Thursday, June 17, 2010

Update 6/17/10

Hello all! Sorry for the lack of always, we have been busy. Iceman is doing great. We have received a few updates from Joe via email and we are very pleased with his reports and we hope to have some pictures or video soon.

Joe has been sending Iceman over various obstacles and he is starting to get the idea that he can't bolt from everything and calming down a bit. When he does try to bolt, it is alot easier to stay in control. Iceman will also be getting his hooves trimmed in the next few days by Joe's farrier.

So, all in all, everything is good. Thanks for tuning in and we hope to have some more updates very soon....

Friday, June 4, 2010

"Iceman Goes to Boot Camp"

Well, after some careful consideration and discussion, we have agreed to send Iceman to have some professional training by Joe Weitekamp. Joe is a Natural Horsemanship Trainer based out of Las Vegas, Nevada and has become more recently known for his ability working with Mustangs. He has participated in numerous Extreme Mustang Makeover events in California and Texas and just last month placed in the Top Ten finalists for the Norco, CA competition. Joe is calm, collected, easy going, and has definitely made an impression with us so this decision was not hard to make. We know he will be in good hands and look forward to seeing the results. If you have been following our blogs, you know Joe has been conducting a few clinics for Shiloh and has had the chance to work with Iceman a few times already.

All of us at Shiloh hate to see him go, but we know this is the right choice. Our goal is to see Iceman go to a happy, loving home where he can reach his full potential. Eric has been our "Project Leader" from the start, and even he can only see Iceman 2 to 3 days a week at most. This training will provide Iceman with a much needed, daily routine and the discipline, respect, and trust needed to become a loyal companion to the right person. We hope to post as many pictures and updates as we can so stay tuned!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Calling All Riders


ACTHA to Donate All ProceedS from the Event to Horse Rescue Charities Nationwide

The American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) is calling all riders in the Las Vegas area to grab their saddles on Sunday, June 13 and join the first-ever Guinness World Records attempt for the Largest Trail Riding Competition at SANDY VALLEY RANCH in Sandy Valley, NV (45 minutes south of Las Vegas) This local competition is one of 61 nationwide trail rides organized by ACHTA in a historic effort to bring thousands of horse enthusiasts together to raise more than $100,000 for horse rescue programs nationwide.

ACTHA has partnered with local organizers in the 48 states participating in the official Guinness World Records attempt, during which riders will compete on six-mile trails comprised of safe, fun and natural trail obstacles observed by professional judges. The local competition at Sandy Valley Ranch is open for anyone who wishes to partake in the record-breaking achievement to help raise much needed funds for national horse rescue charities.

"What makes this record attempt so significant to us is not just the Guinness World Records achievement in itself, but also the fact that thousands of volunteers will come together in one day to raise thousands of dollars for horse rescue programs across the nation,” explains,

Tom Scrima, general manager of ACTHA and organizer of the record attempt.

The simultaneous record attempt will culminate in a certificate presentation by an official Guinness World Records representative to ACTHA’s founders, during Clinton Anderson’s Walk About Tour at the renowned South Point Equestrian and Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. Thousands of riders are expected in the national competition, which will crown more than a hundred winners from three divisions. Participants will also be eligible to win over $1,200 in prizes at each location generously donated by ACTHA’s sponsors.

Riders in Las Vegas and beyond interested in participating in this first-ever Guinness World Records attempt for the Largest Trail Riding Competition can sign- up at

ACTHA’s Mission:

· To provide an enjoyable venue showcasing the wonderful attributes of the great American trail horse, granting them the recognition they so richly deserve.

· To maintain a registry open to all breeds and a point designation system which will stay with each horse for its lifetime, thereby adding to their value and distinction.

· To enable the humane treatment of horses in need.

ACTHA's current sponsors and recognizing breed associations include:

The Horse Show with Rick Lamb RFDTV, American Paint Horse Association, Arabian Horse Association, Best of America by Horseback, Cavallo, Horse and Rider, Clinton Anderson / Down Under Horsemanship, Daily 72,, eZall, Equine VIP, Equus Online University, HORSE COLIC RELIEF, Horse,, Horsemanship, HSUS, Life Data Labs (Farrier's Formula), Midwest Horse Digest, Molly's Custom Silver, Monty Roberts, Morgan Horse Association, Muddy Creek Rain Geer, Mustang Heritage Foundation, ROBART PINCHLESS BITS, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association, The Missouri Fox Trotter Association, The National Walking Horse Association, Today’s Horse Trader, Total Health Enhancement, Trail Blazer Magazine, Trail Town USA, Troxel, Tucker Saddles, US Horse Biz, Vetericyn.

Eric and Iceman

Eric and Iceman had a great day today. It has been nearly three weeks since their last rendezvous but all went well. Iceman was haltered, lead around the property, grommed, hooves picked, fly sprayed, fly masked, turned out, and enjoyed an apple and a few carrots. He was also wormed the day before so all is good.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ACTHA / "Ride for the Rescues"

Looking for something to do on June 13th? Love to trail ride? Check this out! Our neighbor, Sandy Valley Ranch is participating in The American Competitive Trail Horse Association's "Ride for the Rescues" trail ride. The Shiloh Horses will benefit from this event, so let's show our support for this record breaking ride!