Two Tennessee Walking Horse owners tell their very emotional stories of growing up with soring, and what caused them to change. These presentations were a highlight of the conference for many of the attendees.
Carol Camp: A native of Morgan County, Alabama, My first registered Tennessee Walking Horse came to me in 1965 when my father purchased a six year old padded stallion for me, his 9 year old daughter. This sounds like a recipe for disaster, but he was an exceptional horse and made the perfect horse for me. I developed an interest in showing, first in pleasure classes, then in padded classes, finally returning to my first love, the pleasure type Walking Horse. I graduated from the Middle Tennessee State University horse program with a B.S. degree in animal science. In the early eighties, I resumed my interest in pleasure horses and founded , with three of my friends, the Pleasure Walking Horse Association of Tennessee (PWHAT) . I have owned and operated my present training stable, Canaan Farm, located in Franklin, Tennessee since 1985. Some of the notable horses that I have trained include Generator's Souvenir, Go Mr..Go, Ebb's Equal Justice, and presently, Declare Power, Misty Morning's Top Gun and Gen's Half Moon among others. I use natural horsemanship and classical dressage techniques in my training program. This interest in classical dressage led me to become interested in the Andalusian Horse, and I currently have some Andalusians in training as well as the Walkers. I have judged several large shows, including the Mountain Horse World Championship in Harrodsburg, Ky. , the N.W.H.A. National Championship in Lexington, Virginia in 2002, and the N.W.H.A. National Championships in Murfreesboro, Tn. in 2005 and 2008.
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Dr. Pam Reband is a board-certified anesthesiologist, who graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Mississippi Medical School. She is currently Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Havasu Regional Medical Center in Arizona. Pam has been involved in the Walking Horse world since the 1960s, both in showing and leadership roles. She raised, trained and showed "big lick" performance horses, plantation, lite-shod, versatility, country pleasure and trail trials. In the 1990's Pam won "Pleasure Horse of the Year" for WHOA (Walking Horse Owners Association), and served on the Executive Board for TWHBEA (Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association), was President of the Kentucky Stallion Owners Association, and guest columnist for The Voice magazine. In more recent years, she has been a contributor to FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses) since its inception, won the 2007 Phoenix award for "exceptional dedication to the welfare of the Tennessee Walking Horse," and is presently serving her 6th year on the NWHA (National Walking Horse Association) board. In addition to her busy professional and family life, she is beginning to ride Endurance.
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