But isn' t nice that riders from Eastern Europe feel free to post on this Forum?
I have to say thank You. It is really nice to see that there are people who now that Estonia is indipendant and is not a part of Russia as I get a lot.
I can't say I understand everything. There are things that are uncommon for me. I have learned English for 9 years (only at school) but reading forums or other websites helps a lot and as I plan to work somewhere in Europe this summer I need to have some practice.
What I am becoming aware of is the high quality of horse to be found in Eastern Europe.
If names A Picachu de Muze (also known as Pikap) and A Big Boy tell someone something that's a start. They were not born in Estonia but both were trained in here. I can't say how sad I was when they decided to sell A Big Boy. He could have made it to the Olympics with his rider which would have been first time in our history.
I wouldn't say that it's all about the breed. I train at the center where there are mostly young horses who are sold at some point.
The way the riders (from age 9-35) respect the horses and how friendly the environment is around there is amazing for me.
Some people find it hard to believe that non of the horses in our center has never seen spurs. Never! The only aids we use are ropes, halters, whips (long and short) and sometimes martingales plus the usual tack. All the horses are out all year round (except cold winter nights) and there has never been a problem caching them.
I have seen children being scared of horses but never in our stable.
The girl in the picture is 11 y/o. Used to ride ponys. Never done anything like this before. We have so called "Horse day" in summer when we preform with our horses and when she was offered to do something like that (I only now the word in Estonian) she agreed at once. She had never ride this horse before but they worked out amazingly.
All the new owners only say good things about the horses we have sold so maybe one day there could be a Tori horse or Estonian native pony somewhere in the Southern Europe