Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Sports & Rec Show Part 2: Cowboys, Dragonboat Racers and J-Lo

This guy in his cowboy gear was working at the booth for the Texas Longhorn Ranch.
This is the ranch.  Funny, I thought that being from Texas, it would be bigger...
These awesome women are members of the Rowbust Dragonboat Racing Team.  Founded in 2000, the team now has close to 50 members, all breast cancer survivors, and promotes physical and mental well-being for those living with breast cancer.  For more information, go to their website.
This is J-Lo, a 13 year old quarter horse, who was the most lovely, patient horse I've ever met (not that I've met a lot of horses).  She's done the show circuit a lot (like her namesake) which accounts for her tranquil nature, given the amount of noise that was going on around her, including the sounds of paintball guns.  
J-Lo's equally lovely and informative handler gave us a demonstration of the horse's fancy footwork.  Apparently, it is very difficult for a horse to keep it's body facing front while sidestepping, and it is only after a lot of patient training is it able to do so.
I also learned a surprising amount about horse's teeth, and that the set at the front (so winningly modeled by J-Lo above--yikes, talk about tartar buildup!) are for pulling grass into their mouth, and then the teeth at the back of their mouth is used for chewing.  There is a sizeable space between the two sets of teeth, which allows for the placement of a bit in their mouth without hurting their teeth.

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