American Quarter Horse Association: Up Close & Personal
Quarter horses were the subject of the third episode. The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is the worlds largest equine breed registry and membership organization. To showcase the passion for the American Quarter Horse and the vast lifestyle created by the worlds most popular horse, Steve and his crew travelled to the associations headquarters in Amarillo, Texas to gather information and to experience one of their main events. Back in Oklahoma after the event, Steve caught up with... [see more] his friend Jeff Tebow to find out how he is associated with the AQHA in Oklahoma and to spend some fun time with him riding quarter horses and roping.
A few days before Steve and his production crew arrived at the Cross Three Ranch in McClain, Texas to interview owner Ronnie Ferguson and his family, a horrific wildfire broke out and burned thousands of acres of pasture land in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The fire came dangerously close to the ranch and 10 head of cattle were lost, but no ranch property. However, one young cowboy, his fiancée, and another cowboy from other ranches were killed trying to save their livestock. In addition to featuring the ranchs daily cattle operation, the crew filmed a memorial service/fundraising rodeo to help the fire victims families. The show is an insightful look at a working ranch and the cowboys who help each other through the good times and bad.