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.


Karen C. said...

Great job you guys!!! I love that the American Girl is riding the American Mustang while carrying the American flag! Woo hoo!!!!

Karen C. said...

One more thing, I have been in the Super Ride web site off and on, watching some of the drill teams. Wow! They are amazing! That is something I might have had fun with as a kid....keep up the good work! The team looks fantastic!