YHD Behind the Scenes - Leah Brooks & Kayos
Leah and her colt, Kayos, are competing in the 2017 Young Horse Development Program.
By Leah Brooks, YHD Participant | April 27, 2017
We picked up my weanling, Kayos, on October 31, 2016 from my Ranching Heritage breeder, Mr. Corder. The funny thing is, we picked him up on Halloween and I didn't realize that until close to a month and half to two months later. Had I realized sooner, I would've loved to name him something related to Halloween.
The moment that Mr. Corder's groom walked Kayos into the barn, I instantly fell in love! He was stunning and such a beautiful mover. He had only been handled enough to get a halter and lead on, then turned out with the lead rope on in a pen. He was trotting the whole time the groom was bringing him up. I honestly can't put into words how amazing that day was!
My family and I also brought a gift for Mr. Corder, it was the least we could do since he donated this amazing colt to me. I made him a card and my mother cooked him homemade crockpot lasagna. We also prepared a gift basket full of assorted horse health goodies and included a couple items for his cattle. Mr. Corder was so shocked to see we brought him a gift, so I was really glad we did!