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post #1 of 17 Old 06-03-2007, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think of my little concorde?!

Let me know what you think of my little concorde pleeeeeassse?!

She is rising 4 and has only been backed and ridden for 5weeks. She is a super special little girl and is going to be hard to beat when she is fully mature and out competing (i hope)
She is 15.3hh and the spit of her daddy apart from she has a very unusual wall eye?
Here he is

Her name is winnetou but i call her blu eyes! or winnie! hehe She is a dutch warmblood (but by no means broke the bank so please dont right her off as soon as you here warmblood) She has alot of filling out to do yet but shes getting there! hehe

Her flat work is good for the amount of time she has been ridden for, and she is very quick to learn! She has a walk, trot, canter, flying changes, and side pass all mastered already! Although im not pushing her anymore....she just loves to learn and try new things!

But she is made for jumping and her heart lies completely in it. She will balloon even a pole on the floor and is constantly jumping in and out of my paddocks! However she is a little too young to do alot at large heights so i stick to a cross pole after a schooling session to keep her happy and act as abit of a reward!

Any comments/thoughts would be greatfully recieved!
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post #2 of 17 Old 06-03-2007, 08:25 PM
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Gorgeous. =) She's very pretty, working on the bit very nicely! I love her expression- she does seem as though she enjoys what she's doing.
Looks a very keen jumper, I'm sure she'll be fabulous once she develops her technique etc- that first photo of her jumping looks pretty good!
She's absolutely gorgeous, you sound as if you've done a great job and good luck with her!
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post #3 of 17 Old 06-03-2007, 10:20 PM
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wow she is doing great for only being backed for 5 weeks.you must be really proud of her.she is gorgeous and an awesome jumper too!!!
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post #4 of 17 Old 06-04-2007, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! Yes I was so pleased with her i had to put her on here!! hehehe

Yeh she almost has self carriage down to a art now and very rarely do i have to take contact up with the inside rein now shes working so well between inside leg and outside hand (which non of my others have mastered yet!)

I will get a picture of her jumping a nice straight later today because her form is sooo natural and she tucks up like a dream....im affraid cross poles dont do much for her as she hasnt got much to look at. And i refuse to jump any bigger at home as its tight and not on a surface.

She has jumped at towerlands with her previous owner in the affiliated novice and open classes and went clear on her frist time out! Its a huge equestrian centre in essex (i think)- here it is!

Not bad on her first time out.....and not a show i would choose to do on a rising four yr old thats never been out before. But i have the video of her jumping round and she went like a pro...no spooking or ducking and diving!

Shes ace! given me back all my jumping confidence! (although not quite the school master i was aiming to get! hehe)
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post #5 of 17 Old 06-05-2007, 03:25 AM
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wow, impressive for a young horse! =D
i'm sure you two will do very well, she does sound like a special horse!
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post #6 of 17 Old 06-05-2007, 04:30 AM
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She's lovely. I would have expected her to be taller! She is a leggy little thing. So I take it someone else backed her? What's her story?
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-05-2007, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Kristy,
Oh yes definately! No way i could have schooled her to the standard she is at in under 4 weeks! thats for sure! hehe

She was bought from holland a little over 5weeks ago and was rough broken (as they call it) meaning sat on, end of! hehe

She was then schooled on by a friend of mine in essex who only let her go to me as she wasnt actually for sale and she was hoping to compete her in the age classes in the 4yr old group. She had a very good chance of being placed, Melissa rode her so well and got alot better work out of her than i do at present, as i suppose she is used to how she rides.

Nope im affraid she is only a tiny girl, although as you say very leggy and has to do the splits on front to be able to graze so i think she will shoot up some more and at the very least bulk out- although she refuses to eat and kind of dinner i give her! Never mind she has enough grass for now and will get used to it i guess.

Glad you like her,

Elz x
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post #8 of 17 Old 06-05-2007, 11:15 AM
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picture of equestrian centre in Essex
That competition must have taken a little while if all of those people are competitors!! They look like ants rather than people... must have looked really funny to see so many people striding around!

Your horse looks really promising - 4 and able to complete that course clear will hopefully mean very good hopes for the future! I look forward to seeing you at HOYS in a couple of years .
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post #9 of 17 Old 06-05-2007, 01:08 PM
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You are very lucky, she beautiful.

Ive actually met Concorde at the Nijhof stud, he was my favorite of all the Stallions we saw. Such presense.
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post #10 of 17 Old 06-05-2007, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Wow....we have just come back from our first show and she was wonderful, came off the box like a 12year old and took everything in her stride! She went clear at 3ft (big for me with my confidence levels as they are) and has given me soooo much confidence. She even has my dad out watching and he hasnt been to see me since my mom died (my number one fan! hehe).

SOOOO HAPPY! Going for a lesson with my coach on thursday and hopefully she will approove!
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