Hi, I am sure she would be happy to talk with you, but will ask her before posting information. He is a wonderful little guy. His sire is georgeous, and I think her plans include Dressage for him. Donna.
whew sorry for all the misspells. I do believe I was falling asleep while writing that entry! Last night was exhilarating but once the adrenalin rush over, I just wanted to collapse. Bad behavior is so rare for Tess but when it happens I've just vowed to never let her get away it. Looking back, I am actually glad to be going to work today (where life's a bit tamer).
it WAS warm but now cold front, 37 degrees tonight, dark and windy. Tess was energetic which unfortunately can transmit into stubborn temper tantrums. She tried very hard to buck me off in a sequence energetic flip flops at the bottom of a hill...you know, it's just SO SO HARD to think about walking up that LONG hill. I make her walk up...She thinks, "my mother abuses me so..." haha, poor Tess, her mother really does not love her enough to be so mean. I just made her attack that hill repeatedly until she decided to wallk up nicelely.
Then wem leave the evil pasture, tempi change down the road to the home barn floating across the asphalt wiht her mother imagining down the road, back to the barn, in a perfect passage.
Couldn't ask for
Thankfully for this 52 yo woman, dressage has taught me to sit deeply, confidently, and drive the honey/bitch forward.
We both survived
I have been working on this place for several years, first we had a run-in shed and a small paddock. we moved here in 2000, I had an antique Pony, about 40 years old, and my 25 yr old first Morgan, stallion, I loved so much, Pony was my children's mount and I bought the Morgan as a yearling. Just got the barn finished and the pony died and then in the same fall my Morgan fell and broke his leg. I thought we were both going to die, I still dream about riding him and hope when I move to the next life he will be there.
I'm in no hurry, got to get on to raising this special foal and I hope for more.
This is quite an interesting site, to see other people's horses, read their concerns and interests, and make a new friend how loves horses too.
I looked at the site where the horse was lunged ?? can't remember ..and became muscled and collected over a period of time,
I want the book The Art of Lunging so I can use that along with my riding to build my horses bodies.
I'll post another pic soon of my little Morgan buddy, he hasn't been ridden much yet, I was in no hurry because I wanted his head to get settled, he was too spunky for me at first, I don't want to get thrown and break anything, I love to ride and am being careful.
How much is the board where you live? In this area it ranges from $275 for min. (no indoor riding) to the sky is the limit. My instructor has an arena, see her site at On Eagle's Wings Farm, Plainfield IN, and see her horses too, she charges about $325, may be going up.
How far away is your barn? any chance to get her home? and sometimes home isn't the answer, cause if you go away there is always a struggle to find someone DEPENDABLE
I am just figuring out this board and wanted to send you private message. But anyway...YOUR horses are so beautiful! I am so jealous you have TWO andalusians and, it appears, your own farm! I know little about andalusian bloodlines, but learning and also interested in the history of iberian breeds over the centuries.
thanks again about your comments but Tess looks SO different since she has started dressage trainer. And please know that is NOT ME riding her. I am just lucky to board at a barn with an FEI rider who is desperate to ride but horseless. She had never ridden andalusian and was VERY skeptical about perch aspect but now has changed her mind!
I should show you before and after photos, after 4 months Tess is conformationally a different horse. I really could use a similar bootcamp myself, in more ways than one. Barb