We just got home from our first futurity of the season. You may be reading this and be wondering what exactly a futurity is. It is only for horses that are 3 years old and their first year of competition. So basically you are showing babies with no experience. It is nerve wracking and gutsy to show a three year old but the payoff is usually very good if you do well. So here is a video of me competing on my horse last weekend. Check out, what I do when I am not eating....
"Melissa Good Taste" showing her horse "Hallowed Be" ...
"Hallowed Be" has quite the story for only being three years old. He was bred and born on the Double Dove Ranch in Longmont, Colorado. His mother, Peek A Boon, has won over $81,000 and father, Halreycious, has won an outstanding $227,459. He was then sold to a competitor in Texas who broke him to ride, but got very sick and had to sit out of the training.While he was sick, a decision was made to sell him once again ad he landed into the hands of a very talented Texas cowgirl. At the end of his two year old year she entered him in one of the most prestigious horse sales in the country, the National Cutting Horse Association's Two Year Old Sale in Fort Worth. We fell in love with him instantly and when when the gavel fell he was coming home with us back to California.
He has been fun to get to know. He didn't have an appetite when he arrived but he sure does now. He has probably gained 200 pounds since arriving at our place last December. I look forward to spending more time with him in the show pen because that is when he really lights up and turns on the charm!
Futurity season is exciting and stressful but when there are moments like these it makes all the hard work and effort worth it. Memories that will never be forgotten!
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