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eponacowgirl
Apr. 3, 2011, 10:24 PM
On my perchie mare than I bought off Craigslist for a couple hundred dollars to make into my lesson pony. Funny how that works!

She was a champ. My first training AND hers.

I'm a proud mama!

Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64e8wpDsP90)

Definitely room for improvement, but I'm not complaining! She'll do another Novice at Area 3's and then her first T horse trial at MayDaze.

We schooled XC today and she was unstoppable- I did my first log into water down a bank AND the huge, heart stoppingly scary trakehner at Percy Warner. Galloped down to it like it was her job.

EVERYONE needs a Brandy horse. :)

JER
Apr. 3, 2011, 10:53 PM
Nice horse and nice ride.

That looked like fun. :)

KBC
Apr. 3, 2011, 11:06 PM
I can understand why you are a proud Momma today, your baby done good today.

tres grey
Apr. 4, 2011, 04:13 AM
Very cute! I got a soft spot for Draft crosses. Good luck at your future events!

FLeckenAwesome
Apr. 4, 2011, 04:31 AM
Awww... she's a cutie :) Congrats!!! And good luck at may Daze... so wish I could be there.....

Nisha7654
Apr. 4, 2011, 07:03 AM
Good luck to you.

PAF
Apr. 4, 2011, 07:13 AM
What a cutie....it's amazing what a couple of hundred dollars can buy isn't it? Good for you to give her a new home and a new job and for all the love and attention you shower upon her.

scubed
Apr. 4, 2011, 07:56 AM
nothing like those firsts with the ones you've brought on. Congrats!

KBG Eventer
Apr. 4, 2011, 08:08 AM
Very cute! That course looked like fun. I loved how she just breezed through the triple; it looked great!

You'll have a blast at Training. For a chicken rider like myself, it's the best level! You get to gallop on a bit more and do fun stuff like drops into water, scarier coffin and trakehners, mini corners etc. But the questions aren't quite as big or scary as Prelim! :)

eponacowgirl
Apr. 4, 2011, 10:08 AM
The triple is when I said "Okay, quit riding and just let the horse do her stinkin' job!" And thats how that went. LOL!

She locked on to the backside of the oxer at the back of the ring- I felt her do it and just chuckled, she WILL jump anything you point her at- you just have to be careful to steer!

I guess I shouldn't neglect to mention my novice horse, Ari, aka the one-eyed wonder pony. (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200470_1891400492408_1463376430_2053822_3415301_n. jpg)

He was also a very good boy, he jumped clean despite me and had a great school on Sunday, as well! He's become VERY honest... which is a BIG stretch for him since he has pretty well solidified himself as a dirty stopper not too long ago!

skip916
Apr. 4, 2011, 10:08 AM
what a cute pair! i LOVE LOVE LOVED how she ate up that outside triple line. she looks like she would be a blast XC- congrats and good luck! don't forget to post pics after maydaze!


-that course looked so nice and welcoming- where was that show?

eponacowgirl
Apr. 4, 2011, 10:11 AM
what a cute pair! i LOVE LOVE LOVED how she ate up that outside triple line. she looks like she would be a blast XC- congrats and good luck! don't forget to post pics after maydaze!


-that course looked so nice and welcoming- where was that show?

Walnut Trace Farm is a new facility in Middle TN. We LOVE them. They have a full 18" and 2' XC course and they're mini-big xc jumps, not just log, coop, log, coop... They almost have a full BN and N course and are working on a couple T jumps. The facility is incredible and the show well run!

You can find them on Facebook!

Oberon13
Apr. 4, 2011, 11:34 AM
I also loved the triple! What a cute mare!

Dakotawyatt
Apr. 4, 2011, 07:51 PM
Awesome! My 5 year goal is Training.:yes: Y'all looked great!

SonnysMom
Apr. 4, 2011, 08:50 PM
Love the cactus on Ari's butt.

eponacowgirl
Apr. 4, 2011, 11:12 PM
Love the cactus on Ari's butt.

Thanks! It's for his cuddly, soft, squishy personality. ;)

easykeeper
Apr. 5, 2011, 11:43 AM
Just Awesome! Go Perch Power!

I've got two, one I foxhunt/event and the other is coming 4 and I hope she is as brave and scopey as Brandy! (And her big sis Bella!)

Congrats and the best of luck to you all!

Eventcrazy
Apr. 5, 2011, 02:45 PM
Awesome!!!!! Just Awesome!!!!

Platinum Equestrian
Apr. 5, 2011, 06:27 PM
Just wanted to say a big CONGRATS... isn't it even sweeter that you only paid a couple hundred dollars for her? You rock!

belleellis
Apr. 5, 2011, 08:53 PM
I like her a lot. I love watching the draft crosses go.

eponacowgirl
Apr. 5, 2011, 10:15 PM
Just wanted to say a big CONGRATS... isn't it even sweeter that you only paid a couple hundred dollars for her? You rock!

That IS one of the sweetest parts, for sure.

The other is that I've done EVERYTHING with this gal. I was the first one on her back and my trainer has never even sat on her. For better or for worse, I've brought her along myself (well, with help on the ground) and this is by far the most I've ever done with a horse! She has her challenges but has always been brave and willing...

Here she is the day we brought her home...
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v344/120/29/51801315/n51801315_32804099_5174.jpg
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v344/120/29/51801315/n51801315_32804098_4589.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v356/120/29/51801315/n51801315_32804107_7748.jpg

easykeeper
Apr. 6, 2011, 09:19 AM
She has the PERFECT kissing spot! Gotta love a snip!

Zu Zu
Apr. 6, 2011, 10:30 AM
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND BRANDY ```

SHE IS A DOLL ~ :D

evntr5218
Apr. 6, 2011, 11:14 AM
congratulations!!! she looks like she is a blast to ride. fun to watch her go. i also love that you found her on craigslist.
the next horse i get i want to be a draft cross. they are so much fun to ride!!!

CookiePony
Apr. 6, 2011, 10:20 PM
She looked great all weekend! She will have no problem at MayDaze. I like her, even if Taco doesn't. ;)

eponacowgirl
Apr. 6, 2011, 10:31 PM
She looked great all weekend! She will have no problem at MayDaze. I like her, even if Taco doesn't. ;)

Even if Taco doesn't like her, Brandy is glad he shared some TacoDust with her. :winkgrin:

VCT
Apr. 7, 2011, 12:43 AM
Brandy is super cute and Ari is so awesome :) Hope you have a fun weekend coming up!

eponacowgirl
Apr. 7, 2011, 08:21 AM
Brandy is super cute and Ari is so awesome :) Hope you have a fun weekend coming up!

Thanks VCT! I'll keep everyone updated on FB!! You should also friend "Panther Springs Farm" and you can keep an eye on a me and a couple other COTHers there!

Oberon13
Apr. 7, 2011, 08:49 AM
And Brandy's blog about it was super HILARIOUS!!! Well done, Brandy!