The first is my buckskin, Arabella, after a good workout sporting our new saddle pad and my beloved barrel saddle and the second is Cricket and I carrying the American flag in a Christmas parade with breast collar and polo wraps decorated with christmas lights and tinsel as well as mini santa hats in her mane :)
The first picture is my horse Ravishing Beau. He's a 1998 registered APHA gelding, about 16.1 hands. It's going to be a very tough year for us as we've been fighting with lameness issues in his back right hock. It's really discouraging because I finally finish grad school in a week and now I don't know if he'll even be sound again. I've got a vet appointment in a few weeks and I am keeping my fingers crossed, but not holding my breath.
And this next picture is myself on my mother's horse, Poco Crinkle Feather, a 1997 AQHAH mare. We are also unfortunately battling lameness issues with her (for the past few years with laminitis) which is sad too because she is such a wonderful horse! Anyone can ride her and you can do anything with her. Here I was using her to carry flags for grand entry in a PRCA rodeo as well as present the American flag. She's a wonderful grand entry horse to boot!