Vital Signs Are Good Laid To Rest
NSBA is sad to report that Vital Signs Are Good, NSBA’s 2007 Horse of the Year has been laid to rest at age 17.
‘Lucy’ was known for her excellence beginning in the Western Pleasure pen but also had some of her greatest accomplishments seen in Western Riding and all around events.
Her show record in NSBA events includes earnings of $154,735.16 and 623.75 points earned in classes ranging from Two Year Old Western Pleasure to Youth Trail. Lucy’s impact in the show pen was truly impactful on the industry as she loped her way to many wins.
Lucy began her show career with Keith Whistle aboard and Kristin Glover Galyean quickly took the reins and took her to many futurity championships before she found her home with the Moran Family of Laguna Hills, California. She became a prominent figure with Teresa Moran guiding Lucy through Youth Western Pleasure, Trail and Western Riding events across the nation.
She may have been remarkable show mare but she also left her imprint in the breeding shed as well. Her offspring to date have earned more than $400,000 and are continuing to stamp the industry with her talent. At the top of this list include the late Invest N Vital Signs, VS Flatline, VS Code Red and VS Check My Pulse.
Teresa offers these comments on her Facebook page:
"Sometimes in life we are lucky enough to come across something great: great moments, great people & great horses. I was fortunate enough to own and show one of the greatest horses of all time. Here is to the horse that not only made my dreams a reality, but helped me to realize that there is no goal that is too high to attain. Although there are few words to describe the memories and experiences that Lucy gave to my family and I, unforgettable and irreplaceable will always be the two placed next to her name. I cannot thank Charlie and Jason enough, and most importantly my parents for letting me own the horse of my dreams. Lastly, my endless thanks to Tracer and Trisha Gilson, as well as Dr. Troy Ford for their endless amount of care and compassion for Lucy over the past few years. To greener pastures and endless peppermints, Rest In Peace sweet Lucy."
NSBA offers its sincerest condolences to all of those involved with Lucy’s career. She will never be forgotten as the history maker that she was.
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Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots of the pleasure horse to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s programs uphold keeping the welfare of the horse as the primary consideration in all activities and encourage the use of standard rules for holding and judging events.