Victoria Greco's Horses Jun 15, 2017 18:26:32 GMT -8
Post by Victoria Greco on Jun 15, 2017 18:26:32 GMT -8
Registered Name>> Cosa Nostra
Barn Name>> Stella
Breed>> Dutch Warmblood
Breed Registry>> KWPN
Coat Colour>> bay
Stable Colour>> black and gold
Personality>> Stella has her own clear set of standards and beliefs that she lives by, but it also means that she expects others to follow these same standards, with no patience or understanding for individuals who do not value these systems. So she needs a sympathetic and consistent rider.
Has a habit of switching or wringing her tail a lot when being ridden, but it's just a quirk so don't think it means she needs a red ribbon as she's never kicked anyone before.
This mare loves affection, and while she only likes one rider, she doesn't care who you are if you're going to give her some loving, and she's great to lead and can be trusted with a child - of course an older person should be within touching distance.
Her attitude in the pasture is the complete opposite of what she's like with humans, as she'll be the horse in the corner of the pasture by herself. If another horse approaches her, she'll say hello and then walk away.
She doesn't seem to know what apples are, but she adores carrots, or anything carrot flavoured.
Caution Around>> Small yappy dogs, she has no problem whatsoever with large dogs, and the little ones are alright as long as they aren't around her feet or yapping (even from a distance).
Basic History>> Stella's life started at a respected Warmblood stud farm, where all the horses are glossy and well-looked after (as they were). And she spent the first eight months of her life at her dam's side, or tearing around the fields with the other foals in her crop.
Stella's first documented owner; owned and ran a hunting barn and the mare was gently brought into the world of hunters and once broken in, had a wide variety of riders. It turned out though that hunters just wasn't this mare's thing and she was sold on - either she wasn't cut out for being a hunter, or she didn't like having loads of riders.
Her next home was a combined training barn, and with her straight lines and good looks, she quickly became popular in the dressage arena, and since she already knew how to jump, show jumping was an easy change from hunters. And she had a variety of riders at different shows. Once again, she stopping placing in shows and she was no longer a popular horse and off to the sales she went.
Anyone else seeing a pattern here?
The Greco's found the gorgeous mare at the horse sales, and after Vincenzo saw the mare move, he knew that she was the horse his daughter needed.
Owner>> Victoria Sue Greco
Rider>> Victoria Sue Greco
Discipline>> Combined Training (Advanced-Intermediate), though has done some work in the Hunter (Intermediate) ring.