by Larri Jo StarkeyThe American Quarter Horse Journal
On November 16, Cauzin Trouble followed up her world championship at the 2012 Adequan Select World Championship Show with another world championship in 2-year-old mares at the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show.
“It feels great,” said owner Steve Headley of Bloomington, Indiana. “She won it as a yearling and a 2-year-old at the Select and this year at the World, so she’s been a great mare for us and we love her.”
The 2010 chestnut filly owned by Steve and his wife, Kathy, was bred by Terry Bradshaw of Thackerville, Oklahoma. She’s by CK Kid and out of Consent To Arms by Major JD Parker. AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark was at the shank for the world championship.
“She’s pleasant to be around, put together exactly like we want and good to show,” Steve said. “(Ross has her) ready to show and it makes it look easy. She’s got that presence that she stands out. I love her hip and her hocks and across her back. Those are my favorite parts of her, but I like her everywhere.”
Steve enjoyed leading the mare to the win at the Select World, but it’s harder to watch someone else show your horse, even someone you trust.
“Much, much harder,” he said. “Ross and his staff do a great job. She looked the part, she showed the part. It makes it better when everything works like it’s supposed to.”
Steve hasn’t made a plan yet for 2013 and “Trouble.”
“We’ll talk it over with Ross,” he said. “He usually has a good plan for us and he’s steered us right so far. We’ll just keep going with him.
“I would like to thank my wife for helping us buy her. My daughter. They’re my horse pickers. And then Doug Landon and Lana Brooks and Ross and Sharon Roark, that’s just a great team to work with. Those guys are the ultimate professionals.”
AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark leads Cauzin Trouble to the world championship in 2-year-old mares for owners Steve and Kathy Headley. (Journal photo)