This Saddlebred helmet cam compilation will give you goosebumps and make you want to go buy copious amounts of Mane N’ Tail all at once.
OK, this is seriously cool, ya’ll. Let me set the scene for you:
You’re preparing for a big night of competition, and all of your close friends and helpers are assisting with the final preparations. Your horse is proudly groomed within inches of his life and you’ve got your best show apparel on for the night’s festivities.
You hear the call for your class, and you swing astride your horse while taking a deep breath and turning on your helmet cam.
You make the trek from the stabling to the main arena, where the lights are ablaze and people have come from far and wide to see you compete.
Finally, the time has come, and your horse pricks his ears and arches his neck, anticipating the moment when he’ll get to do what he’s come to love: show off for his many adoring fans.
You strut down the runway and into the blaze of fluorescent light and screaming fans. With each pair that enters, the crowd is whipped into more a frenzy, and your night officially begins.
Sound like an exaggeration? It’s not. You have to check out this awesome helmet cam compilation from World’s Championships for American Saddlebreds. This video is from 2013, and the competition is held in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.
The video shows Melissa Moore on Double O’Deuce, Melinda Moore on Attache’s Royal Crown and Lionel Ferreira on Marc Of Charm, as well as coach Danette Musselman, who wears a chest cam on the rail. The riders participated in the Five Gaited World’s Grand Championship. I’m sure I’m not the only one who had goosebumps as the pairs strutted their stuff around the arena.
Competing on the gaited circuit requires the best of care and maintenance for the horses. Fortunately, Fleeceworks provides a selection of gaited pads featuring both Therawool and Sheepskin to ensure the horse’s comfort as well as the fit of the saddle. These pads, and the technology within them, provide riders with peace of mind when it comes to competing at the top levels of their sport.
Go riding, and Go Fleeceworks!