Now that it’s the New Year, its time to get back into the swing of things. Our schedules are starting to fill up and now the countdown to Stampede has begun. Even though Stampede may be a few months away, people are starting to think about rodeo season and are starting to get their horses in shape for the big events.
The two Princesses’ and I are getting very excited to start working on our trusty steeds Hawk, Snoopy, and Kansas. These three geldings have been a part of the Royalty Committee for 5 years and make a great team. Since they work hard for each trio during the summer, they get the winters off to graze in the pastures. If they are like any other horse that winters well, I’m sure they will have a larger than normal belly on them that needs to be slimmed down. To get them back in to shape and ready for parade and rodeo season, the Trio will start riding at least twice a week starting in March or April.
The three horses are kept at Heathercrest Ranch which is one of our many amazing sponsors. We have access to an indoor arena so we can ride even on the chilly days and box stalls to keep the boys in the barn after giving them baths and making them look parade ready. The Royalty Trio is very grateful for the facilities at Heathercrest and we wouldn’t be able to have a successful year without them.