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Wizard Ride 317: Cowgirl in the Sand

November 27, 2011

The rightful winner of this year's Breeders' Cup Classic

Saturday, 11/26/11

A trailer full of cattle were hauled to my barn for a team sorting event, so I walked Wizard to the trailer with Zeke and Lily to show the cows to the horses. The slats were so high up that the horses could not see them but could hear them. The bumping around caught the horses’ attention, but they seemed just fine with the cows. Maybe some day I’ll actually ride Wizard with cows, but for today, we’re happy to just visit them.

We took the horses on a trail ride and rode the full loop at a walk. The horses were a little snorty and reactive, even though the air was warm and we rode earlier than we did on Friday. We heard a loud gunshot, but the horses were actually fine for that. By the very end of the ride, Wizard settled, and we did a short spin in the outdoor arena when we returned to the farm. Wizard was once again reaching nicely into the bit, and did not do any ear pinning in the arena. He did a little at the very beginning of the trail ride, but this was the least he has done in many, many rides.

This brings me to the photo above… A local embroidery shop removed Drosselmeyer’s name from the saddle pad and added Wizard. It is total horse racing nerd humor and I love it. Plus, it’s a cute saddle pad.

Thank you so much to everyone who shared their condolences and support for the passing of my wonderful father. He is greatly missed.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Viglet permalink
    November 27, 2011 6:15 am

    Hi Sarah:

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad last week.

    Vickery Eckhoff

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