This will be my first post yay I have been riding for 16years and I am now 19 (turning 20 in March). I own a 15.3H black & white Tobiano paint gelding that I have owned since he was 8years old (now 12) and just sold my TB mare that I have owned for the past 7years. I am addicted to Jumping and hope to some day ride in the Olympics but I need to win the lotto first lol. This year in adition to showing Dartanion (aka D) I will be showing my friends warmblood named Zilly, who can jump about 4'6"+ (can't remember) and Dartanion and I are at about 3' since he is sooo lazy I am surprised he can get over 2'6" LOL. I am a CSHA member and I am interested in showing APHA but D is not registered and with college I don't believe I will have time or money to buy and 1/2 decent APHA world worthy horse. Okies I'm going to hunt down some pictures of D for everyone to see
The first picture is us giving a deminstration ride at our local fair. The second one is D giving me a kiss after getting his new showmanship halter for x-mas. Then just to show off how hard D works, he won the 14-17 Silverbuckle for me last year and this year won me the Open buckle. Next year we will be competeing for the Amature buckle and I want to try the Open buckle with ZIlly. I should have pictures of Zilly soon .
Hi and welcome to the horseforum! You have a beautiful horse. He has gorgeous colouring, and looks great undersaddle! Looks like he's quite affectionate too. What a keeper!
I think he was a dog in a nother life because he LOVES to lick! I'll have to take a video some time. We will be working on showmanship and I'll ask him to squar up and hold. He'll look like he is concentrating soooo hard and once I tell him good boy he turns his head and starts licking me! Funniest thing ever! Thank you for all the complements.
He is gorgeous and welcome!! How did you get the white on his body soo white??? Lol I can barely keep my horses white spots off white
Oh I know how you feel LOL I know for his tail I use water and bleach in a bucket and OMG it works like magic! when it's wet it will look a little yellow but once it's dry hehe it looks GOOD. As for the rest of him I've tried that white & bright and it works for the most part, I've also tried that spray but it gets all over your tack if you use it anywhere but their legs. Mostly just a lot of scrubbing with a sponge(SP) before the show day and then we "bubble" wrap him to help keep him clean over night. I'll get a picture of him in his bubble wrap some time lol.