Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday


This motorcade is taking a 20 year old Marine on his final ride home. Brandon Lara was killed in action in Iraq last week. Our kids of the Comal County Mounted Sheriffs Posse were there to show their support and love to the family of this fallen hero. The kids in this photo range from about 9 to 15 years of age and they did us of all very proud.

Kirstin was very honored to be carrying the American Flag on this particular day. She was chosen because her father is active duty Air Force. Today hit her & her sister unusually hard. It brought to reality what their father does for a living. Trigger is normally a very dancy, prancy type of horse who hates to stand still, but not today he stood perfectly still with so much pride showing on his face-he knew what he was tasked to do.

Later that evening Kirstin does a little work with Tuff. She was circle driving him and had him jumping the barrells.

Just look at that form. Tuff loves to jump barrells.






3 comments:

Hoof'n It said...

What an honor for Kirstin to carry the flag! How very sad for that young man to lose his life so early...I am forever grateful for our military and what they have done so we can do what we want to do. I did not realize Kirstin's Dad was in the military - hugs to you all!

Karen and Tripp

Anonymous said...

Hi--I follow you on the EMM blog-- Had a thought on your flag issue with Taz--what about having him ride/lead next to another horse and rider who have the flag. Starting on furthest side and bringing it closer as he gets more confident about it being over his head. Just a thought--really enjoying all of your posts! Hope to come to the big event!

~Cindy in OK

Kirstin's Mustang Project 2008 said...

Thanks Cindy, that was a thought that crossed my mind as well, it would give him the concept of the flag above him. Will give it a try and see how it goes.
Kirstin's mom