If you know me, you know I don’t follow sports. I’ll go to a game/match for the excitement of seeing it live, and honestly, the people-watching is usually more entertaining, but you rarely will see me sitting and watching any sport on tv. There is one athlete though, that I’ve really taken a liking too, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’ve got a little crush, on Terry Bradshaw.
I couldn’t tell you anything about his lengthy and impressive career in the NFL. I believe he used to, and still does occasionally, work as a commentator on sports channels. That’s all well and good. Terry first came onto my radar in the movie, “Failure to Launch.” Who can forget his “nekid room?” Not even if you’ve tried! More recently, I’ve loved watching him in his new series where he stars alongside friends, William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman and their sidekick Jeff Dye, “Better Late than Never.” If you haven’t seen an episode yet, you need to, it’s a breath of fresh air compared to everything else on television right now.
What draws me even more to him though, is his love of the Quarter Horse breed. Maybe you weren’t aware, but ole TB went from Quarterback to Quarter Horses over 25 years ago (nice word play for a non-sports person, eh?). Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses has made a name for itself on the show circuits for producing and showing some of the top Halter horses in the industry. Alongside his daughter, Erin, Terry not only breeds his own stock, but he also shows.
Their current band of broodmares is over 40 strong, and the four sires the outfit boasts, Influential, Telasecret, Initials Only, and Paint stallion, John Simon, are responsible for producing some amazing and talented offspring.
The sprawling ranch in Thackerville, OK is home to more than just horses. You’ll find the usual assortment of farm life there too. The state of the art facility and surrounding property is nothing short of stunning, and clearly caters to the highest standards of quality.
So here it is…
Dear Mr. Bradshaw,
I’m a huge fan of your (ahem, later) work. If you come into town for the Quarter Horse Congress, I’ll meet you in the round bar and buy you a drink for the pleasure of your company, which I’m sure would give me stores to tell for years. Thanks for all you do to promote and produce our beloved Quarter Horses.