Lit­tle cow­boy woos crowd

Central and North Burnett Times - - MT PERRY SHOW -

TWO-YEAR-OLD Ja­cob Am­mann was an at­trac­tion in his own right at Satur­day’s Mt Perry Show.

“People have been run­ning up ask­ing if they can take his pic­ture all day,” mum Rita said dur­ing the show.

The lit­tle cow­boy rode his horse, Mr Magic, in var­i­ous un­der-9 com­pe­ti­tions, where he was by far the youngest en­trant.

Rid­ing coach Deb­bie MacArthur has been in­struct­ing sad­dle classes for 20 years and said she had “never seen any­thing like him”.

“He is a lit­tle prodigy!” she said.

“We only started him in Fe­bru­ary and he can al­ready han­dle all dif­fer­ent sizes of horses.”

Ja­cob’s older sis­ter Makayla, 7, was also com­pet­ing on Satur­day, astride her horse, Lucky.

“He wasn’t so lucky to­day though,” she said.

Ja­cob had a nap af­ter lunch and was not pleased at all to be wo­ken up for his af­ter­noon events in the ring.

“Just wait…” mum said.

Sure enough, as he came trot­ting back af­ter the lead-line bar­rel race Ja­cob’s face was brightly lit up with a smile.

“He is al­ways happy when he’s on a horse,” Rita said.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

LITTLECOWBOY: Two- year- old Ja­cobAm­man­nwas the youngest­manon horse­back at theMt Perry Show.

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