Meet my newest project (ok, so there’s a lot of projects here but this one is special), Dx Jurassic Classic, or Dino as we call him. He is a half brother (by a different daddy) to my barrel horse, and favorite gelding of all time, Gump. Can you see the resemblance?
Yesterday he had his first ride, with me aboard! It was my first time to make a first ride on a horse with only a halter. I have it on film, but it’s not off the camera yet, so when I get it off I’ll share it. You can hear Zach coaching me through it. I may have Zach ride him today though, as I want to make sure that I did everything right and that I’m not feeling any tension in him (I felt none). He’d really rather stand around than move out! My kinda horse. If I had to guess I’d say he’s gonna be able to run a hole in the wind and he’ll be a stopping machine. I have priced him, so I guess if I can get what I want for him I’ll sell him. Otherwise, I would like to keep him and futurity him as a 5 year old, and make him a rodeo horse like Gump is becoming!
Tonight we will go to Dupree and run. From there we will head to Rapid City for the Barrel Bash. Four runs will definitely help my horse, and to make it even more helpful- they’ll all be on a standard pattern! Running in Rapid will be just like running in Dupree where we have run all summer! I cannot express to y’all how excited I am about getting to make four runs in four days!
I probably won’t have internet access for the weekend, but rest assured, that I will post Dino’s first ride video, and the video from the barrel races. Also, yesterday, Ty had his first outside ride on his pony Lil’ Banjo, so I plan to make him a movie of it for posterity’s sake!