AOL does something with these videos that reduces quality, but maybe you'll get the idea. I wanted you to see Blue's fantastic gait, called a foxtrot. Notice the characteristic head-nodding, and listen to the rhythm of his feet. Gaited horses can go at that speed all day without tiring. It's difficult for riders on Tennessee Walkers and Missouri Foxtrotters to ride with a group on regular trotting horses, because of their speed; the gaited horses are always out in front, and have to stop and wait for quarter horses and such to catch up.
I don't actually have to use my "mounting bucket" to get on Blue, but it's easier on both of us when I do.
Cliff was in the middle of doing something when I enlisted his help as a cameraman, and expressed some frustration at being interrupted; that's what I refer to in the credits of my little movie.