Busy building trail courses....

With NW Mountain Trail Championships only ONE week away, the guys are super busy building our trail course! Nine guys, moving mounds of dirt, hundreds of rocks and piles of trees, is pretty amazing to watch. Our trusty Mario has been involved in building every trail course we have made and they just get better and better along with more and more complicated! With the trail horses improving every year, we have to improve the courses each year as well. That means we have to add more 'horsemanship' skills. The truly broke horses must be able to not only just go over the obstacles but be able to move each body part independently of the others when asked. The truly broke horses can side pass step by step when asked and move through each puzzle cleanly and with grace and ease. Most of all it must be a joy not only to ride but also to watch these amazing animals. With all the comments regarding some of the non-natural pleasure horses these days, we are thrilled that our sport continues to showcase natural, well broke horses that truly LOVE their jobs!