Here we were at my first show. Thankfully she'd had a few other outings, but she was good! Two blues and a good experience. My novice husband had a wonderful time walking her around the show grounds and handling her for the five days we were there.
Beautiful babies! Our kids are just hanging out in pasture growing up but we were fortunate to have Angela Pritchard come out to take photos of some of the kids. Here are some pics of our 2011 Acodetto-Final Pool colt. A late foal, he's about 14 months in these pics.
I have two at home, sold the 3rd one. Of the two, one is a Romanov who started life VERY LONG legged and bit awkward. He had a little something that made me keep hoping but I had a Sagnol filly out of my best mare that was outclassing him by a mile. Well he caught up in looks and movement and at the final USDF show and GAIG championships, she won the first day with him in reserve and the second and final day he won. But, though he had big movement, is was not particlurly loose and swingy and he did not negotiate obstacles with the ease of the filly. Well yesterday he trotted around and I swear his back was looser and he clearly moves better than the filly now and he negotiated the little obstacle just as well as she did???! The only thing I can think of is that his legs were so long it took him a while to get them under control....??? But, also all of my horses have the nicest coats I have ever had. All of them!! So, I am looking for something they have in common since they are not fed the same. Some are ponies that are on perpetual diets for instance. Some are not easy keepers. The only thing I have done different is LMF feed but that is pretty recent. Before that, they ate locally formulated mare and foal feed by our Grange Co-op. But, of course the hay 'could' be a factor, too as it would not be the exactly the same from year to year even if it came from the same fields which it does not. Oh, the other thing is I do fecal samples to worm instead of just evey 2 months. MOST of my horses MOST Of the time do NOT need to be wormed....?? So, the other different factor is they are consuming less wormer and when they get wormed it is targeted. Love to hear comments on this. If I dont get any, I will start a thread on it.
I'm actually crazy happy with how ours is looking right now - she turned 1 in June AND is full Irish. I haven't shown her on the line, she'll just hang out and be a horse until I can start her (and I can't wait for that day!).
The 2011 we bred (full Dutch WB) has been showing in hand with her new owner and won a couple championships at dressage breed shows.
On a random note, why the heck do all the pictures show up on coth now as a big X with no image? I can't view any of the premium members photos any longer, including my own????