Candi is 4 1/2 at this time. She is a regisered TB and unraced. Bred by my family. She did have some training to run, but has not had much handleing in the last year and 1/2.
So she is a greeny! At this time she is being worked by a trainer at my barn. She is worked on a lounge line 3 x a week. She goes to pasteure (weather permitting) 5 days a week. I think she is 17 hh. We tried to measure when she first arrived and she was fussing a lot.
The plan for Candi is to get her started under saddle in the next few months. I would like for her to have a good foundation of Dressage before I consider having someone train her in jumping. I know she is athletic enough for it, but...one thing at a time. Lets get that dressage foundation going first.
She has her moments that is for sure. SHe is a love tho...She absolutely loves her face and ears scratched. She will just melt into your hands and put her head in your chest while you scratch her face.
At this time she and Tiny are experiencing their first winter where there is snow. Now Tiny has a great fuzzy coat, but Candi is a bit behind and later if the trainer wants to clip her I'll let her take care of it.
Both my horses are spoiled to death! Treats carrots love and good care. I try to keep the treats to a minimum so I don't have greedy horses...lol, but Ty can be a bit greedy sometimes but not aggressive.
I am hoping to have the saddle fitter out on Monday the 30th. If it does work out, the saddle will most likely be ready at the right time!
This is all so exciting for me.
Five years ago I had so many injuries I wondered if I would ever be able to ride horses and have them in my life again. So when Tiny came here this year at the end of May, althogh I was just recovering fom a March knee surgery (1 of many surgeries in the last 5-6 yrs on various injuries)...I was excited and very dedicated.
I spent much time trying to get Ty into better shape to ride. Unfortunately his issues are too great for him to be able to do anything too athletic.
I didn't really know I wanted to show again until the barn I am at had some shows there. That is when I decided to look for another horse. After much consideration and looking around, I decided to ask my Dad about Candi. And....now she is mine. I am the proud owner of two TB's. Both were in training, but unraced!
I am so excited I can't stand it. When I think of how far I have come and the blessing of having Ty and Candi, well I get tears in my eys and feel very blessed.
So while Candi is in training, and Ty is haveing some things done to help his issues, I take lessons on a horse at my barn and try to improve my own riding....
So that is the skinny!
Thanks for asking about Candi and Ty.
Oh---I was surprised Tiny came out into the snow that day when I called him to the fence. My horses have 4 different blankets each so I should hope he wasn't cold...lol Ty is so fuzzy. I am going to try and make some Christmas cards using Tiny in the photo. I think after school today I will try and find a natural wreath and a santa hat. Hang the Wreath from Tiny's door and take his picture...We will see if he will tolerate the hat...lol