By Patty Wilber
I have the privilege of of judging the Trail Classes at the Walkin N Circles Fuzzy Show Fundraiser February 17th! Last year, the show raised over $2,000. Click the link for more information, or just show up to show! (There is a $20 break if you pre-enter–55 bucks for the whole day!)
Walkin N Circles is a horse rescue that in 2017 adopted out over 45 horses!
I just spend 20 minutes checking out their adoptable horses page. When I was a kid (in the dark ages before the Internet) I used to read the horse want-ads. This is a BIG upgrade from want ads. The website has beautiful photographs and descriptions of the horses.
Of course, I found several horses that I fantasized for a minute about bringing over, because I have so much extra time. NOT. LT is currently the barefoot boss mare (boss of Indy and Atti, only) on vacation for a few more weeks until the days get longer and I have more riding hours! Too bad for her: she is not barefoot on vacation at the beach!
Ok, back to the show! It will be low pressure and lots of fun. It will be at the Edgewood Arena, in Edgewood, NM, Feb. 17th and will start at 9 am. Hopefully the weather will be great!
The Edgewood Arena is a public arena that also has a nice obstacle course that is perfect to use for the walk-trot trail pattern. There will be 9 and under, 10-18, 19 and over, and in hand classes.
Trail courses in a typical show include things like negotiating logs, backing through things, walking over a bridge, turning around in a small area, opening a gate, side passing. We will have this sort of thing, as well as the cowboy curtain made of pool noodles!
The show is not all trail classes! There will be arena classes as well.
Did I mention that it will be low key and lots of fun? And ALL the income goes directly to Walkin N Circles for the horses, so if you don’t want to show, sign up (click the first link above) and donate instead!