All of those photos were taken over a year ago, so she has really developed alot more since then.
She is 7 years old, and we purchased her sight unseen as an unbroken 3 year old.
Last year we only attended 4 shows due to having Equine Influenza hit our shores. We did not actually start showing her until she was 5 due to also having the clydesdale in harness.
This year we are hoping to go to 5 shows as our show season did not take off until mid year (once we were given the all clear for Equine Influenza).
Next year we are really hoping to campaign her quite hard and want to atleast double the shows we go to with her.
I don't take her out on the roads in harness here, although I do long reign her up the road. We have done a street parade with her, where she also won best presented horse drawn vehicle (which was quite a surprise as we took my WORK sulky which is painted purple).
Friends of ours also asked them to use her in there wedding, so she turned wedding horse for the day.
We are very proud of her. She is also broken to saddle and she won her the first class she was entered in.
Our next show is in 6 days, so will let you all know how we go. Then after that we our royal show in 3 weeks. I hope the judge likes her as much as we do. LOL
Nine, yea I really don't know how to use this thing. I sent you to emails, I got this one thing that sent to me but I didnt really understand it lol. New here.
But I saw your profile and it said you live in Minnesota, what part of Minnesota? I live there too, and I saw a photo of your horse in another section, and it looks alot like were I live. Like a few ways down there road. And your horse looks like I've seen him before. Infact,, did your horse ever get out of his pasture? Because he looks like the horse we put into ours one night because they got out and it was to dark to move them back.
Hey HJ123, I bought her from a family named Brinkman. I only got her in February. I'm not aware of any breakouts she's been part of. I saw in another forum that you ride alone. If we're close, maybe you'd like to ride together. I have access to a truck and trailer. Think about it.
Hey Orchid Park,
I think your purple training cart is pretty. It must look striking, with your dark pony. I'd like to do a parade. One day, when she's been exposed to more things. She did great with the umbrella last week.
I used to do weddings, when I work the carriage company. They were always lots of fun. One wedding, I had a bag-piper walking in front of us, and sleigh bells on my horse. Talk about surround sound! Old Dan didn't turn a hair. It was cool.
Do you have pictures of your Clydesdale? Good luck in the upcoming shows. I'm sure you'll be the belles of the ball.
Orchad oops I forgot to mention that, I love the carrige. I really want to see a vid of a horse pulling it!
Nine, I live on the judson bottom road. And defitly! That would so rock to do! I would come to you, but I don't have a trailor of my own. My uncle has one but I think its at his dads lol. I think were only 15 mins away. The bottom road is right next to Nicolet.
I will try and get a family member to video us at the next show for you guys to watch.
How long did you do carriage driving for Nine? That must have been fun to do.
I'll Scan the photos of our clydie in harness also for you to look at.
HJ123 I'll have to look that up. I'm not all that familiar with your area. I've only lived in New Ulm for almost 9 years and I just don't drive the countryside. I'll find out and we should get together. Have you ever ridden the Loose Line? It's a hike/bike/riding trail north of here about an hour and a half. It's on an old railroad bed, so it's real nice. It goes from St. Paul all the way to the South Dakota border. We could ride a little of it. Maybe even from Hutchinson, which is only 45 minutes away.
I drove for Carriage Tours of Memphis, in Tennessee (about 1000 miles south of here - litterally) for about 7 years, off and on. I gave tours of downtown Memphis. I met some really cool people. I met the Beach Boys, who were headed to their concert. I almost talked them into driving there with me, but they didn't quite have enough time. Darn. I had my tri-color Collie ride with me and he got me more fares than the horse. Oh! And I gave a ride to the very first transvestites I ever saw. Quite an education for a small town girl. I learned a lot about calming horses and reading their bodies by watching, not just feeling them under you. That's where I really learned to see with a horse's eyes. Fond memories.
And I can't wait to see you and your Clydie in action, O.P. Where in Australia are you located? I used to e-mail with a guy from Bordertown, South Australia, near Adelaide. I'm now e-mailing with a darling man from Tasmania. I've adopted him as my dad. He's so awsome.