Whew. What a night. Weston and I got an invite to ride all over the Valentine's Rodeo at Albany Expo tonite. Thank you Howell Rodeo-you guys are the best. We saddled up and wandered the expo center-Weston wondering what I was up to. We entered the ring for warm ups with the gutsy barrel girls. I can't believe I use to go that fast. He was excited, but not bad until everyone started running away from him. He thought we should go to, then we passed the pen of sheep. Whew-I say again. He took off bolted a third of the arena, then got it back together. We did that twice, I thought it was the loud speakers which were booming, but I HAD NOT YET SEEN THE SHEEP OF DEATH.
The he ralaxed. We walked, trotted and cantered around with the "can chasers." He worked great-my favorite moment was when the horses were all scared of the bucking bull ride-Weston went up and stood in the corner by it to help the other horses relax about it. I had to laugh.
Once the rodeo started I rode around out side in the dark a bit. Then I waited to see Weston not react at all to the crowd noise, and got ready to go home. He is so cute the way he nickers glad to see me when ever I return, just like my other horses do when they see another horse. I am so honored to be a part of his herd. It is a gift I don't take lightly. I know my job is to keep him safe and learning.
I did have the honor of meeting two wonderful Mustang owners this morning who cam e to the open house, but at our barn in stead of Lynn's. Their dedication to the breed is amazing. It was such a pleasur eto talk with them, and we gave them a mini demo of Weston the Wonder horse. They know many other contestants too. They are also the people responcible for bringing Extreme Mustang Makeover to Oregon. Thank you!