Friday, November 22, 2013

Video: Colin and Gracia schooling pirouettes and tempi changes

Here is a video of Colin and Gracia working on pirouettes and tempi changes, learning together. I't so fun for me to see my girls' riding improving!  


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Zoran to Compete in FEI Small Tour in 2014

I am very excited to have trained another exciting young FEI horse for next year!
Bonnie Stedt's Zoran has truly developed into a super star; his scores and results speak for themselves, and he is coming along beautifully in his training. I am planning on showing him in the FEI small tour next season and am so looking forward to what the future brings with this outstanding young horse!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Looking the Part in the Hunt Field

Boyd and Pancho Villa in the hunt field

A big thanks to Pancho Villa syndicate member Kathleen Crompton, who has been helping all the eventing riders at Windurra to look the part when we head out hunting with Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds. Kathleen made a critical observation that we all had poorly tied stock ties, and she has spent her time training all of us in the correct, proper way to tie a stock for the rigorous hunting that we’ve been doing with a number of the horses.

Kathleen tying Caitlin's stock

...and Lindsey's

Lindsey showing off the finished product
For the couple of months between Fair Hill and heading to Aiken in January, we’ve been taking a lot of the eventers out for a good bit of hunting. We are very lucky to be in the Cheshire hunt country, which has a lot of great terrain, good jumps and ideal water crossings. I believe this is educating the younger, non-Thoroughbred event horses to be good cross-country horses, and it’s also a fantastic opportunity to ride with a number of other elite equestrians from our area.


Video of sales horse Billie Jean Halliday on her first hunt: