Thursday August 16 2012
Connie brought her 9-year-old niece out to Owyhee to hang out and ride for a week. When Sarah came out with her mom last year, she'd been on a horse only 5 times. She's been taking riding lessons in Washington for only 1 year.
But this is where you really learn to RIDE.
21-year-old Trusty Krusty, who's been around the world as an endurance horse (including the Tevis trail, France, and the UAE), is the steed of choice for the Beginner, the Low-on-confidence, the Fearful, the Fun-seeker… well, just about everybody. He's mellow and steady, a good teacher… but he's got a little competitive spirit left in him too, if you let him go, like when his former FEI rider gets on his back for a fun LD. : )
Krusty's big - about 16.2 hands, and he towers over Sarah, who needs a mounting block to get on him. Her heels barely reach his mid-ribs. But this gentle giant isn't intimidating in the least, and Sarah loves him, and she's handling him like a pro. She's even galloped on him. *I* haven't ever galloped on Krusty!
You know what's happening: Connie's creating another little monster endurance rider!
Just wait till next spring…
This is beyond adorable. Good for them!ReplyDelete
what a great face on that horse!ReplyDelete
Sooooo cute!!! I would be scared to gallop also!ReplyDelete
Completely adorable. Now I love Krusty! This post truly makes me want to meet this gentle giant. Sarah and Krusty look like a great team.ReplyDelete
What a darling girl! And the horse is gorgeous too. I love that someone that size can ride a horse without fear. I'm afraid of horses although I love them. I was married to a cowboy who insisted I ride. I was in total terror the entire time. One of the hands came up and kicked the horse I was on to make it go and that was the end of my ever getting on a horse.ReplyDelete
I think Connie's head might be a little too big for her helmet with pride! Super cute and love your pics Merri! Good job Sarah!ReplyDelete
YOU got that right Janet!!!!!!! Her riding has really stepped up out here, alot more confidence,and she can pee outdoors while she holds her horse!ReplyDelete
those 2 are so cute together. you should watch her trying to get him to lift his back legs so she can take his boots off!ReplyDelete
Linda, if you ever come this way, i promise you, Krusty would take good care of you and we wouldn't make you gallop anywhere! in fact, Krusty is quite content with just walking, too. He's just the perfect gentleman. Don't know about your high heels fitting in the stirrups though...
It is amazing what a year of riding lessons can do! Sarah looks like she's got all the confidence in the world on 'ol Krusty. Looks like you gals are having a blast!ReplyDelete
Sarah looks great on Krusty. They'll make quite a team in endurance events.ReplyDelete
Hi! its SarahReplyDelete