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Continuing with the horse expo photo spam~

Here is a liberty/trick training demonstration:

This horse’s personality was great, but since it was day three, he was definitely over this whole expo business.

He was performing with the Black Pearl Friesians, so I got some better photos of him outside later.

There was another demonstration with Andalusians and Lusitanos. The horses and riders were all in fantasy costumes:

A lot of my indoor photos came out too blurry, but I do love this one:

Again, everyone lined up outside for pictures and greetings!

I tried to get some tack shots, of course. 🙂

This costume was my favorite

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While at the expo, I got to watch a performance by the Rhinestone Cowgirls drill team and Cowboy Mounted Shooting.

The only photos I got of the drill team was when they were lined up outside the arena. I got to see their performance on Saturday, where they performed a series of choreographed maneuvers.

All of the horses had matching tack:

This shade of blue is so pretty. It looked good on every horse 💙

Next, the mounted shooters…

I first heard about Cowboy Mounted Shooting through an article in Breyer’s Just About Horses in the early 2000’s… I think? It was the very first issue of JAH that I received in the mail. 😄 I had never seen the sport in person, so I was interested to watch it at the expo.

Here are a few shots of some of the horses before they started.

On this one you can see how the horse is wearing earplugs.

Saddle with a rifle scabbard

Cowboy Mounted Shooting is a fast paced, timed event. Competitors ride a pattern consisting of 10 balloons, which are shot with single-action revolvers. (blanks)

I did get video of the riders, a few of which I’ve put together here:

Both were fun and exciting to watch!

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Here are some photos of Regalo de Gran Corazon. He is such a beautiful horse!!

Regalo (and I hope I’m remembering this correctly…) is a Kiger mustang who was born in the wild, then adopted.

Here are some bonus tack shots 🙂

❤ ❤ ❤

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