Family show off trick riding skills
TWO little girls and three big horses had spectators nervous as they stepped into the arena at Monto showgrounds last Saturday.
But Breanna Cook, 16, and seven-year-old Holly Cook’s first big performance of their Liberty horse work went off to huge applause.
“Practising for this performance has been the main focus this term. We train every afternoon and most weekends,” Breanna said.
Although she also competes in campdrafting and is renown locally for her trick-riding, she said Liberty horse work was her favourite at the moment.
“I like it because it’s the most unique thing that I can do, so I want to keep going and get even better at it”
The performance opened with Breanna cantering into the stage on her horse, Scooter, and another horse Sundance, with Holly and her horse, LeRoy, hidden under a tarp.
After pulling the tarp off Holly and LeRoy, the girls performed tricks on and off horseback, all of which required incredible control and understanding of the animals.
Breanna Cook Practising for this performance has been the main focus this term.
“There was one act where Holly had to ride one handed and with no stirrups – that’s pretty good when she’s only seven,” Breanna said proudly.
The show ended with LeRoy sitting down and the girls and other horses bowing to the crowd.
SKILLED: Breanna and Holly Cook wowed the crowds with their Liberty horse work last Saturday.