2016 Logan County Horse Show draws
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[August 11, 2016]
a parade, this year's fair coverage has the horses at the end. And
like the saying goes, the last is not least. There were a quite a
number of super fine looking horses and riders demonstrating skill
in showmanship, in addition to others there to demonstrate physical
prowess, and one with a story.
The Open Show drew all ages from the very young and brave, to
seniors. Competitions included halter showmanship, walk trot,
pleasure, poles and barrels racing.
With so much interest and drawing a large number of horses and
competitors, the show that began at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the north
field, lasted well into the afternoon hours.
One horse has been performing with in a family of three generations
in 4-H. The owner shared with pride how this 28-year-old has
performed well. Now white with small brown freckles, he might not be
recognized by others from years past as his coat has changed colors
On this day he made several trips to the ring with different members
of his family. This sweet gent knew just what to do and when to do
it, on entering the ring instantly giving a spirited performance.
Between sets, he rested himself conserving every bit of energy for
the next big opportunity with the next family rider.
Already worthy of a life-time achievement award, this horse still
has one more family rider coming up he has to see through 4-H. He
seemed to know he is much loved and appreciated as his gals spoke
softly to him.
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One other horse amazed spectators. In-tune with its rider they wove
smoothly around a line of poles with precision, grace and speed.
Quite a feat that required a lot of trust, familiarity and
communication; for the horse only had its right eye.
See the 2016 Logan
County Fair magazine
pages 6 through 8
on the Mount Pulaski Horse shows 1912 - 1936.