My mom will probably have a cow when she reads this...but I went to the National Western Stock Show today!
I started my viewing at the Coliseum,
where I watched the Ranch Trail...
and the Ranch Riding classes that were part of the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse competiton.
Once those were pinned, I headed over to the Events Center which was filled with approximately one million Western Pleasure horses.
While they warmed up, I walked around and looked at a few vendor booths. Can you believe there was someone selling Gaucho saddles?
Oh, if only I had seen this before I made Kellye's Criollo set...
I even got to sit on one, but unfortunately there is no photographic proof!
Eventually, the horses and riders finished their warm-up, and I settled in to watch about half a million Western Pleasure classes.While doing so, I discovered a brand new obsession...
Hunter braided Western Pleasure horses!
I could have happily stayed all day, but I didn't want to overdo it. And for the record, I don't think I did. I feel healthier right now than I have in days. Hurray for the Stock Show!