A few months ago I became certified to instruct Equine First Aid Certification Clinics through Equi-Health Canada! It's been the most rewarding adventure. I get to travel, meet fantastic new people and work with great horses. We breed arabians, warmbloods and mixes for sport horse purposes. I love dressage and train in classical dressage style. We have also had a lot of success training young horses in halter and eventually liberty. I pride myself on having exceptionally well mannered colts and fillies that are a breeze to start under saddle.
That is really awesome that you took a stb in. They make great horses for any discipline. They are also a lot of fun and smart as heck as well.
I race and ride them, and have been involved with them since 1989, my husband has had them since 1970, so you can probably tell they are our favorite breed. I have four stbs. at this point, Che (6, bay stud), Tattoo (9, bay gel), Steel (10, bay trotter gel pony), and Riley (5, bay trotter gel). They are all race horses, but Tattoo has been retired due to an unknown ailment- at this point he cannot be ridden or raced and is enjoying a life of leisure. Stbs as you might or might not know vary is size and looks, mine range from 14.3 (15 h in trotting feet) to 16.3 1/2, and dark bay to very light, with some white to none at all! from a Morgan/Arab looking pony, to a WB, to TB looking horses- two pace, two trot, and Tattoo who has no trotting blood at all can trot faster than the two who are pure bred trotters with no pace!
Your fella looks like a cool customer, and loads of fun... all the best of luck with him, he is a lucky boy that you took him in.
Hi Thanks. Che is a great looking horse, and stands out in a crowd. He's the best looking stb I have seen so far... which sounds bad coming from me as I own him! lol, but even people who have had million dollar stbs have said so, so it's not just me... but we love him for his personality first and foremost. He has great action, and is very brave so I think that he will do well in his future, hope so anyway! lol lol
He's supper bred, so that helps, a well bred horse is a well bred horse in any breed.
It is a bit of a challenge with a baby in toe!!! What have you done at the shows you've been to? The spring season has just started for us, went to Monarto HT on the weekend. Did an absolutely crap dressage test!!! can't remember ever being stone motherless last before. I got a bit tence before the test because I couldn't find some gear, so that didn't help. Oh, we got two thirds at the Royal Adelaide Show in the Section 4's. So that was good. The jumping phases at the HT were much better, Itchy's first Prelim round(95cm) had two silly stops x-country, but jumped a cracker of a round showjumping. 16th at the end.Glad to here you are doing some teaching again. Cheers Geoffrey
Yeah, a gypsey vanner, but also known as a 'gypsey cob', they're used here in the riding schools, which is where 'Merry Gerry' came from, they retired him, he was hard work, only I could get him going, so whenhe came up for sale I bought him. He's a real plod, I love him and he look after me, I'm still very much a novice.
Love your videos,
catch you later.