Teaching your domesticated canine or feline companion to heed your commands and follow instructions may not be as challenging as one might imagine. However, when it comes to instructing and guiding equine animals, the task can prove to be more demanding than anticipated.
Tommie Turvey, an individual associated with Equine Extremist, possessed an illustrious reputation as a daredevil performer and lifelong equestrian. Turvey specialized in training horses for live spectacles, cinematic productions, and an assortment of clients. Recently, he showcased his skills at the esteemed 70th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show.
During the event, Turvey captivated the audience with his cherished horse, Pokerjoe, who became adored for his delightful comedic acts, ultimately earning the distinction of being immortalized as a Breyer horse model.
As Tommie Turvey and Pokerjoe’s names were announced at the National Horse Show, the horse elegantly trotted into the arena, with Turvey perched atop its back. Following a salute to the onlooking spectators, Pokerjoe swiftly unraveled his saddle, causing Turvey to tumble off the horse’s back. Overwhelmed by affection, the horse proceeded to shower Turvey with kisses. Eventually, Pokerjoe playfully collapsed onto the ground as part of the routine, much to Turvey’s surprise.
Turvey attempted various techniques to encourage the horse to rise to its feet again, but all his endeavors proved futile. The methods employed by Turvey to revive Pokerjoe elicited uproarious laughter from the audience. A medley of songs played in the background, prompting the duo to adapt their performance accordingly.
Once the horse regained its footing, Turvey made multiple attempts to mount its back. However, Pokerjoe had alternate intentions, adamantly refusing to allow Turvey to sit astride and instead embarking on a playful pursuit around the arena. In a final bid to elude the galloping horse, Turvey resorted to leaping over the arena boundary.
The pair continued to delight the audience at the National Horse Show with a series of captivating acts. Ultimately, Pokerjoe sauntered out of the arena upon the conclusion of their performance, while Turvey reclined on the horse’s back, waving a white flag as a symbol of peace with his spirited equine companion.