Rusty and The Stoner. Photograph by Merri Melde.
Rusty Toth and Farrabba, otherwise known as The Stoner or Redford, got first place and Best Condition award at the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona’s 50 Mile event at Halloween at McDowell Mountain Regional Park in Scottsdale. They completed the 50 mile event in Easyboot Gloves and they did their victory laps at the Scottsdale show in Gloves, too.
The best part for me was being able to watch people interact with the horse and rider while they waited to enter the ring. He was definitely unlike most other horses there because he has a long hair coat that no amount of Show Sheen could hide; no bridle path; his was the only rider wearing tights and running shoes; and the horse had these strange boots on his front feet. He got lots of looks from passers-by. I’m just not sure what they were most intrigued by.
The touch. Photograph by Merri Melde.
The Stoner has come a long way since his steel shoes were pulled in June, 2009. Thank goodness for Easyboots.
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