLD OPEN

  1. Jazzmine Lady                              Jo Ann Dowell
  2. Gretzky                                           Thorsport, Inc.
  3. I'm Harley Davidson                    Bill Williams

OPEN SPECIALTY

  1. Vegas Ritz                                     Julia Livingston
  2. José's Centerfold                        Bill Williams
  3. Prime country                               John Callicutt

FOUR-YEAR OLD OPEN

  1. Heza War Horse                         Breedlove & Kilgore
  2. Jose It Ain't So                             Deborah Williams
  3. I'm Coach Cal                              George Ann Pratt

AMATEUR TWO-YEAR OLD

  1. Five Stars Jazzman                    Henry Metcalf
  2. She Generates A Dollar            Clyde & Grace Robertson
  3. Spirit On The Line                      Bruce Vaughn

AMATEUR THREE-YEAR OLD

  1. I'm A Title One                            Jerrry Myatt
  2. Lipstick and Lead                      Lisa Baum
  3. Epic                                              Shamrock Farms & Meghan Davis

AMATEUR FOUR-YEAR OLD

  1. Command On Parole            Crawford Colts
  2. Just Bet The Line                   David & Libby Doub
  3. Defending The Title               Jerry Myatt

TIMED VERSATILITY

  1. Rebelation                              Linda Starnes
  2. Bums Pure Dynamite           Kim Sizer
  3. Generator's Pure Country    Rhonda Hatch

YOUTH WALKING PONIES

  1. Roll The Gold                         Thorsport Inc.
  2. A Show of Jazz                       Robert Cortner
  3. Disturbia                                 Kasey Kesselring Family

SPOTTED 

1. Walk Like Mick Jagger             Charlie & Tomi Chittum

2. The Ghost Walker                     Debbie Brown

3. Alens Beowolf                           Danny & Cindy Moyers 

PLANTATION PLEASURE WALKING HORSES, LITE SHOD

  1. Dangerous Willy                Carole E. Hill
  2. Allen All Around                 Lee Ritter
  3. A Mountain Jazz                Jim & Debbie Nichols

PLANTATION/PARK PLEASURE

  1. Extra Classic                      Mag Ranft
  2. Jazz By Moonlight               JoAnn Palazzo
  3. Lined Up At The Ritz          Nichols & Rowan

CLASSIC PARK PLEASURE

  1. Carbons Triple Coin          Steve & Sharon Rice
  2. Armed Cash Threat            Andrea Seelhorst
  3. Lil Wayne                              Jeff Gillespie

AMATEUR 4 & UNDER PLANTATION/PARK PLEASURE

  1. Sheza All Mine                      Barbara Civils
  2. Caliparis Cousins               Betty Denton
  3. I'm Beyonce                          S&P LLC

AMATEUR 4 & UNDER PLEASURE LITE SHOD

  1. Gimme Solidarity                 Angie Runnels
  2. I'm Sweet Lucy                      Rhonda Martocci
  3. Spirits Avenger                     Amy Cross Nance

FOUR & UNDER COUNTRY PLEASURE

  1. I'm AK 47                               Gray & Lester
  2. Wicked Endeavor                 Jana Anderson
  3. My Corazon                            Leek & Moore

WALKING HORSE CHAMPIONSHIP

  1. He's Vida Blue                      Dr. Jim & Kay Green
  2. Gin's Who Dat                      Carol Canerday
  3. He's Intimidating                  Randall Ferguson

HALTER HIGH POINT HORSE OF THE YEAR

Doc War Horse                             C L Kline Farms

PLEASURE HIGH POINT HORSE OF THE YEAR

Struck By Cupid                             Spinelli & Mikolajczyk

PERFORMANCE HIGHT POINT HORSE OF THE YEAR

Boure                                              Tam Brogdon

WHOA QUEST

WHOA QUEST: YOUTH FLAT SHOD DIVISION (356 Riders)

  1. Allison Thorson
  2. Morgan Hodge
  3. Grace Cozart
  4. Mackenzie Morgan
  5. Clair Hankins
  6. Anne Evans
  7. Luke Keller
  8. Morgan Palmer
  9. Madison Drew
  10. Krysta Allen

WHOA QUEST: AMATEUR FLAT SHOD DIVISION (1,497 Riders)

  1. Maggie Moore
  2. Susan Coleman
  3. Darren Gray
  4. Jennifer Batts
  5. Sandy Harris
  6. Dr. Jack Kwok
  7. Jo Boucher
  8. Terri Smith
  9. Grace Cozart
  10. Kristen M. Wilson

WHOA: QUEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE DIVISON (186 Riders)

  1. Allison Thorson
  2. Robert Cortner
  3. Megan Davis
  4. Lexie Stinnett
  5. Thomas Derickson
  6. Svanah Martin
  7. Annalisa Cooper
  8. Taylor Strickler
  9. Molly Vaughn
  10. Will Cole

WHOA QUEST: AMATEUR PERFORMANCE DIVISION (1,162 Riders)

  1. Kenny Compton
  2. Detha Yoder
  3. Sister Milligan
  4. Jason Myatt
  5. Bill Williams
  6. Tam Brogdon
  7. Sheryl Crawford
  8. Gail Walling
  9. Patti Pollack
  10. Lisa Baum

Remembering Sam Stockett

The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) extends its deepest condolences to the friends and family of longtime Tennessee Walking Horse enthusiast and WHOA co-founder Sam Stockett. Sam passed away the evening of October 21, 2013, at his home following an extended illness.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Sam Stockett began his involvement with horses at the age of five. When he was eight years old, he made his first show ring appearance aboard a Shetland pony, three years later he made the transition to Tennessee Walking Horses. He was guided in those early years by legendary horseman J. H. Noblin. His foundation in the breed was strong, leading him to a life devoted to its betterment.
As a breeder of top-quality Tennessee Walking Horses, Sam was virtually unparalleled. In 1979 he purchased the stallion that would forever cement his name in the annals of Tennessee Walking Horse history – Pride’s Royal Master. This son of Pride Of Midnight was three years old when Sam acquired him from Tom Jones of Franklin, Tennessee. Following a very successful show career, Royal Master was retired full-time to the breeding barn where he quickly made a name for himself. As a testament to Sam’s knowledge of the breed, each and every one of Royal Master’s first crop of seven foals made successful show horses. This success encouraged Sam to focus even more intently on breeding and he redoubled his efforts to assemble a band of high-caliber broodmares. By the mid to late 1980s this band included such standouts as Tiger Lilly K.C.H.C, Rock’s Romance, Bum’s Caper, and Delight’s Ideal. Crossing his mares with Royal Master, he produced contenders such as Royal Label, Royal Seal, and Royal’s Dark Bum. Additionally, Sam found a great deal of success with his second stallion Pride’s Last Recall and he was quite the master at selecting outside stallions for his mares. In recognition of his breeding acumen, Sam Stockett was selected as a Master Breeder by the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ And Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA) in 2011.
Sam will be greatly missed by all who knew him and by the Tennessee Walking Horse community at large. He was a great man, a great horseman, and great ambassador for the Tennessee Walking Horse industry. His contributions to the breed were vast and he will live on via the horses he produced and their descendants.
The funeral was held Thursday, October 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church located at 1390 North State Street in Jackson, MS.

WHOA Announces Partnership with TWHBEA

WHOA and TWHBEA To Require Correct Registration Papers

Grace Period Ends July 1, 2013 

Lewisburg, TN - The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' And Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) reminds all members and potential members that the current Grace Period, which allows any transfer and/or registration, no matter how delinquent, to be completed at regular stated fees without any late fees, will end on July 1, 2013.

In order to take advantage of this special, one-time offer, members must have all paperwork associated with the transaction complete by the deadline of July 1, 2013 and that paperwork must be accompanied by the appropriate payment.

As the Walking Horse Owners' Association (WHOA) will require that up-to-date, complete TWHBEA registration papers be presented for each horse entered in any WHOA affiliated show effective July 1, 2013, this is the perfect opportunity for every owner to get their paperwork in order.

TWHBEA appreciates this partnership with WHOA and the efforts their members and exhibitors are making to ensure the integrity of our breed's registry.

Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) Proposed Congressional Bill to Alter the Horse Protection Act

 Re: Horse Protection Act

 Dear Members,

This past week Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) introduced a bill into congress to alter the Horse Protection Act. To date it has gained the support of 22 other legislators. In summary it seeks to:

1. Eliminate the use of a weighted shoe, pad, wedge, hoof band, or other device or material at a horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction.

2. Eliminate the use of an action device on any limb of a Tennessee Walking, a Racking, or a Spotted Saddle horse at a horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction.

There are several other amendments within this proposition that would negatively impact every discipline of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse. We urge you to contact your representative by visiting this website:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr6388?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack/email_update&utm_medium=email

From this site you may read the bill in its entirety as well as instantly send feedback to your district representatives by simply entering your comments and home address. Please take the time to let your representatives know that you are strongly opposed to this bill as written.

Slim Unscripted – now being printed!

Rodger Weaver's new book, Slim Unscripted is now being printed. Rodger has agreed to revert any profit (after his expense) to WHOA or to the Connie Bobo fund. Click here for the order form.

TRUTH CAN BE STRONGER THAN FICTION

In this deeply compelling, true life story, a sheriff rids a corrupt county of inequities, along with his tag along son--Rodger Weaver. Reared in an Oklahoma jail, Rodger looked forward to his dad, the legendary Sheriff L.L. "Slim" Weaver, capturing an array of criminals, many of which made a deep impact and lasting impression on his life. Exposing fragmented lives and fascinating pasts, readers will get a nostaglic foothold on days gone by as they trail behind a sheriff with a heart as big as his stature. Sizing in at well over seven feet inclusive of boot heels and Stetson, Slim righted wrongs and gave second chances...all without a gun.

There is sadness as well. This true life narrative parallels Rodger's current personal battle, dealing with paralysis and incurable cancer, as he reflects on his childhood with a colorful and expressive account. Due to a tragic accident, after acting as a "good samaritan" to assist a fallen rider at a horse show, Rodger became paralyzed from the chest down and then learned he had untreatable cancer. Each chapter begins with his current diary entry after he was given a grim diagnosis on October Eve, 2010...two months to a year to live.

Click here for the order form.