Ranch Riding

The ranch riding class shows the horse's ability to move at working speed with a rider.  Horses will be shown individually at 3 gaits - walk, jog, and lope - in each direction.  Horses will also be asked to reverse, stop, and back.  The Judge must ask for an extended jog and lope in at least one direction.  A horse will be given credit for travelling with its head held in a normal position, ears alert, and moving a natural speed for the gait requested. Credit will also be given for smooth transitions between gaits, maintaining the gait requested, and keeping the correct lead.

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Rachelle Laitila/Little Lacy Lady

 
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Deanna Kiever/Docs Golden Firefly

 
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Brandi Enger/High Lee Fan Cee