Here is my boy Tucker, after getting cleaned up!! He is hard to get clean, with his white legs, and white and black tail, but I think this photo shows how nice he can look!!
Here is another video of Ted, from Sunday. His scores were much better Sunday with a 74.5 in Intro C and 75 in Intro B, winning both classes. My other trainer from out of town was there and was able to give my main trainer some good pointers from the ground!! I’m so excited for Ted!! I plan on showing him in June at a schooling show in Intro A and B. Also I showed my old paint/draft Tucker on Saturday and received 67′s in both classes, taking first!! I was pretty happy with Tucker, as he’s been mainly a lesson horse all winter, we just showed in training level, as I didn’t think it was fair to have him do first or second, since he hasn’t been in training, unfortunately I wasn’t able to get videos of my rides. But next show I will be sure to post my rides from Ted and Tucker!! Anyways give me your opinions, I want to make Ted the best horse possible and everyone’s input helps!!
Here is a new video of Ted, my Amish, baby draft cross!! He attended his first show this weekend and did wonderful!! My trainer showed him, but with how great he was, I will be showing him next month. He has been under saddle for about 60 days now, and this is Intro A test. He scored a 64%, winning the class. He also showed in Intro B and scored 64% and won the class. I couldn’t be more happy with the little guy!! He was a little tired in this video and a little heavy. Again, not me riding, it’s my trainer.
I decided to re-post this pic of Tucker for Karen, since I don’t believe she’s seen us before!! I just posted a pic and video of my new horse Ted, he’s got big shoes to fill, as I love Tucker!! Anyway, here is Tucker and I at a schooling show last year getting ready to go in for first 2, we won the class with a 68%!!
Hi, been awhile since I posted!! This is my new 3 year old draft cross Ted!! He was broke in the summer, and sat on for 30 days, I put him in full training in March for 30 days, and this is the last day of his training!! He was bought from an Amish farm by a girl over the summer, and then I purchased him in January. At that point he had never been in a stall or had a bath, nor cantered undersaddle. The first several weeks I had him we did ground work, and lunged in side reins. My trainer is in the video (she gave me permission to use it). He is such a good horse, and really remembers what he has learned from session to session. My trainer says he rides like he is older, and he does better if you ride him like a seasoned horse rather than a baby. I am going to take him to a schooling show in May and do intro level with him. He can do little leg yields at this point, shoulder-fore, turn on haunches and forehand. When I first got him, he had no idea how to move off leg, going forward or laterally. I am basically just wanting to get to know him better this summer, and get him out some, for some nice experiences, then really start into training this fall when he will be almost 4. He is still growing, and is a little butt high right now, and stands about 16.2. I am so happy with him, and how far he has come!! I bought him on without even sitting on him, as he was only $600, but that was the best $600 I’ve ever spent!! Anyhow let me know what you think!! PS I still have Tucker too, he is partially leased out and is doing lessons!! Also I hope this link works, I had to post the video to my facebook, as my camera wouldn’t let me upload to youtube for some reason!!
Hi, this is my 16 year old horse, Tucker. Not really sure of his breeding, some sort of paint/light draft cross. We do dressage, showing first, and schooling second. He has also fox-hunted in the past and done hunters. He is about 15.2 hands, has a huge, reaching trot, and is a wonderful, calm guy!! He goes barefoot all year, and needs no maintenance. I’ve had him for about 3 years, and would love a critique of his conformation, as I’m not good at that sort of thing Anyone can comment, thanks (he sort of looks like he is toeing out in this picture, but his front and back legs are really very straight!!)
Just wanted to share a picture of my baby horse Joey. He passed away this past December at 19 months. He was out of a mare that I have owned for 17 years, and was very special to me!! He had DSLD, as you can start to see in this photo, with the dropped fetlocks and straight hock. I kept him going until he was too uncomfortable, and by the time I put him down, his fetlocks were almost to the ground, he had heart palpitations, and was in so much pain that he would just shift his weight constantly and just had a painful look on his face. He was a warmblood/tb cross. Anyways just wanted to give him a little tribute and raise some DSLD awareness!!
Hi, this is my 16 year old horse, Tucker. Not really sure of his breeding, some sort of paint/light draft cross. We do dressage, showing first, and schooling second. He has also fox-hunted in the past and done hunters. He is about 15.2 hands, has a huge, reaching trot, and is a wonderful, calm guy!! He goes barefoot all year, and needs no maintenance. I’ve had him for about 3 years, and would love a critique of his conformation, as I’m not good at that sort of thing Anyone can comment, thanks (also, it kind of looks like he is toeing out in the photo, but he really doesn’t, I was by myself and couldn’t get him to stand very well, his legs are really very straight!!)
Hey everyone, I know this isn’t something for the judges to look at, but I thought since you were all into dressage you may be able to help!! I have a friend who just tried my saddle on her horse, and she loves it, so she is trying to find a used one, to save a little. The saddle she is looking for is an 19 inch Trilogy vergo elite with a wide tree. She has a very new Schleese she can trade in on it also (not sure of the specs on the saddle though). If anyone hears of one, please let me know, she absolutely loved my saddle and what it did for her horse!!