Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I *WANT* This Horse
I'm gonna switch things up a bit today for our WTF Wed. Lets make it.... HOLY SHIT Wed LMAO, cause thats exactly what I said when I found this ad!
Church rodeo - Play day Horse - $1800 (New Caney) Donna is an 8 year old 15.2 hand Bay mare. She is an excellent trail horse, that is also trained to run barrels and poles. We have been taking her to the church rodeo events and she is just a good all round mare. We have thrown a rope off of her at a few calves and chased a few goats. She stands quietly for the ferrier, is easy to clip and bath, and loads / ties well. For more information please contact Gayle @ 281---7204
Sounds like a pretty decent horse to me. Nothing out of the ordinary though. Standard stuff.
How many of you wish you could do this with your horses?
I *HAD* to post this. Aside from the fact that she is not wearing a helmet, that is pretty freaking cool! (The pictures themselves clearly prove this girl isn't really a beginner-beginner rider.
Lets think about this. There's a LOT going on here.
Girl is riding bareback, which means that she has to have a decent seat/leg. Mare is NOT in a bridle / bit, so most of the communication is through the girls seat/leg - which makes her that much of a better rider. Most horses will willingly enough go over a wooden board or bridge of some sort, but how many do you know will go over one thats balanced over a PVC pipe cut in half so the board 'teeter-totters' and moves under them?
Add to all of that the twirling hula hoops - (Ok, I would NEVER be able to keep them ON MY Arms twirling....especially while bareback...)
This mare has been worked with to accept twirling giant plastic scary things that make some weird noises (cause most hula hoops I've messed with have a weird weight in them that is loud and makes this almost snake-like 'whoooshing shuuuushing' noise as it slides against the inside of the plastic ring) WHILE being asked to step up onto a moving platform with cues only given verbally and by leg. Her head is down and relaxed, her neck/body language is soft and responsive, her ears are forward, and she's obviously paying attention to where her feet are going which means she's totally unconcerned about the circus on her back.
The hula hoops ALONE would send most horses into absolute paroxysms of terror.
Thats one mare I would most definitely trust around my own kids.
Oh, and not one single mention of NH training - so I am going to stick a foot out there and guess (hope) that they did this training ... *gasp* in a semi-common sense method of desensitizing?
Did I say I want this mare yet? And she's only 8 years young!
Anyone wanna 'lend' me around $2500 for purchase & transport from Houston to Phoenix? I will repay in home baked chocolate chip cookies and California rolls. :D :D :D Or whatever delights you request. :-}