Hey there! Great stories of your horses, isn't it funny when they surprise you by completely exceeding your expectations? Funny and pleasing of course.
Well, my name is Sarah. I am originally from Australia where I competed in Eventing and also did some SJ and dressage although mainly as training for the real thing, you know, eventing. Ha!
My background is all things TB related: Pre training (breaking them in before track life) track riding and then re-training them after they are finished racing. Love the TB's!
Now that I am in Texas, I just have the one OTTB of my own and am doing some low level dressage with her before I point her in the direction of any fences, I have pretty strict standards of what a horse should be able to do before introducing obstacles. So I have had this girl for about 10 months just working on the basics. I don't have much time for real competing these days in between work and going to grad school so I am happy to take things slowly.
I also break and train horses for other people as time permits. Somehow got sucked into the Arabian world here in Texas and it has been quite an experience!
Cos I love to share progress pics, here is my OTTB! Her name is Bit of Energy but I call her Bobbie cos I can't handle more than two syllables. She was a mess when I bought her but is coming good now.
May: May 2.jpg
October: Bobbie after.jpg
So you can see I LOOOVE a project, the scraggier, crazier and more pitiful the better.
We are riding two Intro tests this weekend, hopefully she will do better this time, it is her second show. Sometimes she gets confused as to who is supposed to be saluting the judge, I much prefer her with all four feet on the ground at the halt.