For those of you who enjoy watching cute animal videos, did you know that you can go to You Tube and do a search on just about anything? Horses, dogs, kittens, of course….but I have gotten totally mesmerized by freestyle reining, freestyle dressage, and baby moose. 🙂
The one of Stacy Westfall is so amazing….it makes me tear up every time. She is shown winning the reining class at the 2006 Quarter Horse Congress, without a bridle or saddle. I can’t get hot links up in these posts, but you can copy/paste this address into your web address bar. If the link doesn’t work, just do a search of: Stacy Westfall full version:
When I was a kid and riding my horses bareback everywhere, all day long, my friends and I sometime rode with just long leather boot laces that were tied in a slip knot, and the leather looped in our horse’s mouths so there was a single rein. How I wish I had horses now that were as dead broke as mine were back then!! But wow–running a reining pattern with no bridle or saddle is just amazing.
Now, there are quite a few You Tube videos of people doing this, but not as great as Stacy (in my opinion, anyway.)
And here is another site by the Purina people, with lots of different pet videos:
I would absolutely love to hear about your favorite videos online!!