By Tara ChristiansenThe American Quarter Horse JournalSeptember 22, 2011
Edwin "E" Gaffney competed at the inaugural Project Cowboy in Fort Worth, Texas, with his gelding, "Sir Avery."
From the cover of The American Quarter Horse Journal to overlooking the Continental Divide, AQHA members told Christine Hamilton, an editor for the Journal, about all of the exciting places American Quarter Horses have taken them. (Christine shares these stories, plus her own, in “Inside Look” in the October issue of the Journal.)
But how many AQHA members can say that Quarter Horses have led them to a role with Disneyland Paris?
AQHYA Region Eight Director Edwin “E” Gaffney of Aurora, Colorado, says American Quarter Horses have taught him a lot in life. But who would have guessed that Quarter Horses would take E across the Atlantic Ocean to the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show at Disneyland Paris?
E embarked on his trip to France this summer, but before he left, the Journal caught up with him. You can read about how E, an AQHYA world champion in impromptu and public speaking and team demonstration, landed his part as a cowboy in the Disneyland Paris show in the October issue of Journal Plus.
Working with horses has taught E a lot about life and about how to work with people. Here are a few of the lessons that E has learned from American Quarter Horses:
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