Kory Koontz has ridden some of the greatest heel horses of all time. Iceman, Jackyl, Switchblade, LB, Abby and Remix were all members of KK’s Royal Heel Horse Remuda. Did he always recognize and appreciate how legendary they were? Does he have one all-time favorite?
Kory Koontz: “Yes, I did always realize how special they were, even at the time,” said 22-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo heeler Koontz, who’s 51 now. “I knew all along during each horse’s time with me that they were great.
“Iceman is my all-time favorite horse, for sure. And looking back as I’ve gotten older and quit rodeoing, I’ve recognized that he was even greater than I realized at the time. I was not a good horseman back then, and was just out for myself. Iceman worked amazing anyway. He was just that good, and loved his job that much.”