By Patty Wilber
Friday, September 16th, was Ranch Horse Day at the NM State Fair. Lots of Quarter Horses saved the day for the one Appaloosa and the few Paint horses that also showed.
This year I didn’t have any big driving goals like I did in getting LT to Nationals and Worlds last year, and mainly I just wanted to have fun. My State Fair experience was greatly improved over some years because the fair management didn’t make us haul our trailers away to the inaccessible hinterlands for parking!
Then, I talked Jordyn into entering her gelding, Slick, in the youth classes (and we shared a tack room and she won the youth division!) and my friend Janet was stalled nearby, so I had people to hang out with. There was also a lot of camaraderie among the competitors, and I found that really enjoyable!
LT had some good goes and even though I personally wasn’t as on my game as I could be (which the judges did notice), spectators seem to like LT and people came up and complimented us! I think it may in part be her flashy color, but whatever the reason, it is still flattering.