Thoroughbreds can do

Building a Bond with an OTTB

Jul 24, 2010

Molly and Antioch after just four months have built a bond and trust between them that could never be matched if she had purchased a ‘made’ horse. Starting a young horse or an off-the-track Thoroughbred takes time and dedication. Most teenage girls just want to be showing and winning ribbons not spending time training a horse. Molly is different, she is enjoying the training process and is taking the time to do all the little steps that will allow her to bond with Anitoch and they will become partners. Watch this video of Molly and Antioch and see how doing ground work and spending time has paid off with a special bond. Great work Molly.

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TK’s Turn Turns Up For Dinner

Nov 29, 2010

TK (TK’s Turn) is such a character – he figured out that my appearance often means dinner or at least treats, so he comes right up to check. He sticks his head through the tack room window while I’m getting dinner ready. He gets along great with Cor (Cortableau) and Tilla (my Appy mare who…

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Painted Black is “Bella”

Aug 13, 2009

Bella (Painted Black) is doing very well! She is a very congenial filly….takes things in stride and very matter of fact. She has put on weight nicely and her coat has a great sheen to it. Just doing some stretching and general handling….she is my baby.

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Smart Eddie

Smart Eddie is Dapper Eddie

Jan 16, 2012

Eddie is 100% sound and doing great after a foot abscess. He has been very spoiled by his new parents and grandparents. He has a new wardrobe head to tail and his custom fit saddle is on it’s way:) he has a great personality and is super smart.

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Hunter, Jumper? OTTB Does Dressage!

Jun 29, 2009

Classical dressage is the basis for all riding disciplines. It is all about learning to communicate with your horse so that there is a harmony and balance. I like to call it, “Meditation in Motion”. Jumping should be just dressage over fences rather than the yanking and pulling that you see from so many jumper riders.

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What Every Woman Wants – a Great “Groom”!

Sep 25, 2008

I just wanted to let you know how delighted I am with my “Mail Order Groom”. He is beautiful, and seems very quiet and sane and very sweet! I’ve not done much with him as he seems a little stiff and footsore (my farrier has also trimmed him), just some ground work, a little lunging…

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Austin’s Wolf is “Reserved” at Seven

Sep 9, 2009

Hi Elizabeth and Barry, We did our usual Hunters on Saturday and Equitation on Sunday, doing well in light of the fact that riding has been hit or miss for a couple of weeks due to work and weather.  Despite only getting in one ride this week leading up to the show, Wolfie was a…

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OTTB Little Silic Anticipates Meeting New Trainer

May 20, 2008

My trainer is coming on Friday to see if “Shaman” (Little Silic) will load, she is so excited for us!! She is a wonderful trainer! She has invited us to come to dressage clinic at her beautiful barn the third week in July. We have some work to do first to make sure “Shaman” is…

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Judging Dreams Judged Sound by Vet

Oct 30, 2008

The vet check went (for Judging Dreams) great BUT they had x-rays done.  So the vet here developed them and overnighted them to the buyer’s vet in Connecticut.  Don’t know the outcome, BUT I wanted to buy Irish Morning Mist no matter what the outcome.  SO he will be shipping here on Saturday!  Can’t wait…

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