Originally Posted by jaydee
Amazing arent they - they have so much courage and optimism
I once went with someone to look at an ex racehorse that Norman Proffitt had reschooled and was selling - it wasn't right for the woman as it was still a bit too green but he persuaded me to try it over a set of jumps and it just gave it everything plus some, took off way too soon over a spread and I thought 'Oh Crap' and expected a wreck but it just seemed to stretch out like it was nothing
The Hunter Improvement Society did so much to promote the breed - Is the new Sport Horse Breeding society going to do the same?
So glad I'm not the only one who thinks that Geoff is a cool name for a horse!!!!
Yeah, my old TBx was like that, would get a bit over excited and jump the big xc fences or big spreads when show jumping like he was blasting off into outer space... I've been teaching Geoff from the word go that we get a short, impulsive canter into jumps, otherwise we could easily end up jumping like chasers forever...
And yes, it's an awesome name ;) His Sunday name is Praetorian Guard, but when I got him they were calling him Geoff and it just suits him so much... so it has stuck. Gets some funny looks from some horse people when I comment on 'how good Geoffrey would look in this' at tack shops though. Lol.