Check out Morgan Billow and her horse Annie

Trigg Skoe

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By Trigg Skoe

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Morgan and her horse Annie came from the San Juan Islands in Washington to explore animal rehabilitation. As a freshman she was searching for where she fit in at CSU, then she found the Rocky Mountain Belles Drill team. Morgan loved the opportunities they offered to be involved in the equestrian community and the ability to take part in her first drill team experience.

Her horse Annie was hesitant at first. Annie is 15 years old and has always been a little timid, but Morgan loves her dearly. Drill team has been a great instructional experience for Annie and Morgan, strengthen their trust and connection. Morgan states that the trust around this relationship is very important and that when your horse “voices it opinion” you need to listen.

Her and her horse have been working together for five years and competed in reining, which is doing patterns as an individual. This was her first year on the Rocky Mountain Belles and she plans to continue working with them throughout her time at CSU. Morgan has a passion for riding, but it was almost ended with a fall. Before Annie, Morgan was out riding with a friend in a corral. Racing around, Morgan went flying down off a horse into the ground, shoulder first. The other horse in the corral had spooked her horse and it took a dive into a corner launching her down into the ground. Feeling woozy she stood up and it was apparent her shoulder had popped out of place and could be broken (it was broken). She had just got confirmation on getting Annie and was debating if it was all worth it. This fall of Morgan’s almost ended her love for riding, but luckily she got right back on the saddle after a quick few month recovery.

We can’t wait to see Morgan and the Rocky Mountain Belles at the Skyline Rodeo on April 5th at 7:00pm, April 6th at 7:00pm, and April 7th at 11:00am!