Preparation Advice for first time stallion testing owner
I am looking for any advice, suggestions, and words of wisdom from those of you who have prepared and sent stallions away for the North American stallion testing.
I am sending a stallion there for the first time this year (for the 30 day pony stallion testing) and am very excited! I have a great trainer working with him, but in our quest to be as prepared as possible, we are looking for feedback from those of you who have already gone through the experience.
Happy spring, and thanks in advance for your help!
My advice is have all around training. Make sure they are comfortable jumping including cross country. I think with the limited time of the 30 days it is critical that the stallion is fit going into it. Better chance of staying sound and showing better.
Thanks so much Hilltop Farm! I will giv e Natalie a call next week.
Thanks for the advice hluing! He should be in very good shape by testing time. The jumping is the part I am most worried about, since he has not done it yet. But, his rider is very experienced, and the trainer lives near a horse park. They can take him there to school over jumps, which will be very helpful.
I am hoping to get him to some shows as well, to acess his progress and see how he does.