Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz
Buckoff41570- It is awesome to see someone come out with a smile on their face and do the best they can't. Its a hard and demanding sport. Your right, the bonds between some of the horses and riders are unbelievable. We still set up barrels in our arena and just have fun. That's what its for. One of my good friends compete in North Carolina and has made an awesome outburst in her career but now she is sell the horse that got her to state finals because she wont go into the arena anymore. She raced her at every local show and all the open shows around the state. The horse spend most of the week in a trailer traveling and when she got out she had to race. The girl was good but she ruint her horse in the prossess of being the best and trying to get all the ribbons she could.
I've known the same story. There are several kids around here that did the same to their horse. One of which competed so often and so hard that the horse is no longer ridable in her late teens.