by Alexis BennettThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Kayotic and Morgan Brehm
Morgan Brehm of Lincoln, Nebraska, has entered the amateur show scene with a bang. On November 15, she won her first amateur world championship title in just her second year out of youth competition with her yearling colt, Kayotic.
This is the first time Morgan has taken on the project of showing a stallion, and she enjoys it.
“I’ve been showing halter my whole life, and when I turned amateur, I wanted to get a stallion,” Morgan said, and with a laugh added, “You always want what you can’t have.”
AQHA rules prohibit youth competitors from showing stallions for safety reasons.
Behavior is not an issue with the sorrel colt by Fearles and out of My Sweet Innocence by Coolest. Morgan barely had to fuss with him throughout the class.
“He’s really easy,” Morgan said. “We make sure that he gets worked down, of course, so he’s not full of energy when we go in there. But he’s pretty good, and pretty laid back for a halter horse.”
He has had a lot of success with both Morgan and her mom, Debby Brehm, this season.
“My mom has been showing him at the futurities all year and doing really well with him. We took him to (the All American Quarter Horse) Congress. He won Congress and got reserve grand champion stallion. We took him here and we just won. He’s really easy to show. He puts his ears forward. He knows his job.”
He was bred by Lonn and Kathy Smallwood, and AQHA Professional Horseman Denny Hassett helped the Brehms find him.
“I think we’re going to continue to show him all of his 2-year-old year,” Morgan said “We’ll see how he comes on through that."
Morgan and her mom also enjoy showing pleasure horses. Morgan showed this year in horsemanship on her gelding, Hez All That.
When she isn’t showing with her mom and their American Quarter Horses, she is busy as a student at the University of Nebraska.
“I’m studying geology right now,” Morgan said. “I’m not sure (what I’m going to do yet), but I think it’s really interesting.”
She plans to keep up with horse showing while in school. As she said with a laugh, she “has the horse showing bug.”
Kayotic will be gunning for another world championship title next week as an open competitor with AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, leading him.
“I have to go back to school,” Morgan said. “But, my mom will be here to watch.”
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