The trials and tribulations of a city girl training her hunters.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
On the Buckle...
I got to the barn the other day to find a bunch of people riding out. I was so excited and got Willow tacked up for her first ride off of the property. I was not sure what would happen but hoped for the best. All I can say is she was a wonderful girl. We rode a little more than 2.5 hours, which was the longest ride for her by far! Towards the end, she definitely was tired, but we only W/T. (mostly at a walk) No one on the ride could believe it was her first time out! She is going to be a perfect field hunter! There were dogs, cars, motorcycles, roads, new horses, and streams...and she didn't even flinch :)
This is a clip before we left.
This is a clip during our beautiful fall ride.
On another note. Lilly is now on doxy because of the wound on her upper leg. Her leg was filling with fluid and the wound was not getting better.
Lilly is a '04 Bay Overo Paint/Percheron PMU mare, who I have had since she was 1.5 years old. When I got her, she was barely halter broke, and now we compete in local horse shows. She is very good natured and smart, but sometimes stubborn.
Willow is a 07 Dark Bay Shire/Dutch Harness filly that I just got 3/2009. Already at 2, she is 16.2 hands tall. She was raised on an Amish farm, thus, we have had to deal with a lot of trust issues. We have come a long way already. She is a very laid back filly, who now loves all the attention she can get! In the future, I would like to use her for fox hunting and cross country.
Bright n Stormy (Stella)
Stella is a 'o6 OTTB filly I just got in November from Laural Park racetrack. She was a turf horse, but turf season is over. She has a big personality, and I will be training her to be a show horse.