Doing Tricks On Moving Horse Is Real Treat For Oli Leininger
Trick or treat?
Usually that is a one-orthe- other question asked annually on the last day of October.
In the rare case of Olivia Leininger, she gets both at the same time and doesn’t even have to pose the question to do so.
The 14-year-old Scobey High School freshman-to-be is a trick rider. She is going into her second full season of riding a horse and doing tricks while it is in motion, at a pretty decent pace it should be noted. Tricks like the Back Breaker, Full Fender, Hippadrome, One Foot Stand, Shoulder Stand (upside down), Shoulder Stand (upside down), Side Back Bend, Stroud (where she stands out to the side) and Vaults.
To answer the question being thought about right this moment, yes, she does get paid for her trick-riding abilities.
“Her blood runs in horsemanship,” said her mother, Dana, last week during an interview at the Leininger home located along Highway 5 midway between Flaxville and Madoc. It is where father Kory and siblings Liam, Isaac and Charlotte also reside. “It’s in her DNA for sure” (great grandfather Robert Leininger of Westby, Montana was just inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame and Montana Rodeo Hall of Fame).
This story of “Oli” begins six summers ago when she was in third ...