We have been super busy here at SCF getting geared up for the spring season. Everyone is going really well and we are looking forward to an awesome season.
Farrin has been very busy already this year getting started a bit earlier than everyone else. She has already secured a win at one of the Pinehurst Dressage Schooling Shows, and successfully moved up to novice at Running Start Horse Trails. She is heading to SPHT I this weekend for her first recognized horse trials. She is riding great and Misty is looking fantastic. It should be a great weekend for her.
(Farrin and Misty on their way to a great finish at RSHT)
Next month we will head to Williamston for the Spring Break Dressage Show. Should be a blast as Williamston has always been one of my favorite places to show. Farrin won one of the junior scholarships from Sporting Services, so she will be bringing Misty. I will have Joey there and hopefully one of the big boys will be going as well. We’ve missed a lot of time this winter for one reason or another, so it will depend on how they are going fitness-wise. The following weekend everyone else will get out and start their season up at MacNair’s D&CT. Hopefully by then everyone will be fitter and shed out. I didn’t clip anyone this winter and boy are we ever paying for it now. Horse.Hair.Everywhere.
We have a new horse here at SCF. His name is “Chance” and he is another saddlebred that I rescued from the killpen at New Holland Auction. He is 3, coming 4 years old and is such a sweet special guy. He has a lot of learning how to trust ahead of him, in addition to gaining weight, muscle, and growing in general. There was a wonderful article written about him in the local paper. To read his full story check out the article here: http://www.thepilot.com/news/2013/feb/10/chance-chance/
(Chance on his first day home. Enjoying some hay and some much needed rest)
I am terrible at updating blogs and things of this nature, but I am going to do my best to keep updating about his progress. He was turned out the other day with my other baby MiMi, who is a coming 3 year old saddlebred, and they have quickly become fast baby friends. I am so looking forward to the future of both of these talented youngsters.
(Chance starting to feel good enough to trot around a bit. ~2 weeks after he arrived)
MiMi has already started on ground work, and will continue working her way towards being started under saddle this spring. This is also the goal for Chance, but he has a lot more to over come and we will be taking things very slow with him.
(Chance and MiMi meeting for the first time!)
(MiMi and Chance again)
Stay tuned, until next time! 🙂