Roxy’s Nephew- Newt

2013 Quarter Horse Congress

Click to watch Congress poem

By the time I take horses to expos with me, I take for granted that everyone knows who they are. For me, I have been working with them so long that they feel like part of the family.

Take Newt for instance. I call him Nephew Newt because his mother is a full sister to Roxy. Newt was born at my house….I was the one who ripped the sac off his nose and first said hello to him. So you can see how, now that he is four, that it feels like everyone should know him because he has been with me his whole life.

Newt is the horse I was ridding when I recited the poem at the Weaver Leather Freestyle Reining in October of this year.

He is also the horse that I have brought to Equine Affaire in MA to use in most of my demos and he keeps an eye on Jac….or at least he keeps Jac entertained!

Kissin Kousins 2

Newt is actually Jac’s cousin, as their mothers were sister.


  1. Lisa on November 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Where can I get that poem. It’s beautiful.

  2. Maria on November 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Stacy, you’re the best ever! I just love and learn from your videos! Thanks. I also saw that part when you reading that lovely poem. Are there any videos of that demonstration after and the explanation of reiningjudging system? That would be really interesting for a novis like me to see.

    God Bless You

  3. Bobbi Naylor on November 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I love me some Newt! Might be a little bit because he looks like my Colonel…such a familiar feeling.

  4. Cynthia Dorr on November 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I read the news when your mare died, I read the news when your stallion died, (I saw him when you were in Madison, WI) Now, I’m done in, tears and all, tears for your sorrow and tears for your healing and joy. May God continue to bring you through your journey as a horsewoman and and woman, wife, mother and child of God. Thank you for your boldness to share this. You truly are a testimony.

  5. simone schulz on November 8, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    it is so beautiful that you do not treat your horse like a disposable product., if the horse is not good enough for the best you will not immediately throw away. This is wonderful. his mother is maggy, right?

    • Stacy on November 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Yep, Maggie is his mom.

  6. Becky Clifton on November 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

    You are such a beautiful soul, I watch you on the videos and you are just so inspirational, I see the passion in you that I have always felt, I am 62 years old and I have always for as long as I can remember as a small child have always had this need and longing to have a horse in my life. I had a horse as a child, then after I grew up, got married and had children got away from horses. But anything horse would always pull me back in I could sit for hours and watch a horse event. Then in the late 80’s my husband and I found the horse passion in our lives, we were fortunate enough to find two half sisters and bought them as a four year old and a five year old. We call them “Our girls” and that they are. Any way I just wanted you to know that I so enjoy your videos so please don’t stop doing them you help this old lady live the passion through you, God Bless You!

  7. Paula Kalbaugh on November 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Beautifully said. What an inspiration you are to so many of us. I love what you do and what honest dial you have. You are a gift to the equine family.

    • Paula Kalbaugh on November 8, 2013 at 11:09 am

      Honest soul you have*****

  8. Teri Warming on November 8, 2013 at 10:21 am

    love u love poem

  9. Eddie Davis on November 8, 2013 at 9:48 am


    It is a wonderful poem. I think the reason it is so good is that it is so true. Anyone who works with horses for a while will go through the very thing that you have. What defines us is how we handle the situation. Some never recover and simply get out of horses. I think the better option is to re-double your efforts as you have and take a while to get to know another horse or horses. It just seems to be the best way to honor our fallen friends is to promote and enhance the industry so other people will have the chance to bond with a horse. It is simple and difficult emotionally, but it is reality and every horse has a wonderful trait that you seem to fall in love with only if you open your heart to them. For me, it is rather easy, all that has to happen is for that horse to take a chance on me and take that first treat out of my hand and I am hooked. So, we have 10 what can I say, I love them all for their individual traits. I can’t explain it, nor could I ever, it is just something that horse people know and love. Some are closer and some are farther away, but everyone is special. So, keep your heart open and continue to love even if it hurts. You and Jack or going to do great!

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