|Dusty Look Alike|
Red Roan Appaloosa Mare
|Relaxing Trail Ride in the Country|
Was I surprised when Doreen said Dusty had done her run in fourteen seconds. I had never before timed Dusty doing any of these things. I love watching horses do gymkhana on TV, and I don't recall ever seeing any horse do it in under fifteen seconds. I never tried doing this in competition, so maybe Doreen didn't actually time it just right, but even if she didn't, still a horse can cover a lot of ground in a second. That's why I think she clicked the timer close enough to be fairly accurate.
|Very Nice Appaloosa|
Mind you, my chosen type of riding consisted of not just sitting there, and letting the horse just lumber along, down a path someone created for local riders, but up and down mountains, and following riverbeds, to the eventual end. Sometimes, that would be when I reached some location, such as a favorite place to eat, or to picnic, or when the riverbed became so overgrown that there was no way through.
|Calf Roping Shows How It's Done On Ranches.|
Branding or ear tags must be applied to identify cattle
I do enjoy walking, but am not able to walk as often as I'd like, since walking several miles is what I like to do when I can. A six-mile walk would just be getting warmed up for me. There are times, when my seventy year-old sister and I set out and actually walk a certain route, and it ends when the sun is going down. I could happily live in the mountains, riding my horse everyday, and everyplace I needed or wanted to go.
|This horse is quite similar to one I had that was half Arab and half Thoroughbred. His name was Mecca. I have had some of the most wonderful horses. Most of them had reputations for being uncontrollable, but we made a great team.|