We arrived at the Horse Expo at @ 9am, to watch the extreme Cowboy race. There were only six riders in Sat. mornings go, and we only got to watch 3 of them, after we waiting in the long long line for our tickets and walked out to the arena. This arena has never been the best to watch stuff from, the large beams are always in the way.
This cute little pinto mustang did pretty darn good.
They had four yearlings there. The little Cremelo/Perlino caught my eye.
He/she was defiantly no a palomino like the one in the neighboring pen. I thought it was interesting that you can see his blaze, usually the white blends into the cream and you cant tell, I am guessing that this one is Perlino, being darker cream. My Mom has a Creamelo, when he was born we had to do some research to figure out what color he was. She got him by breeding her buttermilk buckskin mare to a palomino stud. I have learned a lot about equine color genetics from researching this color, its pretty cool!
There was shopping too! I didnt find anything to buy though. Now that the girls are gone, I have found myself with just about three of everything! LOL
I want a pair of chinks for my trail riding!! LOL Along with new boots, a cinch and probably a new saddle pad LOL LOL
Found a couple of ugly used saddles! This one looked worse in person, I am not to sure of the two tone, I dont like the black pommel!
Interesting, total with the lid and the barrel and center piece they were $249. each!!! Way out of my league. We seen people walking out with them two a a time though!!!!
Marks gelding is named Checkers, LOL he is a big horse, 16+ hands. I really liked Marks philosophy, attitude and way of relating to people. He has had some horrendous wrecks on horses in his learning journey! He was open enough to tell everyone about them and answer questions.
We watched another of Marks seminars later. Here he was "Cutting" his assistant. Checkers doesnt like Cutting and Reining very well Mark says, but he is one hell of an Extreme trail horse! He rides him bridleless most of the time, with just a latigo around his neck, even out on the trails. They have won Extreme Trail challenges, bridleless, three times.
Well thats all for today! We were there for 14 hours! LOL I love my friend Carol, just as much of a diehard as I am!! LOL We both missed our friend Judy! She went up to Yakima for some Cowboy Poetry!! More tomorrow!!