Hall of Famer to Conduct Reining Clinics

Bob Loomis, left, and Tom Balding visit during Balding's open house Thursday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Bob Loomis, left, and Tom Balding visit during Balding's open house Thursday night. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Bob Loomis, who's a two-time Hall of Fame horseman, will conduct reining clinics Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Sheridan College Arena on the north end of town.

The clinics are sold out, but they're open to spectators for a fee of $20. Loomis, who's a member of both the American Quarter Horse Association and National Reining Horse Association Halls of Fame, explained why he does the clinics.

From Marietta, Okla., Loomis said he's been training horses professionally for a little over 50 years. He said he loves what he does.

Loomis was at Tom Balding Bits and Spurs open house Thursday night. He said Balding has made the majority of the bits he's used for many years, and he also has worn Balding-made spurs for years.

In addition to his horses, Loomis said he's raised longhorn cattle for 35 years. He said he's always had a passion for genetics, and he was among the first people to raise reining horses.

View more photos below.

Another shot of Loomis and Balding. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another shot of Loomis and Balding. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Visitors during the open house get a closer look at some of Balding's bits. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Visitors during the open house get a closer look at some of Balding's bits. (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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