I lease a small quarter horse and ride two days a week, we mainly work on barrel racing and go to barrel races. We don't necessarily win but I love it and getting close to the western rodeo feel.
I've also been helping with the training of a 3 y/o Tennessee Walking Horse named Flicka... just yesterday her owner offered to give me the filly as she has no time and is having medical problems. She'd stay at her current barn (where I also volunteer for equestrian special olympics). I adore her and her frisky self. What a once in a life time opportunity!
I can afford one horse. Having time is not an issue. I can't decide if I want to share a horse and continue barrel racing, or own my very own horse and have more choices and freedom with her. Also, with a Tennessee Walker, what 'job' could I give her? I have experience but also have help readily available if needed.
Basically a choice between a challenge in becoming a better barrel racer or a challenge in owning and working with a young horse (which is what I'm leaning towards). And any advice/ info on TWH's would be greatly appreciated :)
Amira the barrel pony: amira.jpg
Flicka the TWH: flicka.jpg