Trail Ponies

One of the neat things about Chincoteague ponies, pretty much across the breed, is their pleasant, easy going demenor and their surefootedness on the trail.

Lately, we’ve been hitting the trails around our house…

Riding the pastures..

Beebe and Casey next to one of the HUGE piles of grubbed mesquite trees in our pasture.

Checking out the stock pond (which has water in it!!!)

Riding the path along the irrigation ditch

Of course, we can also encorporate competitive trail obstacles into our arena time..this is Pie practicing her “log drag”..an obstacle we may see at competitive trail events or stock horse competitions..she did pretty good!

Upcoming Events-SHOT clinic

This Friday, Pie and I will be attending the Stock Horse of Texas (SHOT) clinic given in Vernon. This clinic will cover all aspects of the SHOT show-Pleasure, Trail, Reining and Cowhorse.

Clinicians include some of the top men in the industry..so this is very exciting to be able to go to one spot and get input from different professionals.

Pie has never actually “worked” cattle before..she of course has seen them and been right up next to them..but working them is another matter..I’d like to think that once she understands she can get them to move, she will hook on..

I will have a recap when we get back!

(can you tell Pie is excited to go?)

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