Never thought I’d write that title.
Far from a Western rider. But when the opportunity came to show a little green BLM Mustang gelding, I jumped on it. He is a very cool horse to try this on.
He was nervous, and very forward.
But he is SO fun, and a very smart guy.
Want to reconnect with your inner chair seat – then a Cutting Saddle is for you.
Unlike some Western horses I’ve seen, Antonio really likes to move out. Posting the trot the whole time, to help him stay very forward. Not an easy time in this saddle.
Getting into the ring, down to X, halting, and trotting off was a huge challenge for him. We were extremely lucky it was a schooling show and didn’t get blown out by the whistle after all the stuff he pulled in the beginning.
Final score was 60 and change. Felt generous given he looked like this, second time going down centerline:
In all, a super fun experience to try some Western! I’ve ridden him only 4 times before this, and he’ll only get better with more exposure. He’s completely out of shape, but tries so very hard and has so much forward it’s a joy to ride him.
Here we are, with his owner Cass – she’s a riot! Thank you for letting me ride him Cass!
Go BLM Mustangs!