Laura's Horse May 26, 2018 19:48:49 GMT -8
Post by Laura Gentry on May 26, 2018 19:48:49 GMT -8
Registered Name>> Electric Worry
Barn Name>> Rosie
Birth Year>> 2012
Breed>> American Paint Horse
Breed Registry>> APHA
Coat Colour>> Bay Tobiano
Stable Colour>> Black and white
Personality>> Even though she's young, she seems to pick up on new ideas quickly. That said, she's brave in new situations, which sometimes causes more harm than good. And on top of that, she gets in a bad mood when she competes, despite only competing in halter classes in the past. She does just fine, but she clearly isn't enjoying herself. She should also wear a red ribbon in her tail at shows; she has a tendency to kick out if anyone gets too close to her tail. On the positive side, she loves to play with a jolly ball, either in the stall or in the pasture. The pasture is preferred, of course. Her greatest fear is probably stinging insects, especially the loud, buzzy ones. Fly spray is a must. On another positive note, she comes right up to you in the pasture. Her favorite treats are peppermints.
Caution Around>> Stinging insects, standing too close to her hind end
Basic History>> Rosie was born at a kid's riding camp in Montana, the very same one that Laura worked at for so long. Rosie's mother, unfortunately, rejected her soon after birth. At first, the caretakers thought it was normal - if aggressive - behavior since she was only squealing or pinning her ears when the foal went to nurse. Over the next few days, she got more and more aggressive until the staff was too concerned to let it keep going on. They wound up having to bottle-feed the foal. Laura took night shifts since she was up from work, anyway.
When Rosie was weaned, Laura asked to buy the foal. It took a lot of time to save up the money, but she managed to pay full price for her by the time Rosie was a year old. Laura started training her as soon as Rosie got home. They started with halter classes. Laura quickly learned that Rosie had a problem with other horses coming up behind her. She also lashed out at Laura a few times while getting her tail brushed or hind legs examined. Life went on, though. When Rosie was strong enough to carry a saddle, Laura started training her for riding. She didn't start riding her daily until she was about four years old. When she was five, Laura had her trained to be sensitive to leg cues especially. She started training her for trail classes but has plans to train her for other disciplines as well.
Owner>> Laura Gentry
Rider>> Laura Gentry
Discipline>> Western disciplines; mostly Trail class