Thursday, December 20, 2012

Super Owner Amy Lindgren Visits Her Horses

Amy Lindgren, a loyal owner and supporter of Boyd's, was out at our farm yesterday to visit with her horses and watch them jump. Amy has been generous enough, and I have been lucky enough, to have the opportunity to ride Minotaure du Passior, Amy's 12 year old Selle Francais gelding. This has been a wonderful opportunity for me, giving me the chance to ride a horse who really knows his job. "Min" has a heart of gold, and is always eager for work. Amy, the ultimate horsewoman, retired Min from competition after he won the CCI* at Bromont three years ago. Since then, Min has been enjoying life at Windurra, doing some light dressage work, going for long hacks on the nearby Runnymede hills, but has most recently returned to his one of his favorite activities, jumping. Boyd has also been hunting Min with the Cheshire Hunt this season, and Min has shown his aptitude as a true hunt horse, enjoying every minute of it.

Amy also has been supportive of the breeding that Boyd has done in Australia, importing two of his three year olds last winter and buying half shares in each of them. Ray Price and Wallaroo, both now four years old, have shown huge promise for their future eventing careers, easily understanding every lesson that they are taught and jumping small courses with ease. Both of these horses will spend the winter turned out in a huge pasture here in Pennsylvania, enjoying some much deserved time off after their first year on the job. They will continue with their training in the spring, after we return from Aiken with the fleet of competition horses.

I love when Amy comes out to watch her horses go; she has a very true love for each one of them and her happiness for spending time with them spreads throughout our barn. Thanks Amy for your support of these wonderful horses!


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