Those who know Preston, Idaho resident Boyd Weeks were pleased but not surprised when he was named to the Eastern Idaho’s Horseman Hall of Fame. Weeks owned his first horse at the age of 12, actually purchased a ranch at the age of 17 and before long he began a longstanding affair with chariot racing.
Weeks broke a filly to become a top-roping horse in the intermountain area and he’s always enjoyed breeding and raising his own foals, eagerly waiting until they can race.
On KVNU’s Crosstalk program Thursday, Weeks said if anyone is thinking of buying a horse it should be one they can depend on. So how do you know it’s a good horse?
“You know it,” Weeks said. “If you’ve been around a horse enough you know a bad one. They hurt you quite often. A good one you can get along with. You know the difference between a good one and a bad one.”
Other awards Weeks has received include Top Breeder of the Year from the Cache Valley Cutter Club. His horses were also named in the Top of Filly awards.
He won’t be using it himself but Weeks says it will be interesting to watch the development of the new so-called Horse Station at Cache Valley to be built in Franklin, Idaho.
Since he was very young, Weeks has loved and been involved with horses and at 65 he’s still busy training, breading, caring for and racing horses and he has picked up numerous awards along the way.
Weeks says the new Horse Station will be geared more for visitors.
“It will be a sort of a lay up deal for people and then they’ll have an arena for people to ride in. What I mean by lay up is that a person can stop in there and stay overnight, or put your horse there two or three months through the summertime and pay, use the facility.”
Weeks says it will be a very expensive venture and he knows some of the people involved with the project. Weeks says it is good to know there are a lot of people interested in horses.