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Sticking To It

When an outbreak of equine herpes led to a quarantine in public horse arenas, the organizers of the Davis County, Utah, Sheriff’s Mounted Posse Junior Queen Contest delayed the event. But when the quarantine continued, they decided to proceed — without the horses. The girls were asked to instead ride in on stick horses. “It’s kind of weird,” admitted former queen Savanna Steed, but the idea has an advantage: “Instead of using horses, we are testing the girls’ knowledge and ability to adapt,” said Posse member Kim Jensen. “This will test if they know the pattern,” rather than relying on their horses. (AC/KSL Salt Lake City) ...Now you know: young rodeo queens are not one-stick— er, one-trick ponies.
Original Publication Date: 29 May 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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