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OUT ON PAROLE LAID TO REST JAN. 21ST, 2018

OUT ON PAROLE LAID TO REST JAN. 21ST, 2018

Out on Parole’s sire was Pushers Doing Time and his dam was Prides Golden Doll. He and Steve Dunn entertained raving fans for many years culminating with a stellar performance in 2002 where he was crowned World Grand Champion. He was loved and revered greatly with support of many fans but none more obvious than owners Sadie & Randall Baskin of Autumn Crest Farms.

Many of you have a OUT ON PAROLE story and you can feel free to share it with us in the comment section below. My story about Out on Parole is simple… Every time I think about the days when we were able to watch many contenders… right on the Celebration grounds. It was right their in the field behind the grandstands that was completely full of adoring fans. On that morning we were able to watch Steve & Oops as he covered the ground with long strides, effortlessly show everyone why he was going to be our next World Grand Champion.

It always makes it a little more interesting when you can get behind a horse and cheer him on to victory. Both Steve & Bud Dunn have put on a show adding enthusiasm to our industry, but none more captivating than the performances by OUT ON PAROLE.

Walking Horse Club Ky was quite pleased when Phillip Gentry (WALKING HORSE MUSEUM) asked me to video his retirement ceremony. In tribute to the great OUT ON PAROLE… you can view his retirement at the link below.

POWER IN THE LETTER P… 10 DAYS INTO THE NEW YEAR

We are ten days into the new year and by now, most of us have already broken our New Year’s Resolutions. But this year… can be different. This year I made 10 resolutions using my favorite letter. My favorite letter in the alphabet is P. I have found that if I associate my resolutions with just one letter, I am more likely to approach each day attempting to reach my goals for the year.

Here are my P Words that make up my 10 New Year’s Resolutions
1. Positive……. I want to be positive with all of my thoughts about life and people that are in my life.
2. Plan……….. At the end of each day I will write down what I plan to accomplish for the next day.
3. Practice……. I will be consistent as I practice the ideals that I believe in.
4. Patient……. I will be patient with each person that I meet.
5. Polite…. … Number 5 goes with number 4. I want to be Polite as I Patiently interact with everyone I
encounter.
6. Passion……. I will enter every endeavor that I encounter with great passion.
7. Purpose……. As I go through each day I will have purpose to every action.
8. Preparation… I will prepare for the successful day that I have planed.
9. Peace……… I will strive for complete peace in every encounter.
10.Pray………. I will start each day out in Prayer that I can achieve my goals.

When you put it all together… Here is what it looks like.

The Power of P.

Positive Plans with Purpose that include, Patience, Passion, and Practice will ensure me of the Peace that I Prepare & Pray for.

Now it is your turn. You may not have a favorite letter, but you can have any one of the 26. I suggest you start out with a brain storming activity where you choose a letter and then write down at least 20 words that begin with that letter. You can then narrow it down to 10 and put your resolution together.

Best of luck in 2018 and know that what you resolve to do and sticking with it can make all the difference.

In His light, bob roach

JERRY WELLS…HE MADE A DIFFERENCE

    JERRY WELLS…HE MADE A DIFFERENCE

At the end of the day, when we say our last good byes, we really all want the same thing. We don’t want to sing our own praises, but we want others to say:” You made a difference. You enriched our lives and made this place a better place to be. We also want our creator to say: “Well done my faithful servant.”

Jerry was known by many, loved by those who really knew him, and a friend to the Tennessee Walking Horse. He knew the importance of family and had that special relationship with his wife that he both respected and adored. Seldom could you talk to Jerry without him bursting with pride over his children, pets, & horses. And while I don’t know his other children…. There was Jenny. At the sound of her name his eyes lit up and you did not have to ask if she was a “daddy’s girl.”

When Walking Horse Club Ky first started, Jerry contacted me to let me know that one of our videos was being used by the Anti Padded people. Jerry loved watching the padded horses and Walking Horse Club Ky was right down his alley. When we first met, his technical skills were not all that strong but believe me he was not going to let technology leave him behind. He was smart enough to realize that the internet and technology were a great means to accomplishing many of his goals.

Many of you knew Jerry because of Fair & Balanced T.W.H. Chat. I have to stop right now and thank my Lucky Stars for Fair & Balanced because it gave me a venue to promote my new adventure and for that I will always be thankful to Jerry.

For those of you that knew him well, we did not agree on everything. But, he always stood strong for what he believed in and his heart and passion were never in question. His love, devotion, and passion for the performance horse was immeasurable. The great thing about Jerry is, he did not just talk about it. He took action.

When I look back and see all of the correspondence that Jerry and I had on Private messages, It warms my heart because It reminds me of all the “good” that Jerry was doing. Through Fair and Balanced he was rolling with the times and making changes. I would like to take this time to at least acknowledge that All of the people that assisted Jerry in that venture were very much appreciated by Jerry and all of us. It allowed the venue to grow, adapt, and evolve to what it is today.

We never know who we are going to meet tomorrow, but I cherish every moment that was spent with Jerry. He was a great example for every husband, father, brother, or friend. His relationship with the lord and willingness to share it with me is probably what I will remember the most.

My last visit with Jerry was at the 2017 Celebration. I was thinking about Jerry throughout the week but had not made it to his box. It was something that I new I had to do but really had a bit of anxiety over. It is easy to talk to friends when they are healthy, but of course, that was not the case.

I looked up, while I was videoing all the people that were visiting with Honors and getting Gary to sign autographs, and their was Jenny. She softly said to me, “Jerry would love to see you and he is right over there.”

We talked about the horse show a bit and then he said something I will never forget. He told me that the hardest thing is not being able to do what he could do just one year ago. He assured me that he had everything in good order and that his greatest concern was for Gina. What was so amazing about the conversation is that he made me feel at ease and anyone could see that he had great peace even though walking and talking were a chore.

At the end of the day, we all want to know that we have made a difference on earth and that when we get home we will be met by our Lord who says, “Well done my Faithful Servant.”

    Below you can view the arrangements for Jerry.

JERRY M. WELLS, 76
Obituaries

JERRY MATTHEW WELLS age 76 of Crossville, TN passed away January 3, 2018. He was born April 28, 1941 in Middletown, OH the son Willard and Hattie Keith Wells.

He is survived by his wife- Gina Wells of Crossville, TN, sons- Terry Wells and his wife Peggy of Springboro, OH, Mark Wells and his wife Magdalena of West Milton, OH, Jeremy Spears of San Antonio, TX, Matthew Scott Wells and his wife Elise of San Antonio, TX, Christopher Jacob Wells of Jerome, ID and Ian Wells of Crossville, TN, daughters- Jennifer Funk and her husband Jim of Middletown, OH, Nicole Johnson and her husband Paul of Louisville, TN and Sarah Carroll and her partner Jesse Masters of Eugene, OR and many special grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister- Sharon Lawson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday January 7, 2018 at 5pm at Hood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4-5pm one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family has respectfully asked that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the family.

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL 2017

Walking Horse Club Ky is offering Members only  a one time offer that closes at midnight on Tuesday Nov. 28th. The offer includes a set of 3 dvd’s. for the unbelievable price of 25 dollars.

What do you get? DVD 1 …. ALL EVENING VICTORY PASSES FROM THE 2017 CELEBRATION (OVER 1 HOUR AND 30 MIN. LONG)
DVD 2….. ALL MORNING VICTORY PASSES FROM THE 2017 CELEBRATION (ONE HOUR LONG)
DVD 3….. VIDEO OF 3 ALL TIME FAVORITE  HORSES: HONORS, WALK TIME CHARLIE, & MR. HEISMAN

As if that is not enough… Hey, It is Cyber Monday & you get a second copy of this set of  three DVD’s absolutely free. Not only do you get to add this to your DVD collection, but you can use the second set as a  Christmas gift for that hard to buy for, horsey friend.

VIDEO PREVIEW OF THE SPECIAL OFFER

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS PURCHASE? CLICK ON THE ADD TO CART BUTTON BELOW (IN RED) AND FOLLOW THE EASY TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS .

ADD TO CART

If you have any difficulty at all you can give Walking Horse Club Ky a call at: 270-304-9218 and we will walk you through the process.

In His light, bob roach

“ME TIME” THE KEY TO A HAPPIER , HEALTHIER, MORE PRODUCTIVE LIFE (If only it were that easy! )

“ME TIME” THE KEY TO A HAPPIER , HEALTHIER, MORE PRODUCTIVE LIFE (If only it were that easy! )

Me time, while very important to a happy, healthy, productive life, is very hard to explain. In other words, it is complicated. The main reason it is so complicated is because there are so many different types of me time. Not only are there different types, but it really gets complicated when we realize that it is different for men than women and is greatly determined by our age and socioeconomic status.

Please keep in mind that as we take this Journey and discuss “ME TIME” … Walking Horse Club Ky is in no way an expert in this area and we would love to hear from you. We are all on the Journey together.

So where do we begin? Let’s begin with you. You are a unique individual and there is no one else in the world that is just like you. No matter who you are, you probably have at least two types of work that you perform on most days. You have your occupation, and then you have your domestic work. In other words, you have a job that provides you with food, clothing, shelter, & luxury . Yet there are many jobs that have to be done each and every day, or week, just to keep your household running smoothly.

Talk about complicated, we haven’t even mentioned our family. When you think about spending 40 hours a week at a public job, 20 to 30 hours a week with domestic work, and then throw in the time we spend with family… (kids, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, and friends) It leaves us wondering… How could I possibly have any Me Time?

We told you it was complicated, and believe me when I tell you that is just the beginning. Men on an average actually get 29 hours per week to do what they want while women only get 24 hours. To complicate matters even more, don’t forget that women, as a rule, are much better at multi-tasking than men.

It is at this point in the article when we make an attempt to realize that while “me time” is very important to our health, there are at least two types of “me time”.

The first category of “me time” is the time you spend doing things you enjoy doing with other people. You have to decide what this includes. For me it means the time I spend playing golf, playing poker with the boys, going out to eat with friends and all of the social events that I enjoy attending. What do you enjoy doing with other people? Keep in mind that this “me time” is essential and you must make time for this part of your life in order to lead a happy, productive, & healthy life.

The second category is just as important as the first and will be the key to your happiness. The second category of “me time” is the time you spend completely by yourself. When spent wisely this time will: reboot your brain, help you unwind, improve your concentration, make you more productive, aid in problem solving, give you time for self discovery and deep thinking, and enhance your relationships.

This complete “me time” is different for each of us. For some it means a long walk by ourselves, for others it is a bike ride or a lunch in the park. The great part about this “me time” is that you get to decide. Please realize that it is not the quantity of “me time” but rather the quality. Many of us use reading as a way to completely recharge while others prefer meditation.

This time is important and you may decide to get up early in the morning before anyone else is out of bed or you may choose the time after everyone else has gone to bed.

The last little thoughts that we want to share with you are just as important to your happy, healthy, productive life.
You must sleep well, eat well, & hydrate. While these seem simple enough, many times we get into habits that are detrimental to being happy, healthy, and productive.

Talk about complicated… let me tell you, sometimes we are the healthiest, happiest, and most productive, when we spend time helping someone else.

You can be a part of bringing this short article to a close and helping someone else by letting us know what you enjoy doing in your “me time” Please feel free to help others by using the comment section below to let us know what you enjoy doing in your “me time.” Please do not worry about writing down what someone else has already written. After all, many of us enjoy the same thing and we are interested in knowing how you spend your “me time.”