EOT Wranglers riding to win
Notice the horses at the end of the recent New York Mills Summer Celebration Parade? How about the performances at the Perham Rodeo and last weekends East Otter Tail County Fair? Those horses are ridden by members of the East Otter Tail Wranglers 4-H group. Of the nearly 50 4-H participants, only a handful are from NY Mills.
“There is only about four or five of us and a couple from Bluffton, the rest are all Perham and Detroit Lakes,” said Makayla Brauch, oldest of the NY Mills participants. Besides Brauch, the NY Mills students include Danielle Engebretson, Sarah Larson, Hannah Larson and Kadence Brauch.
Since she was 3-years-old, Brauch has been riding horses. She started riding competitively around the age of 10. Now a New York Mills High School junior, Brauch along with the other members of the EOT Wranglers have six regular horse shows a year, as well as 15 other events they attend.
At the competitive level, Brauch really enjoys “games, which is barrel racing, jumping, figure eight, pole leaping,” she said. She and many of the people in 4-H compete both western style and English style. read entire story. . . .