Legacy. Simply defined as something handed down from an ancestor. Destiny. A predetermined, irresistible course of events. 

Vital Signs Are Good and Kristen (Glover) Galyean. Their names will forever be intertwined by the history they made in the amateur western pleasure and western riding show arenas. They made Congress their home and World Champions their title. For seven years, the pretty pair graced the stage in AQHA and NSBA competition with fans around the world. 

“Simply put, Vital Signs Are Good was a fairytale.”

Her legacy has become the foals she produced. And now, with the second generation in the arena, they have truly secured her place in history. Her impact on the industry, and the American Quarter Horse breed, is apparent. Vital Signs Are Good took her rightful place in the American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame just two years after her death. 

“I think Lucy was so versatile, and excelled in multiple events, because her mind allowed her to do that,” Kristen Galyean looked back.

“She had a need to please and whatever you asked she would try 110% to give it to you. And she would do it happily if she knew it would please you.”

Kristen Galyean recalled Vital Signs Are Good

“She had a natural God-given talent to be a great pleasure horse. I believe that’s why it came so easy to her and was so enjoyable to her. That easy talent is also why she transitioned into being the greatest western riding mare of all time. It was so effortless for her. You can’t train that. They are either born with the talent to be great or not. That’s what separates the great horses from average ones,” Galyean explained. “She loved showing.”

“It was so effortless for her. You can’t train that.”

“VS Code Red and VS Flatline both have her same demeanor,” Galyean described the two stallions known as her boys. “Like her, they were born with the talent to be great show horses themselves. Both are very gentle and kind and they love people. I think their talent and, more importantly, their minds have been a big part in their success as show horses and now as sires, because they are passing that to their offspring. We hear it time after time – they love their minds.”