Must-Read: Loving Larry
- March 23, 2018
- Savanna Simmons
Every so often a video circulates Facebook of Royal Blue Boon ridden by Larry Reeder in the 1995 Masters with a score of 225. Every time it comes around, I watch it and think of all the good that mare, bred to Peppy San Badger, did for the cutting industry with their colt, Peptoboonsmal. I have a grandson of his out of Wendy Woldt’s Strawberry Boon, and he’s a fine young horse.
A hidden gem containing a wealth of information about Peptoboonsmal’s breeding is Loving Larry, written my Penny Wormet and Elaine Hall, about Elaine’s life with and marriage to Larry Hall. I don’t care to divulge too much of the story contained in the pages—I’d rather you read it yourself—and I encourage you to get a copy if you or a friend has interests in any of the following: cutting or equine sports in general, horse breeding, marriage tribulations, or a love of the almighty God.
Larry and Elaine’s relationship was rocky and rough, but their love for each other and God is a lesson to us all. They worked hard to create a loving home and raise the finest Quarter Horses they could, but it wasn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. Larry fought an internal struggle that affected his whole family.
About Savanna Simmons
I'm Savanna Simmons and I live north of Lusk, Wyoming, on the Four Three Ranch with my husband Boe and our sons, Brindle and Roan. I grew up evolving my horsemanship with clinicians like Ray Hunt, Joe Wolter, and Jack Brainard, but not within a...