Thought we’d take a look at other cute careers for Valiosa.
Posting anything on-line, any time, anywhere, you’re bound to displease someone. Especially if you write about equestrian stuff. It’s simply how it is.
So today, presenting some alternative activities that Miss Grey Mare could be involved in. You know, if one happens to feel I’m failing her desperately.
Oh, so many alternate Equestrian Disciplines to pick from! Let’s start with being an Eventing mare in Virginia. Looks fun enough. Although she’s not much of a jumper.
Or, more budget friendly; a Pole Bending Horse. Schlep up some PVC pipes in the arena, grab the horn, and go pro in 90 days.
Or a Barrel Racer, because then you get to add a tie down. So user-friendly.
Add a cow, yanked down by its tail, a crazier shank bit, and now you’ve got a Charreria Horse. Yay!
Well who are we kidding, Valiosa would be better as a Backyard Trained Trail Horse. Like this one. Look, completely broke in 30 days!
Sitting behind the saddle on a thin spine protruding rump, without a bridle, just absolutely proves the training all the better.
Here, Valiosa as a Western Reining Horse in Arizona. Go grey horses!
My personal favorite, Valiosa as a deadbroke Michigan Redneck Horse. Because standing up, with your dog, is the pinnacle of training! I love it that the tie down is back, and the laundry detergent bottle tied to the side adds a unique feel.
Or she could go Royal! Here, Prince Harry’s Polo Pony in England. The horse stayed in the game.
Rodeo Horses are so pampered! Here, Valiosa’s look-a-like, Mrs Calabash at the Wilmington, Australia Rodeo in 2015.
Or an English Race Horse. But how inconvenient that most of them eventually end up like this… Race hard, retiring at age 5 is considered a successful career.
Valiosa as a Patagonian Gaucho Horse.
Grey Bull Fighting Horses have it made! Here is Alvaro Montes’ horse gored by a bull at the San Isidro festival in the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Another lucky one, in Seville this time. I love it how the audience is in despair. Attending the meticulous killing of the bull in a drawn out feast is alright. Having to watch the horse canter to its death with the guts rapidly falling out, now that’s just too much!
Here is Valiosa at Rapa Das Bestas in Sabucedo, Spain, wrestled down by Aloitadores. She’s just had a foal here, see the udder is full, flies have had time to settle in. It’s a 400-year-old horse festival tradition, makes it all OK. (AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPAMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/GettyImages)
Of course no horses are ever hurt during the Rapa Das Bestas festival, remaining completely calm in the crowd.
Philippine Horse Fighting – While both stallions are Grey here, Valiosa could be the mare tied up in the middle.
Just a little hard to decide on the winner sometimes?
Endless possibilities for this young mare in her alternate dressage career.