Welcome to my journal!
Because someone in my "Welcome"-thread suggested to I decided that I should start a journal.
The most important part of this journey will be this sweet fella: Name:
Boromir (Stud name: Bellagio) DOB:
14th of April 2019 Breed:
Westphalian (although pedigree is mainly Hanoveranian, with almost no TB blood) Sire:
Callaho's Benicio (by Belissimo M) Sire of Dam:
Show Star (by Sandro Hit)
He is the first horse I bred myself, leased the mare and chose the stallion to breed a dressage horse that could potentially fullfill my wishes intead of having to deal with a hypermobile, nervous "dressage-ship"(how we call them in Germany).
I want to train him according to classic principles, inspired by people such as Branderup, Steinbrecht etc. but bitless, which is still pretty rare over here in Europe and is often looked down upon as not being a "proper" way to train your horse.
For any groundwork I prefer to work with clicker/mainly positive reinforcement, especially concerning medical-training, and do everything from lunging, to long-rein work and freework.
I would love to also, one day, participate in one or two Working Equitation competitions, but we'll see how the rulebook is looking then concerning bitless bridles (so far they're still allowed in 3 out of 5 classes).
That's it for now, as we don't do a lot together because he still lives 370km away, but I'll visit a stable here next saturday that looks perfect for us(and is close to the sea, yay!) where I'd stable him from autumn(next year) on.
Here are some more pictures showing his development in his first year