Trainer Spotlight: Karen Craighead

Where are you from?  Fulton, MO

Best way to contact you?  Facebook or phone....573 220 3345

Training specialty?  Youth/Amateur

Are you accepting new customers right now?  Limited

How long have you been showing horses?  Since 1970

How long have you been training horses?  Since 1970

How long have you been in Missouri?  Lifelong, born in Columbia.

What is your favorite horse show? The next one coming up, you know, the one where we all have so much fun! 

What is your favorite event to show in?  I no longer show, but love horsemanship and showmanship

What is your favorite class to watch?  Pattern classes, and ranch classes

Who is your all-time favorite horse and why?  Our My T Tailwind......lesson horse at William Woods University, previously was Bruce Vickery's youth horse.  He taught me to appreciate the older, "been there done that" task masters that make such great horses to learn on....and he taught me a LOT about how to teach.

If you are not at a horse show, what would we find you doing?  At a horse sale....have worked for the Triangle Sale Co in Shawnee OK since 1979.

If you were not a horse trainer...what would you be?   I think I would like real estate, but I cannot imagine doing anything without horses

What is your favorite food?  Married to a cattleman, so steak!

What is your favorite restaurant?  Cattleman's in Oklahoma City

What is your favorite fun class at a horse show?  Lead line as long as I don't have to judge it!

What is your favorite movie?  Never watch movies, but like the documentary on Netflix called "Down The Fence" 

What is your dream vacation?  To travel the US in an RV 

What is something most people don't know about you?  Wow, there is a  Maybe it needs to stay that way! 

If there is anything else you would like to share, please tell us!  

We enjoy working with our novice students, and it is so gratifying to watch them grow in their skills, both with their horses and in life.  We have been blessed with great horses and great people to share it with!