Thursday, January 9, 2014
Team 56 - 25!#Hancock
My race team name will be 25!#Hancock. The 25! is for my brother and sons race car team and of course my last name is Hancock.
My name is Carrie Hancock. I and my husband, Joe, live on an acreage about 5 Miles west of Adams off of Hwy 41 to the South. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. We have one cat, Tanner. We have two horses. Cat and Shiloh. Cat is a 8 year old Bay quarter horse mare and Shiloh is a 9 year old Egyptian bred arabian gelding. I purchased Shiloh when he was 18 months old and have been his main trainer and rider. So all of his bad habits are becuase of me. Cat came from Ft. Calhoun, NE where she had been rescued as a 2 year old by another horse lover and I got her for free because she needed a new home. She came to me when she was 4. She and Shiloh hooked up immediately. Just like they were meant to be together. Cat is timid and unconfident. Shiloh is very confident and energetic and outgoing. He has quite the personality. I have been around horses all of my life, riding the shetland pony at my aunt's farm off of West Pickrell road when I was little. Then riding my friends horses while in grade school. Then I finally got my own horse in 1980. Lady. She was the first horse I owned that was mine. We had lots of fun together. I became very active in the 80's working with horses and helping a trainer in the Beatrice area with his young horses. I got my first 1/2 arab in 1985, TE Satan. He was amazing. He hated pigs though. We showed at the State Fair and the Arabian Shows at that time in the area doing Western Pleasure and Trail classes. I then purchased Baibet Anna, a Crabbet bred Arabian mare from a gal in Greenwood, NE. I bred her to Wings NA from Asbesque Arabians that was East of Lincoln. Baibet had a beautiful filly. I named her Heav'n Scent Wings. Then I was divorced and had to move on. Heav'n Scent was sold to a young lady that lived over by Virginia, NE. I always wonder what happened to her. Baibet went to be a trail horse at the YMCA Camp Kitawki. Some of you may have ridden her there. I then was without horses for a long time. I saw an ad in the paper and answered it from, Alan Thober, House of Horses over by Ellis, NE West of Beatrice. He needed someone to come out and ride horses for him. I spent alot of time there and helped Alan with his horses. He and I learned alot from each other and became great friends. Alan was a different sort of fellow but I will never forget him. He has the sweetest wife in the whole world, Linda. This is where I met Shiloh and fell in love with him. He was an onery foal that liked to nip and kick at you. He is the love of my life. He is still onery but not in a mean way. I have had some bad accidents with horses and am not as confident as I used to be. I hope to move forward to gain back that confidence this year with the help of the DD2014. May God Bless each of you.