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I did my first Training CT!

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  • I did my first Training CT!

    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!


    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.
    Big Idea Eventing

  • #2
    Nice horse and nice ride.

    That looked like fun.


    • #3
      I can understand why you are a proud Momma today, your baby done good today.
      I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

      Practicing Member of the Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine Clique


      • #4
        Very cute! I got a soft spot for Draft crosses. Good luck at your future events!


        • #5
          Awww... she's a cutie Congrats!!! And good luck at may Daze... so wish I could be there.....


          • #6

            Good luck to you.


            • #7
              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.


              • #8
                nothing like those firsts with the ones you've brought on. Congrats!
                OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                • #9
                  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!
                  T3DE Pact


                  • Original Poster

                    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.

                    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!
                    Big Idea Eventing


                    • #11
                      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?
                      Last edited by skip916; Apr. 4, 2011, 11:09 AM. Reason: forgot
                      Jazz- 4.9.01 OTTB, loved since 12.6.09
                      Skip- 3.3.91 APHA, i miss you buddy


                      • Original Poster

                        Originally posted by skip916 View Post
                        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!
                        Big Idea Eventing


                        • #13
                          I also loved the triple! What a cute mare!


                          • #14
                            Awesome! My 5 year goal is Training. Y'all looked great!


                            • #15
                              Love the cactus on Ari's butt.
                              Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


                              • Original Poster

                                Originally posted by SonnysMom View Post
                                Love the cactus on Ari's butt.
                                Thanks! It's for his cuddly, soft, squishy personality.
                                Big Idea Eventing


                                • #17
                                  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!


                                  • #18
                                    Awesome!!!!! Just Awesome!!!!


                                    • #19
                                      Just wanted to say a big CONGRATS... isn't it even sweeter that you only paid a couple hundred dollars for her? You rock!
                                      Platinum Equestrian - Florida, USA


                                      • #20
                                        I like her a lot. I love watching the draft crosses go.
                                        Pamela Ellis