Thursday, November 5, 2009

Summer Breeze in Training

Anne Hennessey's new 4-year-old mare 'Summer Breeze' is starting to look the goods. 'Summer' arrived from Australia about a month ago after a couple years off since she was broken in (in Australia) as a two-year-old. She is by the Dutch/Thoroughbred stallion 'Staccatto', out of 'Batwoman', a Thoroughbred mare that I competed to Advanced level in Australia. 'Batwoman' is also the dam of my newest Advanced eventer 'Shatzi'.

Summer's career in the US started a bit rough: last week while I was riding her around the farm she got a fright and leapt into a fence post. She had to get a few stitches from the doctor from a bit of wire that cut into her. Other than that, its been going well for my new favorite little gal. I jumped her for the first time today, (check out the video below), and I am impressed! She feels really scopey and has lots of power. I think she is going to be pretty flashy on the flat as well.

Anne's and my plan with Summer is to keep her going with light work here in Pennsylvania for a couple more weeks until it gets really cold. Then we will ship her to Anne's winter Equine Luxury Resort in Southern Pines, N.C. for some well-earned rest and relaxation. We will start to get serious with her sometime early next year.

Check out the first time Summer Breeze jumps a jump on THIS VIDEO...



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