Goldie isn't the beginner. I am. He is 10 years old and was trained very well. We acquired him at an auction almost 2 years ago. The seller had him saddled and was standing on the saddle cracking a bull whip over his head. This was before the auction. During the auction they rode him, cracked the bull whip, rode him over a blue tarp on the ground and finally threw a plastic sheet over his head. He took it all like it happened every day, which it probably did in training..... Anyway, my husband had to have him for me. I had my eye on another slightly larger but greener haflinger. Hubby kept asking me to allow him to bid. Finally I said OK and we won him with that one bid. What a good deal we got! It was Goldie that sold us on draft horses and driving.
Yes, Goldie is the horse that hubby won second place at the GA. National Fair. It was hubby's first time in the ring. I don't know what experience Goldie has showing but he was a champ, as always. I was recovering from a serious illness and could not be there but I'm proud of them both. I will probably try my luck and the little skill I have acquired in the ring this year. Hubby may put his mare in the competition but we only have one show cart so one of us would have to use the easy entry cart. I'm not sure if we can use that in this particular competition. We will have to ask when it gets closer to October.
Anyway, I have several pictures of Goldie on this site. I'll try to post it on this thread.