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Equine Obituary – You're In Command




You’re In Command, aka Major, was owned and loved by Alice Klein at Alice Klein Equestrians. He was the heart and soul of her lesson program and has been the start to many kids’ riding careers. Major had been shown in a variety of classes from Walk Only to Amateur Specialty to Three-Gaited Equitation classes…excelling in all divisions.

Bred by Crawford Colts, Major was born May 17, 1999. He was by I’m In Command and out of the Pride’s Royal Master Mare, Christie’s Threat.

Major won his first set of roses at the 68th National Walking Horse Celebration in the Amateur Novice Riders on Novice Walking Horses. In 2006 he teamed up with Matthew McMurtrey to capture the TWHBEA National Futurity Youth Medallion Championship, as well as a reserve world championship. In 2008, he lead Maggie Mae White to a world championship title in the Auxiliary Equitation 12-14, followed by another world championship title in 2013 with Kelsey Hufferd in the Auxiliary Equitation Adult Canter. In 2015 Major earned another Auxiliary Equitation Adult Canter World Championship, this time with Meme Jordan in the irons. He also picked up a reserve world championship in Auxiliary Equitation 12-14 with Jayden Jackson. Another reserve world championship in Auxiliary Equitation 12-14 came in 2016 with Mia Thomas. It was another exciting year in 2017.

Major teamed up Brooklyn Fuss, leading her to a reserve world championship in the 15-17 Auxiliary Equitation and a reserve world grand championship in the Youth Auxiliary Equitation. The same accomplishments with earned by Major and Morgan Norris in 2018. The year 2019 came with Major being teamed up with Mia Thomas. Together they were awarded a reserve world championship in the Auxiliary Equitation 15-17, and they came back in 2020 to earn the same title.  

You’re In Command died a classic horse at the age of 21, having been laid to rest on Monday, November 2, 2020. All the lesson kids are devastated with the loss of their favorite barn companion, but the impact Major had made on all the kids through the years will never be forgotten. Rest easy Major.

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