a new purpose for an old horse
Very dear friends of mine have 3 retired broodmare. All 3 were shown in halter as yearlings, 2 & 3 year olds, trained for riding, & then became broodmares.
Glitter was their first horse, bought as a 6 month old & is now 16 years old. She has not been ridden in at least 6 years. With my friends blessing, my 9 year old son & I decided to see if we could bring Glitter back into work. We have spent most of the summer doing ground work & lunge line work in the round pen. Glitter acted as she's never had a day off. Everything I've asked of her she has done. Has a perfect whoa, on or off the lunge line. I've gotten on her a few times already & she was a perfect lady. Yesterday we decided that it was my son's turn. She took such good care of my boy! He is so proud of the horse he "helped train". A few more weeks of work & my friends feel like it will be time for her grandkids to come ride with my help. I'm so blessed to have them in my life & feeling so proud that I was able to bring a new purpose to a well loved old horse