Monday, March 18, 2013

Fire horse, endurance riding - Full Article

By Andy Siefert
Mon, Mar 18th, 2013

Fillmore County resident Barry Saylor is a horse endurance rider. Horses, is what he does. “It’s all I do. I don’t do tennis or play golf. I do horses,” Saylor said.

Saylor’s horses are Paddy and Mini. He prefers short names. “It’s important for me to have something that rolls off the tongue,” he said. “Easy.”

Paddy is 11-years-old and Mini is 10-years-old. They’re Arabians and according to Saylor, both are at their peak for endurance riding.

“Mini is the dominant one,” Saylor said, “Mellow. He’s come a long way from when I got him.”

“Paddy,” Saylor added, “is hot, explosive. He’s got as much fire in his belly as any horse I’ve ever ridden.” But Saylor, passionate about his horses, agreed that he has a bit of that fire inside him too. “I like that fire,” he said. “Everyone has to ride the horse that they like...”

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