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Sep 7, 2010 12:21 PM
have never been without horses. I own 18 of them and board some also. I breed ,
raise, train and sell horses. I do a some barrel racing , team penning and love
roping (but have not done that in awhile). I ride almost if not everyday. I camp
with my horses and simply LOVE riding wooded trails and river crossings.
Especially in the big gorges. I do parades, cattle drives.....or simply spend
time grooming them. They are my lifes blood.
Mar 1, 2010 9:01 AM
We have 5
horses and 2 ponies and we do a lot of things with all of them. We have all
different breeds from Quarter Horses, Appys, Arabs and so on. We do Mounted
shooting, Extreme Cowboy, Trail horse challenges, Clinics and so on. Theres at
least 2 Shoots if not more every month for the Mounted Shooting and 3 or 4 Trail
Horse Challenges, plus 2 or possibly 3 Extreme Cowboy races this year. We are
hoping to attend most of them if not all. When were not competeing we spend the
rest of our time when not working teaching our Grandkids how to ride (2 and 6
years). Any time that is left we use for training horses and pleasure riding.
Setting up a permanent Extreme course and Have a 360 x 160 foot arena that we
are going to use to do Mounted and Extreme clinics this year.
Feb 27, 2010 10:29 AM
Hi. My name
is Gail Springer, I am the owner of PFL Inc., a web business that promotes
Equestrian Tack, Paso Fino Horses, and Metal Decor. www.pflus.com I belong to a
friendly group of people who have put together a list of activities for the
summer and we are steadily adding to the list so that all our friends have a fun
activity to choose from at all times over the summer. We are in the panhandle of
the the state of
and probably trail ride more than anything. Paul and I own 9 Paso Finos that
are suited to Trail and Pleasure riding. We do parades, poker rides, small shows
in the area, camp outs, etc. If anyone in the panhandle of
or just across the borders want to know more, please contact me. Thanks, Gail
Feb 26, 2010 4:03 PM
I have one
horse and one mule which are used for trail riding. I am a Back Country Horsemen
member and our chapter is very active in fun rides and group trail maintenance
in connection with the Forest Service. We have about six scheduled events per
summer and fill in with other campouts and rides as they fit in timewise. We
have members in our club from 5 to 80 and no matter what the project we have a
great time with lots of comraderie. We have lots planned for 2010.
Feb 25, 2010 9:12 AM
Foundation Quarter Horses and belong to NFQHA, AQHA. We currently have 6 horses
and all are either competing or being prepared to compete. We have shown our
horses in "in-hand" trail classes and then they go on to versatility.
We have recently joined a group called American Competitive Trail Horse Assoc.
or ACTHA. What a kick. This group is growing rapidly throughout the
and is now advertising on RFD-TV. With sponsors like Parelli, Clinton Anderson
and Lyons it is quickly growing. This new venue is nothing new for the trail
rider but it certainly is new in regards to the trail horse industry. This club
sets up rides all over the country. You can travel or stay in your own back
yard. They keep track of all your scores and the prizes are not bad either! Most
rides are between 6 and 10 miles and will have 6+ obstacles on each ride.
Usually they are about a mile apart. Their motto...."Not just a trail horse
anymore" is what most trail riders have know all along. Those seasoned
trail horses that can handle almost anything out there are hard to find and take
years to perfect. This has turned out to be a great training tool for our
horses. There is an open division, pleasure division, youth and the buddy
division. Buddy division is just a ride along so that you and your horse can
become accustomed to the whole idea without the pressure of competition. We are
now trying to compete in at least 1 ride per month. ACTHA has year end awards
based on points so for those that can do more....it will be worth your while!
Horse and Rider magazine just interviewed the founders of ACTHA and has a 3 page
interview in the March magazine. Although my horses have titles from their
in-hand and versatility competitions I am proud to say that they are "not
just trail horses anymore"! Rose Goodlett - Rockin G Foundation Quarter
Feb 24, 2010 11:18 PM
Pacific Crest Trail, mountain trails, Wilderness Area trails, public land group
rides, BCH chapter rides, new places all the time. Working and maintaining
trails with the Forest Service, keeping trails open for horses. Cleaning and
maintaining trailheads and camping areas for horse activities. Teaching people
about Leave-No-Trace camping and packing in (and packing out). Seeing and caring
for God's country.
Feb 24, 2010 2:47 PM
We have 22
horses on our ranch which is a cattle and guest ranch. I use horses for work and
pleasure. Working cattle is the best education for a horse. When you and your
horse have a job there is education together. We host a yoga and horsemanship
retreat at our ranch. We have hosted clinicians like Brian Neubert and Ray Hunt.
I value their knowledge and glad they pass it on. I also event when i have time
but will ride/train as much as I can- not matter the training. I may attend 1 or
2 competitons and several event training clinics.
Tue, Feb 23, 2010
Favorite Activity with my Horse is Mounted Patrol with the City of
on my buckskin Paso Fino Gelding, Brio.
We Volunteer to do courtesy patrols in pairs in several of the parks in
and the Bear Creek Greenbelt. Besides enjoying the park and riding the trails
there, we spend our time Answering questions, giving directions, reminding users
to keep all dogs on leashes, document safety issues & concerns for Rangers,
and provide emergency and medical help when needed. Of course keeping Horses in
the public eye and in a positive way is a good thing as well! Although we're
only required to patrol 4 hours minimum per month during our active season (May
through September here in the Colorado Rockies) we love to do more per month. We
schedule our own rides with partners whenever we like for dates, times and
locations so it's very flexible and fun. The City provides us with Saddle
Blankets, Short Sleeved Polo Shirts, Jackets and Fanny Packs that also hold
water bottles, all with the City's colored logo and name on them in blue and
white. Besides helping out our community and enjoying more time on the trail, we
enjoy a wonderful dinner at the local golf course restaurant courtesy of the
City at the end of our season. And just to make it fun, we get small prizes as
well in order of our highest amount of hours ridden on down.
Each season starts with our despooking clinic indoors where we get to see what
comfort level our horses have with many varied objects. Tarps, flares, flags and
balloons are just some of the creative items we look forward to bringing each
year to "expose" our mounts to. We never cease to be amazed by our
horses relax and say "no big deal!" to many items that we weren't
quite sure of. Our members are everyone from Vets & Police Officers to stay
at home Moms. We're all friendly and enjoy what we do with our Horse Partners!
I also enjoy doing Fun Shows with other Paso Finos and Gaited Breeds here in the
area. No stress, just fun and creative classes make the spring and summer a fun
time to ride!
Tue, Feb 23, 2010
are the grandparents and we purchase the horses. We like all the sports and
activities. We like trail riding, horse shows, jumping, O-Mok-See, cutting,
roping, rodeos, training, clinics, and pleasure riding. We seldom get to ride,
but are the transportation for the horses, the youth, the vet, the food
supplier, and the person with the entry fees. The grandkids do trail rides,
gaming, horse shows, some jumping, some clinics. We have 3 horses that go to
shows and the other two need some more work before they are ready for shows. We
attend about 10 shows a year depending on the travel. Gas is expensive and kids
have other activities.
I am the historian for the ISCA and help with the
state O-Mok-See. I like to photograph the horses doing pole bending, speed
barrels, keg race, and barrel and stake. My most favorite is western jumping or
scurry race. Western jumping requires one 2 foot jump, weave the poles, turn the
end pole, weave the poles and jump the 2 foot jump again at high speed. Scurry
race is three 2 foot jumps spaced out over 165 feet lane. Jump the jumps, turn
the end barrel on the turning line and jump the jumps back to finish line at
high speed for the fastest time and no poles knocked off. We hope to go to
events in 2010, but depends on whether we all keep our jobs and if there is
funds to travel.
Tue, Feb 23, 2010
We have 6
Percherons, used as draft animals, and one Paint used for working cattle and
pleasure. We do not compete with our horses and, in fact, do not even own a
trailer as they do not leave our ranch.
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