This is my horse Saltys Red Rock (aka Red). He is a 2006 AQHA-registered gelding. I feel that he should win because we have been through so much together. I bought him in May of 2011 and I almost sold him not even a year later. We were not clicking and were not getting along. He was too energetic and flighty and I wasn't handling that in the right way. Not to mention he gashed his leg in January, came up lame on his front end in June, and now has a soundness issue in his right hind.
But...... He has the best personality
and he tries 110% for me every single time. (He has more personality than one single horse needs, if that's possible.) At least now that I have figured out the right way to handle and cue him. And I've been finding that the judges absolutely love him in the show ring, because he places extremely well locally despite this year being his very first year of showing. I can do any event with Red, from showing to speed to roping and everything in-between. He is truly an all-around
horse with a great personality. He's such a goofball.
So we started with fighting each other last year (no thanks to me), to learning more about each other, to making a great team. If my equine health folks can just get him sound, he will
be my horse of a lifetime. And if not, he's already taught me more than I ever could have imagined.
Waiting to go into the show ring.
Iz smilz c.u.z Iz happy!
Is your camera a treat?
He was a perfect gentleman to give my 3-year-old niece a horsie ride, although I think he was yawning and ready for a nap after all that hard work of walking for 15 minutes (my "fire breathing" barrel horse).
Do you see a resounding theme with his facial expressions?
His other big thing is after he gets done doing something that I ask of him while riding, he will lick, lick, lick his lips with his tongue. It's hilarious.
Loads of quirks and personality!