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Junior Sandoval's beautiful white horse has been one of my

favorites to watch at these competitions. 

He always holds himself with pride and confidence,

and is decked out with some lovely, fancy tack.

 

Z-Spear Ranch

Travis Shiew Memorial Roping Competition

Flagstaff, Arizona

 

Pardners...

Junior Sandoval's beautiful white horse has been one of my

favorites to watch at these competitions. 

He always holds himself with pride and confidence,

and is decked out with some lovely, fancy tack.

 

Z-Spear Ranch

Travis Shiew Memorial Roping Competition

Flagstaff, Arizona

 

comments (11)

Nice shot, Elizabeth, two lovely horses, but the white one is a beauty.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Frank! I do love Junior's horse - I'll have to find out his name...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Nov 2015, 02:48
The grey horse seems to have a short muzzle [snout??], Elizabeth...does this indicate it is a different variety of horse from the other ones?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: True, Ray, and I don't really have an answer for you. All of these horses are of the American Quarter Horse breed (bred for their speed at short distances). Looking back at my photos, there seems to be quite a variety of muzzle length. This beauty is a bit more compact all around than some of the others, including his roan buddy, here. He has a shorter neck, and length, and is a little shorter in height as well. Next time I see Junior - I'll ask, and will let you know what I find out!
They seem being in perfect osmosis Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They certainly seemed to be good friends!
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 19 Nov 2015, 06:12
My comment was to be the same as Ray's so thank you for your response, Elizabeth. The shorter muzzle is rather attractive
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You're welcome - and thank you! I'll keep you posted if I get an answer!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Nov 2015, 06:35
Indeed he is a smart confident animal
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's wonderful to watch him!
I am sure it keeps them fit and healthy Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It definitely does - Billy Bob Lane is testament to that! smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Nov 2015, 07:34
The white horse certainly seems to thinks he's better than the brown one! But then he's ridden by a chap with a proper hat and not a baseball cap smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You could be right! Junior always decks himself out as well as his horse!
Waiting patiently for their command. They're beauties.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are, Mary - Beautiful and smart!!
I'm far from being a horse expert but this breed seems to be quite stocky across the top of their front legs, and presumably the rear legs also, and I'm thinking it is all this muscle that is used to give the short distance speed you mentioned to Ray.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You're absolutely right, Brian! The Quarter Horse is small but strong- you are right that they are broad across the chest and the hind legs - giving them amazing strength, agility and speed. If you've never seen a cutting horse chase down a calf in the field - it's something to behold!
great shot to convey the overall scene and feel, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Ayush!
They look tough working horses Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They are indeed, Bill. Strong, smart and eager.

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