GoMag: January 2020 Stallion Issue Online Now
Celebrate the New Year with the January Stallion Issue of GoMag. The 2020 breeding season is almost here and and it’s time to start deciding who you are going to breed your mares to this year. Our 140th issue of GoMag features some of the best studs in the country, whether your preference is western, english or halter. This issue also features industry leading horses, exhibitors, trainers and products.
Featured on the cover is the stunning 2012 Brown Stallion, Radical Signs R Good, owned by Russ Louderback. “Rad” will stand at Debbi Trubee and Roger Landis’ North Farm in North Lawrence, Ohio. Rad is by Radical Rodder and out of Vitalsignsrblazing who is a full sister to VS Code Red. Learn more about Radical Signs R Good and his interesting road from Australia to America, below.
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For six years, Russ and Leigh Ann Louderback owned the talented stallion, Extremely Hot Chips. Russ told us that he loves riding as much as he loves owning a stallion. “To have a horse that can go in the show pen every year after leaving the breeding pen is very rare,” Louderback states. “Every year, the best people in the industry told me to take Chip out of the show pen as he has nothing left to prove. The experts were wrong, and Chip was Senior Western Pleasure Reserve Champion at Congress and AQHA World in 2017; something no stallion has ever done – certainly at that age.”
However, at 12 years old, it was indeed time to retire Chip. “Once the void set in of not having a horse to show, we called Kenny and Ashley Lakins to help once again. The Lakins looked for a top pleasure horse for over a year with no luck,” Louderback recalls.
Then, one day, North Farm Breeding Manager Debbi Trubee, along with Roger Landis, were talking to Ashley Lakins about a young stallion that was sweeping Australia – Radical Signs R Good (Rad). “Rad is just an incredible mover, and I have always loved the Radical Rodders and knew we were sorely in need of that lineage here in the states,” Debbi Trubee told us.
After countless videos and a vet check, Russ decided to look at him. Unfortunately, Rad was 9,500 miles away in Queensland, Australia, a long way from Louderback’s home in Indiana. This trip included 21 hours of flying and another two hours of driving.
“Upon landing, with severe jet lag, I had to see Rad before anything else. When I saw him, he was a very handsome young man with the attitude of a gelding,” Russ remembers. “He patiently stood while we went over him. Trainers, Natasha and Travis Humphries were extremely accommodating. They have a wonderful facility and take great care of their horses,” Russ states.
Once they were able to make a deal, Rad took a 20-hour trailer ride Melbourne, 24 hours of flying via Hong Kong to Chicago, then a 48-hour quarantine. “International shipping of livestock is expensive and stressful,” Russ shares. Dan Durnel, Russ’ barn manager picked Rad up in Chicago after quarantine and made the four hour trip to Fishers, Indiana.
“Having Rad home felt very good, (it was) a very long ordeal. The next day, we had a saddle on Rad and rode him all over the farm. I have several mares and not a sound out of Rad. He knows his job and loves to please.”
Radical Signs R Good has magnificent color and is homozygous for the black gene so he can’t throw a red offspring. He is also 5 panel negative.
“His movement is all-natural with great talent and heart. We are very excited to see how Rad’s babies perform in a few years and how he continues to improve his show record here in the States,” Louderback says. “He is making a quick trip to Florida to show and then to North Farm, with Debbi Trubee standing over him with a watchful eye. Debbi has several bookings already and is optimistic about his future breedings.”
The Louderback’s would like to thank Rad’s former owner, Donna Grech, trainers Natasha Humphries, Kenny and Ashley Lakins and Debbi Trubee for all their help. “Sometimes, it takes a village to make a deal happen.”
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