I have been riding since I was 6 years old and have done a few different disciplines...Dressage, Jumping, Carriage Driving...but I have gone back to my true passion - Dressage. I'm currently working through my EC Rider Levels to get my Coaching Certification.
I came across your page , and wanted to introduce myself and my hobby.
My name is Gary Glaser and I am the mounted commander of the 9th New York Cavalry and live in Binbrook, not to far from you . I belong to a group of equine enthusiasts that enjoy living historians and American civil war, we are the 9th NY cavalry.
The Ninth New York Cavalry has been reactivated by ain the portrayal of the life of the Federal Horse Soldier. As a group, we participate in living history encampments, re-enactments, and giving informative lectures throughout the year in both Ontario and the U.S.
I have been meaning to email Wendy, so I will let her know everything too. Sophia is doing great! We went to the RCRA for a show last Sunday. It was her first time at the RCRA and our first test (Training Level 1) she was looking at everything. The sunlight was coming in at strange angles and she spooked a bunch. However, we made it through the test and managed a 51. 435%. The second time we went in, Soph seemed to take it all in and process it and we did an awesome test. We were second in our class with a 62%. I was so proud of her for overcoming her fears and doing a good test. How is it going for you? Are you still riding and showing with Wendy?
Hi Yes we had a morgan mare, her name was Golden Harmony... we leased her for a number of years. Her owner (who outgrew her-- but loved her and wouldn't sell her) didn't know that she was being abused by the girl who leased her before us. By the time we got her she was a mental mess... she broke the girls arm for her over a fence and would no longer show... my sister and I worked long and hard on her (she was our first horse) but we turned her around and she ended up giving my sister some really amazing rides (I got another horse of my own by the time she was ready to show again). I learned to love the morgan breed with Harmony as their ambasador... My best friend also rode one called Acanac Kandu (think that is the right spelling... remember this was in the early 80's... I am old!!!) and he was a real charmer... he won against some pretty tough dressage compition! I am out of Ingersoll, but am orriginally from London... what is your farm name if you don't mind me asking??? I am not even sure if the Acanac Farm is still around since I raced for many years and have been out for many more.... but they were the farm of choice for morgans in my day.
for more information about the Dressage Canada technical advisor position I reccommend that you contact Christine Peters at cpeters@equinecanada
Applications are accepted up to August 7th. (eek, not much time, sorry)
I wasn't able to be there either as I had a gig on Saturday night. Probably the best person to ask would be Linda. I've heard that it was a great evening. There's always next time. Cheerz! Dorothy :-)
Thanks so much! My girl, Lexus, (the silver black one) is due to foal any day now. I love them so much. They're treated like little A Circuit princes and princesses LOL. Lexus and Royal (the buckskin) are here forever. My other stallion is for sale (can't have two stallions and one mare lol). My other reason for selling him is that I'm looking to add a big horse into my life once again. Can't wait to see your Grandparent's minis...