Here is Alan wearing a real cowboy hat for the first time. We learned why so many farmers and horsemen wear cowboy hats. It keeps your head and neck protected from the sun and low branches. Plus you get respect from your horses, not really.
Here is Angie working her horses in training for cow cutting practice. It is very exciting to watch how quick the horses respond to her queues. Both cows and horses work up a sweat in the practice ring.
Here is Alan taking his first ride on Pudding, a 12 year old cutting horse mare. She is a great schooling mare who can put up with new riders. And she is a great working cutting horse who can go after cows in the ring or in the pasture. Alan got to ride in the ring while cow cutting was also taking place.