POTD: Stability

Stability Bozeman, Montana 2012

This rider was demonstrating how steady and stable this horse is amid noisy and startling distractions. You can’t really see it in the photo because it’s blurred due to movement, but the guy was repeatedly cracking a bull whip in the air. The most the horse did while all this was going on was to raise a leg a little bit as shown in this photo. I’d have been even more impressed if the guy had dropped the reins while he stood in the saddle. However his not doing so probably had more to do with his own abilities rather than the horse’s.  That’s one rock-steady or else very deaf horse.]]>