A Mini Horse Club Gymkhana was hosted by the Saguaros State Miniature & Shetland Pony Club at the Davis Ranch on Sunday the 30th of April. Twenty two members showed up, bringing with them about ten miniature horses and ponies. It turned out to be a beautiful day with no wind, rain or snow to spoil the atmosphere!
The morning was taken up with in hand gymkhana games including an egg balancing race that all had fun doing. I think that a few of us older adults found running with our mini’s was harder than when we were younger. There was a lot of huffing and puffing going on. By 11:15 all were tired so we broke for lunch and our horses had earned a drink of water and a snack.
After lunch those who had horses that drove proceeded to get hitched up for the driving games. Those that had proficient driving horses did some cantering which shows that these little horses can get there fast if need be! Others with newer driving horses kept to a trot or walk and all went well without any mishaps.
When all was said and done this Mini Horse Club Gymkhana will go down in the history book as a success. I think everyone received a prize and the horses got mint snacks! A few of the drivers checked out the bridge and water crossing as well as the hazards that are on the property.