H&R contributors Kent and Charlene Krone are saddling up new equine trail partners. Charlene’s horse, Jake, is a 5-year-old, double-registered Tennessee Walking Horse/Spotted Saddle Horse. Kent’s 9-year-old mount, Cody, is a four-time world champion registered with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors Association, the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association, and the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association. “That [registration] doesn’t mean a thing on the trails, so Cody’s been earning his way as we go along,” Kent says with a smile.
“Both new horses are working out very well, are quite compatible, and are getting used to the varied type of riding we do,” adds Kent. “They both gait smoothly and can maintain it over distance.”
As for the Krones’ former trail mounts? “Cowboy and Nate are on permanent loan to two trail-riding sisters who live near us in Montana,” shares Kent.
(The Krones’ debut “Inspired Riding” column will appear in the March issue.)