Archive for August, 2010

Georgetown H.T.

August 18, 2010

This past weekend, we put the truck on auto pilot and ended up in one of our favorite places. Team CEO always puts on a great event and there’s no better mini trial in the area. The courses are very friendly, inviting and built to give confidence.

Lourie and Max
This was a big step for this new pair. Lourie and Max have been working very hard over the past couple of months and it showed. Max has recently developed a lovely, soft, canter on the bit (in both directions), a positive work ethic and the emerging topline to show for it. This off track Tb. is becoming more and more consistant in his work and truly loves his new job. Max and Lourie put in a respectable dressage test with only a couple of hiccups from Max’s enthusiasm to show off his leads. They were 4th after dressage. A picture perfect cross country round, and another double clear stadium round ended their first horse trial in 3rd. place–finishing on their dressage score out of 11 starters in their division. We’re so proud of this pair and know we’ll continue to see great results in their future.

Jeri and Euroshon

This weekend was a bit of an opportunity to get off of the farm and school over a very nice course. Eurosohn had not been ridden consistantly over the past month and I wondered what I’d have under me. However, I forgot to tell my equine partner and he tried very hard to put his best hoof forward with every step. This little bay gelding is always full of surprises. Like his sire, I have discovered that even under inconsistant circumstances, he starts off both mentally and physically, right where he left off. I LOVE this horse! He was an absolute blast!! Another lovely dressage test, a strong double clear cross country, and unfortunately one lazy rail dropped him to a 4th place finish in the beginner novice division. I am so pleased with the confidence that has come out in this guy. He has really come into his own self this year and is ready to begin moving on to bigger jumps and harder work.
A BIG thank you to Mindy for taking care of the critters while we were away.

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Aristocracy Brings Smiles

August 3, 2010

We gladly welcome our newest aquisition, “The Aristocrat” to the WRF string of horses. This gorgeous 17.2h. gelding is already a barn favorite. He has personality plus and is absolutely stunning!! He has been ridden through the Preliminary level and will now be focusing his talents as Jeri’s dressage mount for 2011. We are absulutely giddy with excitement over our new family member. Come see him, and bring carrots! Photo coming soon………