AUGUST 1995 BACK ISSUE
Part of Horse Previews Magazine website. Posted on 8/1/95; 10:00:00 AM.
Facility Spotlight: Heart L Ranch
Sam, Lori Guglielmo and their son Christopher specialize in pleasure type Pintos and Fine (AMHA) Miniature Horses. Located at 12523 West Sunnyvale Drive in Nine Mile Falls, WA, Heart L Ranch is the home of Dell Teras Mr. Music, 29-1/2" tall.
The facility includes a main barn with 4 box stalls and runs, 2 smaller barns each with a corral and a large working area with a treadmill, hot walker and jumps. There are 10 Miniature Horses including 2 Stallions, Dell Tera's Mr. Music and Dell Tera's Uncle Harry and 2 full-size Pintos, with Wills Majestic Kid standing at stud. Sam, Lori and Christopher have been involved with Miniature Horses for 5 years.
Miniature Horses are very loving, their dispositions are great, they're easy to train and the feed bills are lower than full-size horses. The wormer goes farther, but the horse shoeing bill is the same. Lori trains them 6 days a week and works full time. Lori says, "The horses' schedules vary from day to day, between the treadmill, hot walker, driving, jumping and trail riding, and it seems like there is a horse show almost every weekend."
Each year Mr. Music makes his rounds visiting Nursing Homes, Pre-schools, Vacation Bible Schools and Grade Schools including their son Chris's School. Each year with the help of Sam & Christopher, Lori dresses up Midnight Mistress for the costume class. Sam creates the idea, Lori sews the costume and Christopher shows the horse. The family has worked very close together, has been very successful and has won lots of ribbons and trophies.
Mr. Music has achieved the AMHA Hall of Fame Award and the Guglielmos believe he is the first Miniature in the Inland Empire to receive this award. Also Mr. Music is qualified for the AMHA National Show in Reno in September. Peppertree Patchwork, one of their mares, needs 4 points to receive the AMHA HAll of Fame award, which they hope she will win at the Deer Park AMHA Horse Show.
Lori has owned horses for the past 30 years. It all started when her Dad traded a six-pack of beer for a horse that bucked her off more often than not. When her Dad figured out that wouldn't stop her, he bought her a full-size horse. She started showing Saddlebreds because she liked horses that were exiting not boring. While growing up in California Lori rode in many Parades including the Jimmy Carter Inaugural Parade, the Hollywood Christmas Parade and the Pasadena Rose Parade for 8 years. She also appeared in the Spokane Lilac Parade. On occasion she still rides in parades unless they conflict with Miniature Horse show dates.
Christopher has a lot of fun making friends with the horses and new foals. He shows in leadline and costume classes and is very successful. Chris will be a first grader this Fall.
Sam, Lori's husband, is very supportive and helps with everything except the training. He built the barns and corrals and helps out when he's needed, especially when the new foals arrive. He saved two of them at birth.
Visitors are welcome! "We would love to show you what the Miniature horses can do and why you will fall in love with them."