06-25-2013, 02:23 PM
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Thesilverspear - I'm not saying all have done this by any means! And I did not mean for it to come across as such. I know many many Amish that care for their animals greatly. :)
Like I've said - I'm not competitive, I barrel race for fun. I could care less about that puny ribbon. Where we race at is a good mix of young and old, some are like me who just do it for fun, others use the races as practice for jackpots and such. For me, I just like doing lots of different things, and doing them well(maybe not winning, but doing it well) and having a well rounded horse who can run it's heart out at a barrel race on Friday night, then go cross country Saturday, and a nice trail ride on Sunday. Not that I would ride it that much in one weekend, but ya'll get my point! :)
I'll definitely be taking my trainer and my draft horse friend with me. If I go to an auction to buy a horse, or anywhere else for that matter. I would never go purchase a horse without someone more experienced coming with me.