It’s been some time since I posted video of Sam riding horse. They had a friendly show at the barn today, just the kids who ride with Born 2 Be in Aubrey. It looked like a good way to get all the willies out before they head to Chisholm Challenge at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo next month.
After they were all done with their competition, they rode to Christmas music and played a few games on horseback that was a lot of fun to watch. Then, the gracious owners of the facility, Valhalla Stables, rolled out a taco dinner and s’mores over a fire pit in the arena. Best way ever to have an end-of-year party for everyone.
Here’s equitation ride (watch for how Rosalie, the horse, shows the trainers she’s had about enough of the bridle they have on her):
Here’s the trail (watch for the canter over all four poles, and the patient determination at the gate):
And here’s that most excellent fire: