Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I wasn't going to do this post just yet for fear of jinxing it. I finally got Jade off to the trainer. I am about 2 yrs behind with this horse. I send all my horses to one particular trainer for a month's worth of training, I just can't start them anymore. When I get them back they are a little ahead of the basics and then I can take it from there.Jade is a now 6yr old Morgan, so yes very late start. I have been on this horse a number of times, she is quiet but somewhat unwilling. She will follow another horse around but when asked to move away and step forward she just doesn't get it. She will spend a month with the trainer and then I will board her there for another month which will give me the use of the Indoor arena. I will also be able to do a few clinics while she's there. The reason I didn't want to say much yet is because this horse went as a 4yr old for training, she was there for 2 days got injured and had to come home. This mare was also in foal(just) so I left her to heal and get heavy with foal. When Lily was born and then weaned another yr and a half had gone by. So long story short the trainer now has time and I have a healthy horse ready to go. Fingers crossed, no more issues. I hope she spends some time around the cattle, her Sire was an accomplished cutting horse, maybe some of that will rub off.