Horse Adventure with Extreme Cowboy Race
We are off on another horse adventure. Yes, Ranae and I are giving the Extreme Cowboy Race a shot. I’m riding Scratch and Ranae is using my mare, Jessie. We’re giving Ranae’s horse, Dusty a break from this horse adventure. He’s getting up there in years and arthritis seems to have befriended him.
Anyway, we enjoyed the Trail Trial we did last year. Both of us like negotiating obstacles. The time and speed of this event certainly make it more challenging. Every race starts with a free ride. That means you come into the arena and do a hot lap once around before you hit your first obstacle. Personally, not my part of the competition. I’m not crazy about teaching my horse that every time we enter an arena, he gets to take off at a gallop. I have a picture of barrel horses in my head. I’ll be keeping an eye on my horse to see if it’s turning him into a crackhead.
But, hey, it’s a horse adventure. There are bound to be some challenges or it would not be an adventure, right?
The venue is great. Shades of Gold Ranch is set in the Leona Valley of Southern California. It gets a bit windy, but the venue has a wonderful arena, a round pen, and nice little warm-up area. There are also some trails nearby. We are going up tomorrow for a clinic with Bill Cameron and we may check those trails out.
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