The Miniature Horse World has lost an icon of the industry. Barbara Naviaux of Rodabi-J Miniatures in California passed this morning.
I worked with Barb for a little while on a project several years back. She was a very gracious woman open to sharing information about our wonderful little horses with me. I was star struck speaking with her and so very grateful for the time she took with me. From Mr. Jim Curry's public FB post today he indicated that she was "an author of many articles on equine genetics and a book on miniatures, chairperson of the AMHA committee that wrote the original Standard of Perfection, a miniature breeder and a member of both AMHA and AMHR and for many years an active member of Area Vll of AMHR and also of Valley Sierra Miniature Horse Club, also of the Norcal MHC. At various times she was newsletter editor of all three organizations. She is a great loss to the miniature world and to her many friends.".
Everyone I know who owns her Miniature Horse Book Their Care, Breeding, and Coat Colors cherishes it as I do. R.I.P. Ms. Barbara.