Beau, 1998 APHA gelding, 1D/2D barrel horse, local halter champion, local western pleasure placer, and several all-around awards, buckles, and a whole lot of cash he won me --- RIP
Two part photo. Running the sack race (on the big chestnut) with my mother (on the brown horse). You have to run around 4 barrels in a square shape while holding a gunny sack between you. Fastest time wins. If you let go of the sack, you are DQ'ed. I had a sore back that day from an injury. We got a bit off-timing and my mom's horse fell behind. This hurt like hell. But there was NO way I was going to let go!!
Mom fell behind .... (not all her fault, my horse is much faster and he didn't want to be held back)
And then crossed over behind me...... Not letting go! I'll finish the dang race with my arm behind my back!
-- Nicest horse.
Crinkle, my mom's horse, a 1997 AQHA mare. This mare is the sweetest horse you'll ever meet. Anyone can ride her. She will take care of anyone on her back. And you can do anything with her: western pleasure, reining, barrels, poles, rodeo flag horse, parades, cows -- she's a trooper andn will do whatever you ask. In this photo, I was using her for Musical Tires (everyone gallops in a circle, and when the music stops, you must dismount your horse and put a foot in a tire. You cannot go backward to a tire, and you cannot cut through the center. The person without a tire is OUT. Last 3 to 5 riders make a run off). We always place or win together. This day we took a close 3rd place.
-- Nicest rider.
Beau was not the smoothest bareback ride, but I was impressed with myself!
-- Action Shot
All ages, barrels, poles, etc. (1)
Beau and I rounding barrel number 3 for a 4th place finish
-- Action Shot
All ages, barrels, poles, etc. (2)
Scooter, 1998 AQHA gelding, who was the fastest sprinter I've ever owned