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Feature of the Week: "Smasher" the Cowboy

Karate Institute of America Orange Belt Aidan “Smasher” Ligtvoet is expanding his wide interests to include horsemanship and settling in to the cowboy lifestyle. Here he is at the rail with his new equine buddy while he’s all duded up in boots, jeans, kerchief and riding helmet. Dig those glasses, too. Looking cool, man!

Catching a rear side look at a young man and his horse. Smasher is extremely smart, loves horses, and will make a great equestrian. He’s attentive to every little detail and has done a lot of reading and research into horses and how to care for them.

Time to get mounted!

As every good horseman knows, after every ride you’ve got to take care of your best friend—showering, brushing, grooming, cleaning those delicate feet and making sure he’s well fed.

Changing his riding helmet for a very cool looking black cowboy hat, Smasher walks off into the sunset after a great day of being a cowboy and learning about cowboy ways!