Gymkhana



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The final event of a Cavalcade, Gymkhana is the action packed, precision sport of the equestrian world. A good Gymkhana horse must have the speed of a race horse, the turning quickness and agility of a cutting horse and the control and responsiveness of the stock horse. The word `Gymkhana' is thought to have originated in India, probably meaning 'games on horseback'. Events are designed for competition between riders which bring into play the abilities of the rider and the speed and handiness of the horse. A number of events such as Barrel Racing, Pole Bending and the Keyhole Race, can be found at gymkhanas throughout the United States.
Photos at Harlan
Practicing for gymkhana events using slicker for a barrel Preparing to practice for gymkhana events (note lack of saddle bags, feed bags and rain slickers) Practicing for gymkhana events using slicker for a barrel
Photos at Cattle Headquarters
Flag racing at Gymkhana Gymkhana at Cattle Headquarters - Heading Burros Gymkhana at Cattle Headquarters - Two crews ready for competition Gymkhana at Cattle Headquarters - Barrel Racing Gymkhana awards Barrel racing at Gymkhana Barrel racing at Gymkhana Barrel racing at Gymkhana Pole bending at Gymkhana Gymkhana at Cattle Headquarters - Barrel Racing Flag racing at Gymkhana Flag relay at Gymkhana Steer penning at Gymkhana Steer penning at Gymkhana Steer penning at Gymkhana Steer penning at Gymkhana Steer penning at Gymkhana The winning Gymkhana crew. Pole bending at Gymkhana