All around the world, there are people with all sorts of different talents that never fail to impress at any moment. It is either a God-given gift or something that they have learned over their lives and I am not talking about talents that might be very common such as singing, soccer, etc, but talents that are one in a million and leave us in awe. I mean, in some scenarios, it is absolutely hard to believe that people are capable of doing such things.
When it comes to horses, there are a lot of talented people as well and among all these talented people, there are a few who have shown exceptional skills and this is not the most surprising fact. The most surprising fact is that the majority of these people are young children who although having such little experience with horses, have proved themselves to stand right there with people with professional careers.
Imagine riding a galloping horse around the arena. Then imagine dropping your stirrups, letting go of your reins, and performing some acrobatics, all while your horse continues at a gallop. The feat takes some serious confidence and skill, yet it’s all just part of another day for this family of children trick riders. Trick riding is dangerous. Riders must be part gymnasts, part skilled equestrians.
They must trust their horses to maintain an even path, to not trip, and to never veer off course. And the riders must trust their own skills enough to know that they won’t fall off or lose their balance in the midst of a trick. It’s no small challenge, yet these child trick riders make it all look easy. According to the Trixie Chicks Trick Riders, trick riding originated with Cossack soldiers who used it as an advantage in battle.
It was gradually adopted by the American cowboy and then became a rodeo competition. Today, trick riding is commonly seen as entertainment and is often featured during rodeos. I might say that this video is like an emotional rollercoaster as soon as you start watching it. Please have a look at the video below and let us know what you think.