FLOYD MOORE OF 6J PAINT HORSES SHOW US DELTA FLYER (NCHA 1986 Super Stakes Cutting Champion) AND DELTA’S (NCHA Hall of Fame) FINAL RESTING PLACE ON THEIR BEAUTIFUL TEXAS RANCH.


Sunday, April 20th, 2014 | Filed under Interviews




Wow.  That was a long title for the video that I put together to show you today.

Remember how I told you all that my goal for 2013 was to learn how to edit in iMovie so I could bring to you the 1000s of hours of never aired footage from the HORSE & MAN television series.

Well, here it is only April of 2014, and I’ve finally edited my first tiny piece.  And, I must tell you, the task was fairly daunting… so much footage… I told myself to just pick one thing and put that one idea together.

So, that’s what I did.  I chose the Moore’s showing us the final resting spots for Delta and Delta Flyer on their incredible ranch in Texas.

Does that sound morbid?  Well, it wasn’t.  It was very tender.  That’s why I picked it.  But, I must tell you that the reason it never aired was because the segment was shot poorly.  However, the message is there…

But first, I need to tell you about my visit to 6J Paint Horses – the home of Floyd and Maryann Moore!

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Here are Floyd and Maryann Moore. They were such delightful hosts – spent the entire day with us – and never a dull moment!  She was dressed perfectly for the day – elegant but still able to walk around the ranch.  He had his fine leathers on as well as his best buckle.  They were perfect!

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You couldn’t imagine the beautiful sea of Paint horses – 400 of them! – on the 6J Paint Horses Ranch!

COWBOYS AND INDIANS MAGAZINE and A COLT NAMED ‘HALF A MILLION’

The H&M TV series was a real highlight in my life.  I was able to pick and choose whomever I wanted to interview, I’d pre-interview my subjects by phone, set up the shoots per State and then take a camera crew anywhere in the US that we needed to go.

Fu -un!

Well, how I came to interview the Moore’s was via COWBOYS AND INDIANS magazine.  C&I had written a story on Half a Million.

Half a Million was the name of the quarter horse colt whose owner had bid on and won the 500,000th AQHA registration number.  The Moore’s of 6J Paint Horses won the bidding and of course they named one of their colts “Half a Million”.

So, I read this and decided to learn about the Moores over the phone.

Wow!  They were delightful and when they told me that they had over 400 Paints of all ages  – and Floyd knew all of them on a first name basis – I knew I had to go visit!

This is the story of HALF A MILLION.

This is the story of HALF A MILLION.

MY VISIT

My visit was awesome!  I cannot even express the incredible ranch where 400 horses seemed like not a lot… in the scheme of things…

There were horses everywhere, but none were crowded.  Most of them were running in huge pastures.  You could determine their ages clearly simply by sizing up the group.  All of them were together either by age, sex, pregnant, stud, gelding, show or prepping for training.

The Ranch experience was truly memorable!  And, the Moores were more than gentile.  They had no issue bringing us into every pasture and answering every question of mine (and I had a lot!).

After spending an entire day on their ranch, if you can believe this, Floyd then took us 100 miles away to visit his studs at their training barn.

Incredible.

It was a day I will never forget.

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Color, Color everywhere!

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Interesting colored filly…

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This was their Antebellum house. They had moved it from somewhere else to here. That is an entire other story…

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These few were being prepped for training.

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Floyd knew every single one of them. Every single one! He knew their breeding all the way back. He remembered their birth dates as well as dams and sires. Amazing. Clearly, breeding was his love.

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There were friendly Paints EVERYWHERE… So curious and healthy.

HERE IS THE VERY SHORT VIDEO OF ONE TINY ASPECT OF OUR VISIT – THE BURIAL SITES OF DELTA AND DELTA FLYER.

 CLICK here or the image below to watch this very short video.  I found their remarks here very sweet…

Click the image to watch this very short video on the final resting spots of these beloved horses.

Click the image to watch this very short video on the final resting spots of these beloved horses.

 


* We are getting close to our goal!  Soon I will print a heartfelt letter I received from Summer's mother, Rae.  ... April Bucket Fund... Summer was swept away in the mudslide and she left behind 19 horses.  Click image to learn more.

* We are getting close to our goal! Soon I will print a heartfelt letter I received from Summer’s mother, Rae. … April Bucket Fund… Summer was swept away in the mudslide and she left behind 19 horses. Click image to learn more.


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