TOP TEAM: Sean Lennon spins with Frankie Blue Eyes at the Calliope Sliders Club.
TOP TEAM: Sean Lennon spins with Frankie Blue Eyes at the Calliope Sliders Club. Ebony Battersby

Cowboy finds perfect match with Frankie Blue Eyes

HE is a painter by day and a horseman at every spare opportunity.

Sean Lennon and his favourite companion Frankie Blue Eyes are brothers in arms and more than a little confident in each other's abilities.

"Nothing beats a good run down with Frankie," he said.

"We're both self-proclaimed weapons."

The 28-year-old avid Blues supporter relocated to the Sunshine State nine years ago and finds himself a key component of the current make-up of the Calliope Sliders Club.

"I love the club, the discipline it has taught me and the overall bettering of myself since I've been a part of it," he said.

"I'm always learning here, and they also know how to put on a good party."

The club appeal is amplified by the social aspect of being a cowboy.

Travelling up to 700 kilometres to compete in a show combines everything great about becoming a Slider.

"The Gatton show last year was probably my best performance so far," he said.

"Pitting yourself against others in the same spot is the best way to see the flaws in yourself and to build confidence."

Riding for just on 18 months, Mr Lennon has found his perfect match in four-year-old stallion Frankie Blue Eyes.

Together, they make a formidable team.



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