Friday, December 16, 2011
Team 23: Reilly
I will be riding my 19-year-old Quarter Horse gelding named Gus, and my 4-year-old Morgan filly named Windy. I have been riding horses for as long as I can remember. Gus is the second equine I have owned (before him came my childhood pony, and before that my dad would just put me in the saddle with him on his thoroughbred mares). I have had Gus since he was almost two and I can give him much credit for teaching me many things through the years. Windy is the third horse I have owned and I got her when she was a yearling. She is the first horse I have trained myself from the ground up. I enjoy trail riding as much as I can and when I can't make it to any trails, I ride the pastures, cropland, and backroads of Southwest Iowa. Gus and I have also been known give local kids horse rides, make appearances in the local parades, and chase the occasional cow if needed.