The Manatee Horse Show has a number of talented young horse people. Yes, I called them young, and they are not all kids. They show expressions of love towards their horses and I could fill a year with all of those photos. The shows are held the first Sunday of the month at the Manatee Equestrian Center on Lena Rd. Here are just three from this year’s shows. It is so refreshing to see these young people taking the time to get know their horses and how to work with them with care and love. The lessons learned in dedication to this sport, the empathy towards their animals and each other, carries over into the rest of their lives.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Circle S Rodeo in Myakka held their bull riding competition with the proceeds going to Breast Cancer. As you can see, a number of cowboys were Tuff Enough to wear Pink and ride the bulls and some of the spectators were decked out in Pink as well – as you see the little girl in the last photo. Last year, the cowboys even donned pink bras. But none were seen this year. Too bad as that was quite a site last year. I think the pink shirts are PINK enough, though.