Steven Headley of Bloomington, Indiana, and Cauzin Trouble took home gold in yearling mares at the 2011 Adequan Select World Championship Show. Journal photo.
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by Tara ChristiansenThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Her name might be Cauzin Trouble, but Steven Headley swears she’s actually very sweet.
Steven led “Trouble” to the yearling mares world championship at the 2011 Adequan Select World Championship Show on September 2.
Trouble, a 2010 chestnut mare by CK Kid and out of Consent To Arms by Major JD Parker, was bred by Terry Bradshaw.
The Headleys purchased the mare from Candace Jussen in April, and it’s been history ever since.
“My wife and daughter picked this mare out, and they picked the gelding out,” Steven said, referring to the 2-year-old gelding, Motavated, that he won a world championship with on Thursday. “I’ll let them pick them out from now on.”
If he had to choose between a mare and a gelding, Steven said he’d take the mare.
“I always like the mares a little better. If something goes wrong and they get hurt, then you always have a broodmare.”
More than likely, Trouble will stay with the Headleys and be added into the broodmare band. But before then, Steven’s daughter, Sarah, will be showing the mare at the 2011 AQHA World Championship Show.
Steven has been showing horses nearly all of his life, but he’s gotten serious about it in the last decade.
“I know some people think it’s like watching paint dry, but I could watch halter horses all day,” he said. “I just love trying to find the one that’s going to be a good show horse.”