As the gates opened, the Stewart Title Carriage was ready to give rides.
We were asked to do our demo at 2, so just prior to that I mounted and started to warm Chippers up. Hummm, looking down and realizing my skirt needs some serious adjusting!
The crowd gathered and Cherryl was first to present Rose
She took her back and forth demonstrating all 5 gaits.
While she rode, I told the folks what they were looking at and more about the American Saddlebred horse
I think Chippers liked the people.
I like this picture because it tells the story of how well Cherryl and I worked together.
Now it was my turn to ride.
I started off slow..
His canter was magnificent...
We continuted to talk about the horses and their history..
Then the fun really started for the kids.
I think there were more children than adults at this event..
what a good boy he was...standing perfectly still, even for children who were a bit scared of him.
We were asked to do 2 demo rides as there were usually 2 crowds. As it turned out, the later was much lighter than the first, so we took the horses into the historic town. Just to be safe, Cherryl walked Rose around so she could look everything over with the groom at her side.
Yeeee - Haawww!
Hello - are you sure Rose is an Academy horse?
Chip got a kick out of watching the kids competing in the stick horse race!
We had so much fun here. I love these type of events. It is a fun way to teach kids about historical events, and a great way to show off the horses!