This is a REINING HORSE!
The most popular feature of a reining competion is seeing these horses gallop fast and then come to a sliding stop. Well, this arena is not made for reining horses..it has some dirt and lots of rocks. Velvet didn't really want to wear "slider" shoes and compete in all the other classes, so we aren't wearing reining horse shoes. Velvet is thinking that she came to a darned good sliding stop!
Three Feet in the Air!
It's unusual to get such a great picture of a horse galloping. Velvet is up in the air...there is only one foot on the ground.
STRAIGHT AT YOU!
Velvet wants everyone to see how good she looks from the front. She just couldn't pass an opportunity to show off her beautiful head and a chest full of muscles!
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