Jason Goodman began Roman Riding six horses at the
World Percheron Congress in 2006 at Lexington,
Virginia. He has performed his act of Roman Riding six
black Percheron draft horses at the Wrangler National
Finals Rodeo from 2006 thru 2010.
Besides the National Finals Rodeo, Jason and the
Percherons perform at other prestigious rodeos such as the Calgary Stampede, Cheyenne Frontier Days, San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Reno Rodeo and the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo.
What does Jason hope to demonstrate through the horses' performances? His answer, in short: the inherent athleticism of heavy horses and the historical significance of draft animals.
A lot of people have this perception of a draft horse as being a lumbering animal. They don't know how fast and athletic these animals can be. Besides that, a lot of people have never seen how these horses can work together.
Jason has been recognized as a top five specialty act by the PRCA three times. He is the only driver of draft horses to ever perform at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Jason and his wife Rose make their home in Ft. Collins, CO.
Bud is a lead horse or a horse that is driven in front. He is 17 hands 3 inches tall and weighs 1,900 pounds, born in Ohio in 2001. Bud is a strong, confident lead horse with amazing beauty and grace present during each performance.
Pilot is a lead horse as well. He is 18 hands tall and weighs 2,050 pounds, born in Indiana on April 30, 2003. Pilot is a beautiful gelding and a great mate for Bud. He is consistent every time he goes to the area, performing with all his might.
is a swing horse or a horse driven in the middle of the Roman Riding group. Bode also is driven in the lead more and more as the 2013 season continues. He is 16.3 hands tall and weighs 1,700 pounds; Bode was born in Wisconsin on March 7, 2008. 2013 is Bode's first year with the team, he is keen for new challenges and loves to please.
Captain is a lead, swing or wheel horse. This versatility is a great asset to Jason when choosing a line up for a Roman Riding. Captain was born in Iowa in 2007. He stands 18 hands tall and weighs 2000 pounds. 2013 is Captain's first year with Percheron Thunder.
Titan is a swing or wheel horse. This means that Titan has a big job when he is a wheel horse; he has to carry half of Jason's weight and drive hard enough to stay up with our great wheel horse Moose. Titan is 18 hands 3 inches tall and weighs 2,100 pounds. Titan and Pilot grew up on the same farm in Indiana. Titan was born on May 23, 2004.
Mike is a
new wheel horse as well. He is 18.3 hands tall and weighs 2,200 pounds. Mike
was born in Alabama on March 10, 2006. Mike and Duke are full brothers and very well matched for Jason to stands upon while Roman Riding.
Duke is a wheel horse. He is 18 hands 3 inches tall and weighs 2,300 pounds. Duke is a great horse for meet and greets for youth and senior citizens alike, he is truly a gentle giant. Duke's ability to rapidly adapt to roman riding is a testament to the willing to please nature of the Percheron horse.