Appaloosa Journal

OCT 2018

Appaloosa Journal is the official publication of the Appaloosa Horse Club, the international registry for the Appaloosa horse.

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D ANGEROUSLY TRICKY RIDE 97 sisters have to say to those eager to bring their gymnastics skills to the horse's "stage": 1. Training is key. Rushing yourself or the horse is never good. You want to take your time and work your way up so there is a lot of built trust." – Angela 2. Be very careful and understand the risks involved for both you and your horse. – Jenessa 3. Get professional training. You never want to teach yourself trick riding be- cause it is so dangerous. – Angela 4. Make sure your horse is cut out for it so they don't get hurt. – Angela 5. Always warm up, cool down, and keep a lot of supplements on hand. – Angela So, What's Next? While most 20-year-olds are deciding what career path to ven- ture down, Angela and Jenessa are already making plans for their next big thing. "In the next couple of years, we're thinking about going to some larger out-of-state competitions," said Angela, who hopes to make trick riding a full-time career. While Jenessa doesn't have plans to retire from trick riding anytime soon, she is also planning on enrolling in equine massage classes in the next year or two. Whatever the next step may be for the Robertson sisters, it's undoubtedly going to involve some hooved partners! Angela and Ty, Fraser CO High Country Stampede Rodeo 07/2018, performing a trick called Slick Knee, photographer: Kevan Sheppard Angela on Ty and Jenessa on Quazar, photographer: Kevan Sheppard

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