Awww, Juliet trotted under saddle tonight for the first time. Trotted right off like she has been doing it her whole life which I guess she has since she has so much in hand experience but still a super proud moment.
I am not the breeder, just work for her. I have thoughts, but they don't matter...lol. I have worked with a few RW babies and they just seem to have such good brains. That will be a change for the better for this program.
Your filly is beautiful!
"You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
I tacked Juliet up in my saddle to see how it fit then took her to the mounting block to give her a lesson on standing still with no one holding her head. It went so well I surprised us both and climbed on! I rode her around for a few minutes at the walk and called it a day I will never forget. I "rode" Juliet for the first time on my daughter's 18th birthday!
Thanks! She is probably going to waste her talents as long as I keep her for myself but who cares?
Such a pretty girl!
Over the years, I have kept a couple of my horses for myself, and I think the same thing - that their talents are wasted with me.
But horses don't think about that - I am sure Juliet is happy, well loved and cared for, and you have a beautiful horse to ride.
And of course I had to go read this whooooole thread again, like I do every year. I thought the birth video was posted on the thread but I didn't see it this time. That's usually part of the yearly ritual too.
Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst.
This is the first year I didn't reread the whole thread myself. Must be finally putting the drama behind me. I got outbid pretty late in a stallion auction in February to breed Juliet to Popeye K so I wasn't in the mood to revisit a foaling thread I guess. I am still in mourning over that foal that wasn't to be. Even have him named!