Guy McLean, horse­man, is back to thrill

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - THE GROOVE -

AU­DI­ENCES have been told to ex­pect the un­ex­pected of world class horse­man­ship when Guy McLean gal­lops into the Moss­man Show­grounds arena.

An in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned Aus­tralian horse­man and en­ter­tainer who splits his time be­tween Aus­tralia and Amer­ica, McLean will be bring­ing his spec­tac­u­lar show to Moss­man. McLean said he was ex­cited. “I did the Moss­man Show a few times, and it was just a won­der­ful lit­tle com­mu­nity show,” he said.

“I have done some big shows in Amer­ica where you are fa­mous be­fore you get there but for a show like this you are per­form­ing in front of peo­ple who have never seen you per­form be­fore so you have to be on top of your game.

“I will be rid­ing in af­ter an­other act so you re­ally have to prove your­self.”

Through his shows McLean hopes to in­spire the next gen­er­a­tion.

“Af­ter shows in Amer­ica I have kids come up to me and say they want to be stock­men now be­cause of the show, so I think we need to come back home so we have Aus­tralian kids say­ing they want to be stock­men and work with cat­tle,” McLean said.

He is sure to wow crowds with his per­for­mance, in­clud­ing one of his most well-known sig­na­ture moves.

“One that I do is some­thing I cre­ated where I lie down a geld­ing call Teddy who used to be very in­se­cure.

“I get him to lie down on the ground and the other three horses will then go over him,” he said.

“It just shows all it takes is some­one to be­lieve in you and you can do amaz­ing things.”

That is some­thing McLean tries to leave the au­di­ence be­liev­ing, de­vot­ing a lot of his time to encouraging young chil­dren to be­lieve in them­selves.

McLean said that as a child he had also suf­fered from shy­ness.

“I think peo­ple walk away from the equine show want­ing to some­how be bet­ter peo­ple,” he said.

“Ex­pect things you have never seen be­fore from a boy who grew up lov­ing his coun­try and want­ing to take it to the rest of the world.”

Guy McLean is re­turn­ing to Moss­man Show

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