Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show 2012

Last weekend, my husband and I attended the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.  Wow, we saw some fantastic horses!  In an outdoor ring, yearling fillies strutted their stuff.  The poise of these youngsters amazed me.  Then we walked over to another outdoor ring for a reining competition.  The agility and flexibility of the Arabian breed is wonderful.  They can stop and turn on a dime.  Last, we headed to the main show ring for an English Pleasure class.  If you enjoy horses, I strongly recommend a trip to the show in 2013.  Kids under twelve years of age are free.  A cowgirl’s hat’s off to Scottsdale for hosting this great event – it shows why my hometown of Scottsdale is “The West’s Most Western Town”. 

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.