December 29, 2010

AZCHA Futurity

Once Spence found out about cutting and tried it, he fell in love with it.  He has now spent quite a few years watching, learning, practicing and training.  He has put a lot of blood, sweat and tears (well maybe not tears, but quite a few cuss words)  into learning the art of cutting and has gotten good enough to train his own horses.  It has taken a lot of time and a lot of hard work.  This fall, he was able to take two colts he trained to the Arizona Futurity; a competition for young horses that are just starting to show.  He also showed his favorite mare in a different class.  He did really well and won money on all of the horses.   I want him to know that I am really proud of him.  I never brag about him on here, but I’m making an exception this time. 

Spence on Peptobelle.  She’s the older (5 or 6 years old?) horse.


This is Smoothie, one of the colts.


And finally Spanky. 


Way to go Spence!



Kristen said...

In that first shot, the horse is at a 45 degree angle with the ground and Spence just looks totally relaxed, like he might fall asleep at any moment:) I wish I could have seen it!

tricia said...

I would like to see one too! 6 months, how about? I love these pictures.