Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In a snowbank up in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Java - you will love VTown! I took aht and had my one horse up there for a year.
My sister took rf rider. She loved it. The horses need to be a good size to handle the work. Skip I think is a bit over 15.2hh. He handled the program well, but consider hauling another horse up there. Horses go lame and get hurt especially being housed in the outdoor pens together, and you will be down in that arena at least 4 hrs out of your school day. You want something to be able to ride if the worst happens! (Though I am sure someone would lend you one if something happened)
Nice boy, I am sure they will like him. Is Hoffman still in charge of the program?
And just to put everything in perspective, our two main rope horses are 16 and 16.2hh. I have a 14.3hh mare that is my pride and joy and she is by far quicker and cattier then the two big boys, but no way in heck would I daly her to one of our many cows that outweigh her by 500 lbs.
My sister is currently working in a feedlot. She rides her boys everyday. The program will make a heck of a hand out of you and your horse. Also good quality rope saddle and tack - you will want both! Oh and about the whole 10 rides thing. Skip was very green, about 30 days behind the rest of the horses . He totally made up fornit in the end, but consider having a good 30 days put on him. Not saying you have to, but trust me, that arena rail hurts! Your going to get bucked off during those 8 months a few times, but less is better. I honestly wish that I hadnt listened to my career counseller and waited the 4 months to see if they were going to run rf rider that year. I picked the safe route and took my AHT. Never went back to take the other course, many ways I wish I had if only for being a better hand with a rope. I had started a bit in college in the ranch horse club ( must join btw) but never really picked it up again till the year before my old guy went lame... sorry fornthe ramble.
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