Sad­dle Chat

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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.)

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