Monday, September 24, 2007

A Very Horsey Summer

Can you believe how fast the summer went? Now that I am moved into my new dorm room I feel as though I never left. This summer I did quite a bit of riding, but probably not the type of riding you would expect. I was lucky enough to get a taste of what a real working cow horse feels like. The stable that our horses moved to this summer is full of Quarter Horses that specialize in cutting and sorting. If you have never had the chance to ride a Quarter Horse that really knows his job I would suggest you try it, you may like it more than you think! I also competed in a few horse trials with a pony named Daily Special (Dale). He can be a handful but the judges sure do seem to like him, and I suppose that is all that matters in the end.

One of my projects this summer was to re-train a 13 hand pony that wasn't sure he wanted to be re-trained, I took my fair share of falls but by the end of the summer he was going around the way a pony hunter should! You can see how cute he is in the picture below. He is so fat that I couldn't get a saddle to fit him, so thats why I am riding bareback in the picture. As you can imagine my summer was filled with many interesting riding experiences!
I hope you were able to get enough horse'n around this summer although I am not sure that is possible. A summer just isn't complete without some thrills and spills!!


At Sun Jan 06, 06:52:00 PM GMT-5, Blogger Pony Tail Club said...

Quarter horses are amazing. My grandpa is a rancher, and the horses are a big part of ranching. One time we had to drive the bulls from one pasture to another. It was quite an adventure!


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