Enter Holly stage left.
|Fresh 5 year old|
She was pretty, she was smart, and she was the right price. Her owners were super nice, and I still talk to them. She just needed to stop playing WP pony, and learn to be a hunter...
|How did I miss those overly perked ears? |
Oh yeah, she's pretty...
-She still is downhill, but I can't fight genetics too much, its her build.
-She is hard to frame up. That's more me being weak legged than her at this point because she does it fine for trainer and WS.
-She needs someone to help her with distances to jumps. Um.. yeah so do I....
|I swear I can fit one more stride mom...|
It wasn't until I was idly horse shopping on my 3am lunch break one day that I realized how far we had come.When my trainer gave me a price she'd start her at if I did sell, I thought she was off her rocker. Then I started reading ads in our area... Turns out I'm the one out of touch...
Holly can work in a frame (if you remind her that she's not a WP horse anymore),
- she's picking up counter-canter
-She leg yields, haunches/shoulders in at WTC, also turn on the fore/haunches (beautiful turn on the fore)
- She has a great, adjustable stride, and only I can't sit her canter well ;) (Seriously, everyone loves her canter but me)
-Her trot is smooth, and for us weenies, she's a push horse, she doesn't drag her rider.
Really when you add it all up, despite being owned by a crooked, nervous, semi-detached owner, she's a great horse.
As much as I often feel we don't quite match up (she needs a more confident, firm rider like our WS), the thought of selling her and starting again is daunting to say the least.
Now remind me to re-read this ny the end of the month when it's cold and windy and she's clipped and she's acting a fool.