Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kirstin & Kryptonite 6/18/2011

Kirstin has finished the drill team training with Kryptonite. He is now her main drill horse. Especially since another drill team member is borrowing her other drill horse; Trigger. Krytonite really did great in his drill training. Even though he hasn't been doing this even for one year, he is better behaved than just about every other horse on the drill team. Kirstin was honored this weekend to have been selected to post the colors for the drill team at her home town rodeo. What an experience. Above is a picture of Kirstin & Kryptonite during the posting of the colors. Don't they look great!!!!

The end of the National Anthem the posting horse comes up the middle and stops then leads the drill team out of the arena. The crowd doesn't look very big, but you can't see the stand on the opposite side. The sun is full at this point so every one sets on the other side. It was very crowded in that stand. All of the kids and their horses did a fantastic job.

This is the kids during their regular drill. Kirstin and Kryptonite are lead horse/rider for this drill as well. Look how close they have to be to one another. Not every horse can stand being this close to another horse.

This is the pass through on the regular drill team 1 and team 2 cross in the middle of the arena. One second off time and a collision can occur. The kids range from 10 to 17 years old but are very dedicated to the drill team and their horses and it shows. They did such an amazing job, they were asked to come back next year!

The parade was earlier in the morning. The CCSP youth drill team were in the parade. Kirstin is the Princess of the CCSP. Look at the smile on her face. Kryptonite was great during the parade as well. We have been really blessed with the horses that we have adopted through the Extreme Mustang Makeover. They are all such a wonderful addition to our family. We now own 5 Mustangs and we have the 1 "domestic" horse that we started with.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Extreme Mustang Makeover 2011

Kirstin just found out that she has been selected as one of the youth trainers for the 2011 Extreme Mustang Makeover to be held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in October! She is super excited. Stay tuned for updates!