Blue Ridge is a fictional town located deep in the heart of Kentucky. It is home to one of the most well known equestrian academies in the United States. Students and staff from all over the world join the academy for what it has to offer. Do you have what it takes to join us and learn from the Academy?
First is Rascal. He was given to me free as an unruly have crazy pony... but c'mon, does he look that bad to you? They rode him in a strong bit all the time with lots of contact, so I changed to a regular snaffle (halter on some days even a bosal occasionally). He is around 12 years old, and old habits die hard. His biggest issue is baths and bug spray and I have been working on him with that for a while.
The next horse is Cowgirl. She was also given to me for free, she was skinny and mistreated before I got her and a lot older members know of her. Here is a rather recent picture of her... and Her baby!! Vaquero is his name.
And I have two new additions... This is Hollie, she is coming on 2 1/2 and we have halter broke her and will starting her under saddle soon. She was a rescue as well, her and her (we think brother or half brother) were just left in a pasture to starve with other neglected horses. They were pretty much untouched. She is coming along great and was started good, we will have her up for sale. We are wondering though if she is bred...
This is Chester, we assume her half brother. He was still a stud when we got him but he is gelded now. He is very very smart... and very very ornery. The two are complete opposites. We are working on getting him halter broke and just being comfortable around people still.
Thank you 5572:) Yes Stern! I thought she was just getting really fat, but one my friend's said 'Nope, she is pregnant' haha. And she was. LoL I couldn't get great pictures of them yet so they don't look too graceful but better ones will come soon. Chester might not be but the silly brat will learn in time. xD
Yes. The daddy would be Indy, but he is a gelding now. He is mom's horse and had to have special surgery because only one of his testicles dropped. I think they call it cryptorchid or something like that.
Thank you Cara! Yes she does, she had a bad spell a few months ago, and we thought we were gonna lose her. I had the vet come out on an emergency call. Cowgirl's skin was puffy all over her body, she was sweating like crazy, and she would toss her head and rear, and then she would fall like she was paralyzed. The doc could never say what the allergic reaction was from... but a few days later, all of her skin started peeling, hair and all... her back, face, the poor baby. But now, you can't tell. I won't post the gruesome pictures, but no one knows what caused it and none of the other horses got it.