Speed Weavers Jan 29, 2018 1:11:39 GMT -8
Post by Bruce Ropata on Jan 29, 2018 1:11:39 GMT -8
Bruce enjoyed teaching the teenagers the thrill of mounted games. Today he set up the five lanes with bending poles, deciding to go with an oldie, but a goodie; Speed Weavers. Not only would it give him an idea of how far along his team had come, but it would also let him see where his new students were at.
There were only two ponies in the yards, as he had brought out Chris and Ish, letting the new students know that all they needed to bring was their helmet, and the other students would arrive with their ponies tacked up and ready to go.
He greeted the students as they arrived, opening the gate for those who were mounted, and when everyone was there, and the students warming their ponies up; he led the two unmounted girls over to the yards where the ponies were sleeping. He stopped at the yard of a chestnut tobiano, New Forest pony. "Amaya, this is Chris. He knows his job in the arena and will do anything asked of him. His weakness is treats, so I ask that you don't have any on you when hear him. Not only can he sniff them out, but he can count too." He gestured to the small tack shed. "You will find his things in there, his colour is olive." He walked on to the next yard where a Rocky Mountain Breed was dozing. "Gladys, this is Ish. Like Chris, she knows her job. As with all horses, has her off days. The main thing to watch out for is that she's super competitive, once she's in the zone, she's completely focused. As with Chris, her gear is in the shed. Her colour is yellow."