Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Jaz Tries the Cowboy Challenge
The Foxtrotter Club sponsored a Cowboy Challenge at the campout.
The challenge requires the horse & rider to negotiate
various obstacles which the horse, being a suspicious prey animal,
is not very willing to do.
My 5 year old Foxtrotter, Jaz & I gave it a shot.
First, to start the clock, we had to pop a balloon.
Jaz spooked (jumped), but I stayed on top and off we went.
We had to carry a bucket of water
And pour into a new bucket
Ride across a tarp and over barrels,
Step through a tire
Open a mailbox, take out and umbrella, open it and return to the mailbox
Weave around a line of poles
Through a shredded tarp called a cowboy curtain
which the horse perceives as a solid object.
Over a wooden bridge, grab a rope and pull a tire
Then hi-tail it home to pop a second balloon, stopping the clock.
Jaz attempted every obstacle, never refusing to try,
and, we got 1st place in the ladies division!
Winning a pink bucket of horse stuff.
I think pink looks good with black, don't you?