My sister decided to adopt a haflinger last week. The haflinger was picked out by my BO for another boarder and after 4 years, the boarder decided to give him to the BO and tell her to "find him a home, he's free". My sister had ridden him a couple weeks ago to see if she wanted to lease him. She liked him but opted for the buckskin that the BO had for lease as well.
The BO texted me and told me Sabee needed a new owner so I asked my sister, who really took a liking to him. It took her a couple hourse to decide, but she finally said yes. She's really excited about him.
Sabee's old name was "Buddy", but we have a running joke. See, my sister is a bit darker skinned than I am. We have native american in our blood and it shows a lot in her. So while she was trying him out to lease, I was calling her Tonto. She took the joke to another level and renamed Buddy Kemosabee, and it fits him. Raina favors him and he's pretty trustworthy.
Anyways, Sabee has this "whoa" problem. He's not dangerous by any means, he just wants to trot, trot, trot, trot the second you get on him, and he's very hard in the mouth. The BO said that his previous owner, who was a 17 year old girl, just wanted to go, go, go so that's probably why he's like that. He doesn't take off and do dangerous stuff, he just thinks its his job to never stop.
So I am going to be doing some retraining on him to bring back some breaks and get him into neck reining.
So far Sabee's stats go like this:
Weight: Fatty McFat Fat
Discipline: Western/trail riding
Goal: Whao, pony! Neck reining, getting him back into shape, possible trail ride competitions.
So this journal is about Sabee's progress and how my sister learns from him. She's been around horses as long as I have, just never got too "into" it until now. I'd call her an intermediate rider with a lot of room to grow and learn. I can't wait to teach her how to sheath clean! Mwahaha.