Friday, May 7, 2010

Extreme What?!

Okay, so I've gotten essentially dragged into this "extreme cowboy" thing. You know what? It's fun. There are several different divisions and both indoor (arena) and outdoor (natural) courses. At the ranch we have the beginnings of an outdoor course and it's shaping up nice. Clinics are in the works and we've got a whole lot planned.

I checked out the association's website and some of the things you have to do in order to compete at the bigger events are pretty damned tough. Not to mention you're timed! Lesser horses are going to have a really hard time keeping it together mentally long enough to complete each obstacle in the quickest way.

Likely I'll either be adding to this post (probably the most likely scenario) or making another one on this subject matter. It's all very interesting and so far what I've begun to do is a blast. Then there's the matter of the Arabian show mare who will likely make her debut soon on the barrel racing, pole bending and other patterns at some of the local gymkhanas. Yes, you read that right. More on that later. ;) Have a great night!!



  1. Sounds like fun things happening at SunLit ;o) I think all these activities are GREAT because families can get involved, the horses have something to "change the subject" and challenge them as well as their riders (hee hee), and as long as there is care taken (safe obstacles, helmets, chest protectors and all that), the results should be A-1 for everyone, two-legged or four-legged. My dog vet and her daughter competed at the Apple Valley Equine Challenge at Horseman's Center and more often than not are winners. Looking forward to reading more.

  2. Extreme cowboy challenges are highly addictive! Used to compete all the time and miss it. Its really puts your horses training level in perspective once you start a course.

  3. We have been having a lot of fun with this, now I need to go out and find myself a horse of my own to do it with. :)

    TBDancer, I haven't been out to the Apple Valley event yet, but I'd like to try to get there soon to have a look at their course. We're really loving this sort of thing!


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