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I ride a chestnut tobiano Saddlebred mare named Annie. She's 16.2 Hh or so though we haven't sticked her to see how tall she really is. I ride her in English though I'm hoping I can get her trained in western as well since my other mare can't compete for much longer. I show her in saddleseat, huntseat, eq over fences, and dressage. She's amazing; almost bombproof and not afraid of anything. Annie's one of our more sensible horses at the farm and she's the most sensible Saddlebred we've ever had.
This is a pic of Annie and I doing a courtesy circle before we can jump the course.
We had to jump the course two days in a row...sadly the first time I jumped it the judge got my sheet mixed up with another's and I got disqualified.
That's the second time I did it. Funny thing is that I jumped the exact course I did before...refusal and everything. It got counted though so yay!
The rails were lowered to 2' with some 2'6" because of the mud.
That's Annie and I doing saddleseat showmanship.
That's all I've got for now. I'll try and see if I can get some more pics later in the year or whenever I go out to ride.
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Ariel is a little like Edelweiss in personality-minus the locks on stall doors-. She doesn't need any lower leg pressure at all and she's not for beginners or riders that are knit picky. She's 26 years old though she's still going strong and is able to be ridden just not showable. Ariel's a bay Morgan with no markings. She's 15.0 Hh and I've ridden her since before I could walk. She loves people-especially children and will pretty much do anything asked of her.
Ariel's one of the best horses I've ever ridden and I've learned a lot from her.
Xp. I love him to much to let you steal him but sure you can come visit and cuddle him!
Flash is 8 though we just got him a little over a year ago. He's more saddleseat based right now. Big energetic trot, head up high, etc though I don't show him. He can jump which is what we originally got him for and he does dressage as well. He's a little tricky to bridle but I love him anyway.
Prince is dressage mainly. I've jumped him over a small log or two though he's only 6 so nothing big. He has a nice trot though it's small. A collected trot almost except as small as a jog. He moves lovely and I love riding them both. I don't show him either. Mainly because he still hasn't matured enough since most Iberian breeds mature slow compared to other breeds.