After the Mounted Shooting we watched a Steve Rother seminar on over coming trail obstacles. Didnt really learn anything, he is entertaining, but very repetative. Not one of my favorites, he is a local trainer here.
By now it is around 6:15pm, we decided we had better go to the outside arena if we wanted a spot to watch the Extreme Cowboy Race. The first go was this big pretty bay, who went through the noodles really well. Saturday was the night the men ran. The women ran on Friday, finals were on Sunday.
There is that curtain obstacle! Didnt know until the first horse went through that it was a teeter totter!
I think the fastest time was 3:43 min/sec. It was fun to watch! I would describe the course, but it was crazy!! beginning and ending with a full arena run around the outside!!! I dont know if I could ride like that anymore!! LOL
And that was the 2013 Hose Expo. Waiting for mid March, there is another one we go to about an hour and a half South of here!! Our favorite one! Have been going to The NW Horse Fair and Expo for about 15 years, or so, now!! It is in Albany, Oregon. Lots of great shopping and my favorite clinician, at the moment, will be there this year, Mark Bolender!!! I so want to go to his farm and attend one of his clinics!!! He has a ladies night where you arrive around 3 in the afternoon and ride that night, it includes camping and a stall, or they have a clubhouse that sleeps 8, then lessons the next morning and you leave around noon. For $175.00. He has an extreme trail course, permanent at his place. Google him if you are interested, they have a good website. Extreme trail is something that Emma and I can do!