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…