Monday, March 03, 2008

Westfalls Championship Run

This was sent to me in an e-mail and I thought it was very inspirational. So I am sending it on to you people. Enjoy!

13 comments:

Burfica said...

That was impressive. I used to show my horses, I did the reigning competition, the running, sliding stops, backing, spinning. I did all that, but to have her do it with no bridal. Wow, that was cool

The thing about horses, is they love so deeply and are far more loyal than even dogs. That if you treat them right and love them back, they will do ANYTHING, any fucking thing you ask just to please you.

Alekx said...

That was very cool.
burf is modest she could have done it without bridal and saddle if she had wanted to.
She had a good horse to do it with.

oh yay I'm still alive by the way

coffeypot said...

burfica, I have heard that about horses. It's a shame it cost so damn much to keep one. Especially since I know nothing about them.

alekx, I don't doubt it. Those that are real good don't usual brag about their abilities. When are you going to post again? I’m waiting.

CindyDianne said...

I teared up on this one.

Heidi the Hick said...

Isn't that wonderful? He looks like a happy horses, his neck is relaxed and he's licking his lips.

I'm like Cindy- I wept! I love watching a horse and human working together like this.

I'll be doing these moves for my test in the spring, only without the sliding stops. And... I'll be using a saddle and bridle.

I used to bomb around on my pony like that. If the horse is really trained, the bridle and bit are more like reminders. I agree that they are horses are loyal. They can be so tuned into your body language. They just have to trust you.

That's why I want to teach lessons. I want to share that with others. Thank you for sharing this video!

coffeypot said...

cindydianne, Marni did, too. Okay, I did, too.

heidi, I would love to see you perform for your test. And I believe you COULD do it without a saddle and bridle.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! That's incredible! SUPER! Made me cry,

When I was 18, I took riding lessons in college and at the end of the semester, we had a horseshow and I won the bareback sit-a-buck contest which is the tiniest taste of what Stacey was able to do.

I always dreamed of having a horse and being a good rider. I did have a horse briefly, but I was never a very good rider and now I am too old.

Olly said...

Wow, to be so at ease with a horse...only in my dreams

Cap'n Ergo Jinglebollocks said...

Oh, RUN. I thought you said "RUM" and I was looking for something totally different.

Special K said...

WoW, she's awesome!

Old Lady said...

Perfect way to ride a horse, no saddle or bridle. Loved it.

e.Craig Crawford said...

That is some magnificent horsemanship, Coffeypot.

Cooper Green said...

Great clip, John, but it would have been even more impressive if her horse had been a standard instead of an automatic.