Snickers and me.

I am 3 years old so my grandma has to write this for me. She is a barefoot practitioner and a hoof boot advocate.

I have been using Easyboot Gloves for my horse “Carol’s Snickers Bar” aka “Snicker Poodle Doodle” for about a year and a half. Mom has to help me put them on because they fit so nice. I am waiting for my very own trail boots so I can put them on myself.

About my horse: he is a solid-colored paint horse. I am a very lucky girl to have him to ride. He is well known for having been a good reined cow horse with that “look at me, I’m special attitude”. Some very famous people rode him as a 3 and 4 year old. My Grandma rode him in some shows, my mom won year-end in the senior limited on him and now I get to ride him. He is 25 years young now and is still as spunky as when he was a 4 year old. He isn’t what you would typically call a “kids horse”. He thinks he is still 4.

I am attaching a picture of my first trail ride yesterday where I ride all by myself and no help from mom or grandma. Please notice that Snickers is loving his Gloves. We walked and trotted over lots of downed logs and deadfall that can poke hour horses heel bulbs and make them take a short step. With my Gloves we can negotiate these and hidden rocks with no problems. When we got home from this ride we went into the big arena and I practiced Clinton Anderson’s cruising exercise at the lope so I can go fast on the trail by myself. Mom won’t let me do that out on the trail for more than a few strides right now.

If we lope a lot on the trail she holds that dang lead rope. I’v been trying to figure out how to get rid of it without her knowing. Oh, I also use the Gloves when I barrel race my horse. Now all I have to do is figure out how to get Mom off the end of the lead when I do that too. Shhhh, don’t tell her but Grandma and I are working on it. Oh, and don’t tell Grandma that I am trying to figure out how to get her horse to ride next, shhhh.

Name: Boo Nicholson with help from granmda (Rhea Benko)
Address: Arroyo Grande, California, USA
Equine Discipline: Trail
Favorite Boot: Easyboot Glove