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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJenners View Post
    Heinz...I'd love to PM you, but your box is full!
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  2. #42
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    My guy is 6 but he had a late start and inconsistent riding so he hasn't done much of anything.
    He is a 15.3h Dutch/TB. Home bred; out of my sister's super TB eventer who was about to go Intermediate and then suffered a career-ending injury.

    He just went to his first two schooling shows ever and cantered around his first course ever (at 2'6" - yay! Lol). Yesterday he went out and schooled xc for the first time.
    I'm aiming for a one-day at the end of May. I'll probably do Intro the first day and BN the second day since he has never been out, never seen water or ditches or any of that. He is a super trainable and willing horse. His biggest issue is that he has like a 14ft stride. I think if we manage to stay IN the dressage arena on all four legs that will be an accomplishment.

    It would be nice to aim for a novice by the end of the summer. Ultimately, I hope to go Prelim on him.
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  3. #43
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    My 2009 OTTB that bought me in August will be making his debut at a CT this weekend - WEEEEEEEEE - very excited! He is such a cool little horse, and much too nice for the likes of me. We went to Aiken over the winter and were able to get a head start with some Doug and Mara lessons. His name is Seawalker and he is a little punk!

    Here is a comparison photo of the day I got him and one in February.

    A hunter pace in November.

    Seven does not approve of a jump Mattes with his new dressage saddle.

    Jump lesson in Aiken (someone is going to have to beat the hunter out of me).

    Our flat is a work in progress


    Love looking at everyone's pictures - GOOD LUCK IN 2013!!!
    Last edited by ake987; May. 2, 2013 at 02:14 PM. Reason: Edit links

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    Ha, I cursed myself!! Rory, who has NEVER had a greenie moment with me yet, broke himself today and decided he liked reverse more than trot. We called it quits after I managed to squeeze one lap each direction at the trot without engaged the R gear. And it was so-hard-omg-gonna-diiiiiiiiiiiiiiie sez Rory.

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    My next project is a later 2010 model, so not quite ready to go to work yet, but she is a half-sister to my TB mare who is running Intermediate, out of an Intermediate TB mare, by Formula One. So I am pretty excited about her. She did pretty well in FEH as a yearling but got upstaged by half-sis and my colt (only so much $$ to go around!). She is an absolutely lovely mover, and has the most unflappable disposition. Of course taking pix in the stall while eating dinner isn't going to give the most flattering shots......!

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  6. #46
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    Default 4 year old Trak/Connemara

    I finally kept one for me Mia was 4 in March, she finished 2nd to a Fred baby at the YEH test in Ocala in April. Currently 15.2, hopefully not to get too much bigger (we'll see). Mom is my 17 hand Trakehner mare and daddy is the adorable WH Top Gun. She is brave with 3 lovely gaits and a lover of a mare to boot. I couldn't ask for anything nicer.
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    visit my blog: http://ponyeventer.blogspot.com


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    That has to be the cleanest, beachiest water hazard I've ever seen!
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    That water hazard is at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala The water levels were down as it is our dry season, so the sand is exposed. I have to admit it is a lovely water though

    Longwood Farms (also Ocala) has one that is more technical, but it grows so much algae that the young horses spook from the "green" ripples made by crossing through....I have watched many a rider be unseated in that water hazard!
    Beth Davidson
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    http://blackdogconnemara.com
    visit my blog: http://ponyeventer.blogspot.com



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    pcwertb - DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! She is absolutely lovely!

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    with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure."


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    Thanks! I like that cross enough that I have a yearling full brother and breeding mom back to Top Gun again. I could have sold that mare 5x already, everyone wants her! She's mine, all mine!!!
    Beth Davidson
    Black Dog Farm Connemaras & Sport Horses
    http://blackdogconnemara.com
    visit my blog: http://ponyeventer.blogspot.com



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    What about New Event Horses? (Not just Y/FEH?)

    I have a 6yo TB who is entered in two NEH competitions this year. He is Montana Rodeo, but around the barn just "Ro". We have done a couple schooling events thus far, but I hope he and I will be able to make a true career out of eventing. He seems to love jumping! (I'm not going to brag too much, since I didn't breed him and everything, but I think this horse could be an awesome advanced horse down the line.)
    The Rodeo Project - Tracking an Event Horse



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    I absolutely love his pedigree, Kelimation. Everyone has such gorgeous greenies!



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    Thanks Magic I was rather taken with it...
    The Rodeo Project - Tracking an Event Horse



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    Quote Originally Posted by pcwertb View Post
    Thanks! I like that cross enough that I have a yearling full brother and breeding mom back to Top Gun again. I could have sold that mare 5x already, everyone wants her! She's mine, all mine!!!
    You have a yearling brother??? For sale??? PM me? :-)



  15. #55
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    I have a 6 yr old paint that I'm starting that has been on the back burner for a while due to pregnancy and blowing out my knee. I originally was just going to ride him western but he really likes jumping so he's currently getting broke to just about everything and I think it would be fun to maybe try eventing with him.



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    Let's see.. I have one 5 yr old with a hole in his leg who is on extended stall rest so not much to report there...

    Petey on the other hand is still a super star and now at 5 years old is going to diversify a bit and try an unrecognized event and likely try to do some hound walking with Cheshire this summer.

    He has done 2 paper chases this year thus far in addition to his one outing at the March Tb Celebration show.

    We are tentatively planning to go out for a xc school tomorrow and he is liking the conditioning on hills and canter sets. For a horse who was DEAD last in all his starts on the track, he is far more focused when I do sets in a field on grass.

    He's doing very well with him jumper career as well, in March due to low turnout and a bit of an overly aggressive ride in his normal class, I tossed him in the deep end and we did his first 1.10 meter class. He was 2nd.... out of 4. LOL.

    I am aiming him for the 1.10 meter class at Pimlico in July which has a purse of $5000 dollars. I think he will be competitive by then. But right now we're diving into hills and increased hind end fitness and strength to supplement those wicked turns he can do.

    He may voyage into a USEF rated Young Jumpers class later in the year. That's at roughly the same height and it'd be nice to go play with some warmbloods.

    He has pics on his Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/PeteyCap

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    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries



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    I have a three yr old reg Trakehner mare. She was an only child when she came to me so thought she was pretty special. She has learned manners very well, now I would just describe her as somewhat ADD.
    This spring we have done lots of ground work and driving, she has been saddled many time. Often even when I don't have time to take her out I will tack her up and let her stand tied while I do her feet and clean up/chores.
    I have put weight in the stirrup and been on her once, my dh led her around in the pen a little bit.
    She was quite fine and relaxed, much more than I was. I think she is ready to put a few easy rides on but I don't seem as ready as she is.
    What happened to the confident youth who used to ride anything?

    She is still shaggy from winter, when she is shed out I will post pics.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ake987 View Post
    My 2009 OTTB that bought me in August will be making his debut at a CT this weekend - WEEEEEEEEE - very excited! He is such a cool little horse, and much too nice for the likes of me. We went to Aiken over the winter and were able to get a head start with some Doug and Mara lessons. His name is Seawalker and he is a little punk!
    Your guys is super cute - it's great to see photos of before/after OTTB confo. It's crazy to see the difference in just a short while.



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    I'm very lucky to have a 2008 gelding, a 2009 gelding and a 2010 filly, all homebreds. Ianto is my 5 year old gelding and I think he is going to be destined for the jumper ring. The 4 year old, Jayvyn, has done two events at BN, and I hope to get him qualified for the YEH finals this year. Kaiya is my 3 year old and I hope she will also event, but time will tell. They are all related, but quite different from each other. I'm having so much fun working with them and figuring each of them out.

    Ianto (Torino / Gottloewe) http://74.91.148.99/images/ianto2%20april%20'13.jpg
    Jayvyn (Gatsby / Gottloewe) http://74.91.148.99/images/Jayvyn%203-13.JPG
    Kaiya (Maxamillion / Q.Eurosport / Gottloewe) http://74.91.148.99/images/Kaiya%209-12.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by AshKnoll View Post
    I'm very lucky to have a 2008 gelding, a 2009 gelding and a 2010 filly, all homebreds. Ianto is my 5 year old gelding and I think he is going to be destined for the jumper ring. The 4 year old, Jayvyn, has done two events at BN, and I hope to get him qualified for the YEH finals this year. Kaiya is my 3 year old and I hope she will also event, but time will tell. They are all related, but quite different from each other. I'm having so much fun working with them and figuring each of them out.

    Ianto http://74.91.148.99/images/ianto2%20april%20'13.jpg
    Jayvyn http://74.91.148.99/images/Jayvyn%203-13.JPG
    Kaiya http://74.91.148.99/images/Kaiya%209-12.jpg
    And you do so well!!!!



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