Okay, So I was NOT expecting to find a horse this fast! haha But you have to love it when your trainer has an eye for horses. lol!
So a small intro before this pics and videos. =)
I trainer went to the New Holland Auction on Monday but I could not go because I had school but she started texting me about a few different horses that were there and that if they were cheap enough she would try to get one for me(I would obviously have to pay her back if i liked it.). She ended seeing a chestnut mare and sent me a picture of her. She was REALLY cute. My trainer told me she was 9 and had been shown and foxhunted and VERY well taken care of just the owner lost their job and could not keep her. She is a very very prissy mare, haha! She pins her ears flat across her head whenever another horse gets within 10ft of her, but she never kicks or anything. I guess that will stop over time. My trainer forgot to ask for her name and for the previous owners number but I am going to somehow try to get a number to contact the old owners and see what they can tell me.
Also, what kind of bit do you think i should use. When she came I used a regular full cheek snaffle and the only way i could slow her down is if I did HARD half halts, she was almost uncontrollable. So last night I used the bit that i use on my pony and she did well with that but it is illegal or frowned upon in the hunter ring, is there anything I could use that is more accpeted. This is what i was using... French Link Loose Ring Elevator Snaffle Bit - Dover Saddlery.
She is a Westphalian, 9 years old, about 16.1hh mare which if some of you don't know is a pretty darn expensive warmblood. We got her for a little over $800. =))) I know they are not conformation pictures but I thought I would show them anyway. haha DSC00439.jpg DSC00441.jpg DSC00424.jpg DSC00432.jpg
^^ That jump was literally about 6-8inches in the middle, if I didn't hold her back and make her wait, like in the movie, she would jump it like it was two feet!! haha
^^ that one is short but i think it shows her off nicely. i don't know. i like it. haha
^^ I have to get used to her downward transitions. My pony doesn't do them that well. haha But she also gets the correct lead and she knows her changes.
I love herr!!! I did not get her name, my trainer forgot to ask but I am thinking of naming her Bonnie. It means pretty lady. =)