Monday : English & JumpingPosted Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 5:03 PM
After the showmanship classes of Monday morning, the kids rush to get their horses saddled for the "English Classes" I remember years ago, that only a small handful of the kids rode in the English classes, and we didn't have any jumpers. Now there are quite a few, and several that jump. We even had a young man this year, which is a rare species. When my youngest (who is now 20) was about 13 he was the first Elmore County male species that had ridden in an English saddle, with all the proper attire. He was so cool looking, though he never did it again after that year. He did get paid $50 for the effort, which is why he did it. I believe Karla Post promised him that the year before he did it. He did NOT forget!
It's very exciting to see more kids expanding their experience .... and enjoy it.
above lft: 10 year old
above right: one of our graduating seniors, and the only male species to compete in English this year.
Above left: My niece, on a horse she has trained herself.
Above: Our ring steward, and our Judge. They did such a great job, on a very hot day. Many thanks!
Wayne headed to the arena with our Granddaughter, and nephews.
Ya never know what animal you might see walking by.
He takes a bow.....
Hmmm..... not sure how to caption this. But they are being led astray by their leader, Christine!
This is the group that is going to jump. Christine is taking them thru the course, so they know what is expected.
You have got to admit, these are some impressive kids. The future of great horsemanship has got some great up and coming talent, if I say so myself.
I am interested in this Community, County, and the beautiful state of Idaho. Most of my photos will be in Idaho, but from time to time, they will be my vacations aay from Idaho. You'll see lots of my Children and Grand children, along with others in my family. Of course there will be horses and horse related things, and things I photo'd horseback.