The newest Newsletter is up. Check it out. You can "get to know" some of the individuals that help make SBR work. http://www.saddlebredrescue.com/news..._Spring_08.pdf
. Here are some of the new Treasures!!! Prophet (Poor young guy.) http://forum.saddlebredrescue.com/to...?TOPIC_ID=1693
"Prophet came in this week. He is quite thin and had very sad eyes when he arrived, just seemed to be very "internal". After being here a few days he seems to be much happier and is starting to come out of his shell. He still will not take a treat but he did enjoy having his head rubbed today. This horse will be an excellent lesson horse. He could go into a program right now. He walks trots and canters easily,stays on the rail,doesn't ever pull down and has a perfect stride for a beginner. He is very quiet and kind."
. Jordan Sparks (I am in love with this girl. She is GORGEOUS!!!) http://forum.saddlebredrescue.com/to...?TOPIC_ID=1696
"This mare was a total surprise to me, I thought she would be very green under saddle but boy were we (Anne & I) surprised. I think Anne was more relieved than surprised but either way it was a good day for Jordan. Jordan has been in the horse show world and someone has put time in her. Jordan wore her head in a very cute place and even canter a collected canter, even though she may need to be refined on her canter start. I think this mare could show and do well if someone would take the time to work her. The only hole in this mare are her legs are sporting some old injuries. They appear to be old and healed and she has not taken a wrong step since she has been here. We will work on getting videos for you."
. Carrie Underwood (Another cute cute CUTE mare!) http://forum.saddlebredrescue.com/to...?TOPIC_ID=1694
"Ok people this horse is the real deal BUT she has a story. Jessie was the first CTD and all of her scores were high, easy to load in trailer, easy to catch in field and LOVES people. Carries ground skills were as high as they get and I just knew we hit the jackpot with her. Jessie rode her about two times around and then we found out why the amish got rid of her...... she ties up! Twice around the arena brought her to a shaking halt were she could only shift her weight from one hind leg to another, we could not even get her out of the ring. So we covered her up with a cooler and untacked her and waited for her to be able to move, and of course we called the vet. Dr. Fazio recommended two different kinds of vitamins and two weeks before we tried again. I had to put her in a stall in the ring to make sure she got her vit. That would be like medicine to her but it worked.
We first started Carrie back to work by having Jessie ride her at a slow walk for about 15 minutes so far so good. Next we started lunging her slowly and daily and again we had no problems. As of now we are able to teach lessons on her and she is a keeper in my mind. Carrie is great at lessons and does not mind different riders. This mare is not great big so she is not scary in any way to ride and she stays to the rail. The bonus is she walk, trots and canters on cue, add that to the fact that she is cute and likes people and that she is SMOOTH at the canter and that makes her THE one to get. Keep her on her vitamins and you will have a WONDERFUL horse. I am trying to figure out a way to hide her from Pat so we can use her for some of my riders. I know that will never work so I am going to make her part of my virtual dream lesson program."
. Racine (Very fine featured. Adorable little ears.) http://forum.saddlebredrescue.com/to...?TOPIC_ID=1698
"Racine has that look up "I have been a show horse" and then that look is followed by the look of "What the heck happen to my other life?" This gelding is easy to catch and easy to handle and I know that because he was brought up two times yesterday, first was get ready and wait...... and wait..... and now Nealia changed her mind and he could be done later. All of this was being done in a VERY busy aisle in the show barn ,and for those of you have been here KNOW what that is like. I think it is a little like the mob scene of a sale at a big wedding dress store and everything is half off.
As Anne has stated this horse wears his head in a show horse manner and is very typey. Racine does three gaits all the time staying to the rail as a good boy does. If I were to fault him I would say he needs work on one canter lead. There is a scar in one eye and my guess is he is blind in that eye but he does not cock his head or act silly at all. Racine also rode well in all the traffic here at North Wind so that is a big plus. While this gelding is not (YET) the first beginner horse I would start out new riders on he could very easily be the first horse you learn to canter on. I also think he would be cute at Academy shows. This horse gets Anne and Nealia's seal of approval."
. Tucson (What a sweet face.) http://forum.saddlebredrescue.com/to...?TOPIC_ID=1695
"Tucson is a recent arrival. I rode him this week and he was such a good boy that we had Doug ride him today.Doug did a great job with him.Tucson is very sensible and stays right on the rail. He gets a little pacey at slow speeds but trots when you ask him to move on. He is a big boy at 16.2 hands with a big body. I think his trot will improve with work, right now he is very out of shape. This would be a wonderful husband horse!!!"
. CSI Miami (Stokes)
(Ooooh look! One with jumping practice!) http://forum.saddlebredrescue.com/to...?TOPIC_ID=1682
"Ok hunter/sport horse folks..I have another one. "Stokes" is registered as CSI Miami as was donated to SBR. He is 6 yrs old and suitable for ANY
level rider but is a tad hard to bridle(a 6 on 1-10) but he is improving with that everyday. He has ONLY been worked in a hunter frame till he got here a week ago. He is capable of doing both SS(with a little work) and Hunt Seat(now). He is jumping 2 ft with ease. He is LARGE 16.2 at least, does need some weight but has a good appetite, easy to work around and plays well with others outside. Please contact me asap if you want more information! 912 577 0089"
Man, they just keep finding so many good ones!