Going for a spin

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The SO and I went to Quarter Horse Congress to see the freestyle reining.  This has been planned for months. This has been discussed for months.  That’s why when I got home from work and said that we should leave around 4 and he looked at me incredulously and said, “What? I’m not going anywhere today,” he almost was murdered.

He argued and whined and bitched but we went.  Then he found a trailer on display with HDTV and the game on.  He sat there while I walked around.  Then we went to our seats and his was broken.  Much more bitching ensued.  We finally got new seats in a box.

Finally, after that we got to see the event. Excuse the picture quality, it is dark and the horses are moving fast.

This guy wasn’t the best reiner but I think he had the most fun. He had a pink feather boa, a tiara, and fairy wings. Whenever he spun he put his finger on his head like a ballerina.

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This was a better ride with a good costume. There were gold metallic streamers in the mane and tail.

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My favorite costume was Tarzan and the elephant. There was much speculation around us as to the feelings of the horse about this – ranging from “Thank God no one knows it is me under here” to “I am so bucking you off tomorrow.” I was just impressed the trunk stayed on.

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Here is the winner doing a bridleless routine. I found it on YouTube this morning.