Corinna Alper is hosting a Walter Zettl Clinic at her farm on March 28 and 29th.
Jillian and Ursula had their best ride of the year at a local 4H show and won the most humongous trophy I have ever seen. It is over three feet tall. Boy, those 4H’ers sure know how to make a person feel special! They had the highest score at Training Level at the show. The next stop for the horse and rider is state. Good Luck!
Angel is sold. It looks like we found a great match of horse, rider, and trainer. Angel had just reached the point where she understood that riding is fun. For a little bit of work guarantees her lots of affection, treats, and grooming. Once a young horse figures what they get out of the relationship, they are so much easier to get working properly. Happy trails to all of them!
One of the more common comments about watching dressage is that it is like watching paint dry. The biggest exception to this blanket statement about dressage is the freestyle competition. It is always a crowd favorite. Here is one of the best examples dressage freestyle that I have ever seen. The link below will take you to a video clip hosted on YouTube. Enjoy!!
Judge: (After ringing the bell) What test are you riding?
Rider: The four year old test.
Judge: Which four year old test?
Rider: There is only one four year old test!
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Here is a picture of Concerto being worked at the trot by Andi. Our plan was for Jillian to show him in the four year old class but her horse stepped on her foot and tore off her toenail.
Whimsy has come back from Ron Liming and is ready for work. We have integrated him into our training schedule and will be starting him off with some basic rhythm and relaxation work at the walk, trot, and canter.
We are getting ready to show both Concerto and Ursula at the Paxton Farm Spring Classic. Concerto has progressing nicely and will show in the Four Year Old class. Ursula and Jillian did a great job last year in Ursula’s first show and should do even better with this year.
In January our farm was honored as Employer of the Month by Laurel Oaks. Laurel Oaks is a campus of Great Oaks system and is home to the equine program.
Pictured Left to right:
Mitch Culbert , Campus Dean
Butch Rutledge, Instructor
Andrea Huber, Legacy Farm Ltd.
Jillian Pollock, Wilmington High School
Rachel Gringle, C.N.E. High School
Bill Huber, Legacy Farm Ltd.
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