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My first blog hop! Have some photos of past horses in my life.
Peaches was my trainer’s lesson pony and my ‘project’. She was a good horse but she had gotten to the point where she could really only go around in a lunge. I didn’t have a horse to ride, so she set me up on this little mare to get her working again and a few months later, Peaches was jumping around with the big horses.
Cyndra was my first (and only) full-lease horse. She was a Trakehner mare who had energy for days and LOVED to jump. This is a photo of us about to go over a fence – look how happy she is! 😀
Sebastian was another horse who belonged to my trainer, who I ended up half-leasing. He was a former circuit hunter who had been injured some time ago and couldn’t trot sound to save his life – but he was an amazing jumper, really textbook, and one of the prettiest horses I’ve ever known.
Stroh (Maestro) was my trainer’s horse. He had been her daughters’ children’s/junior hunter horse, but I only knew him when he was retired. Stroh was really special. My trainer put me on him when I ran out of lesson horses to ride, which was an honour in and of itself – he was her baby. He taught me virtually everything I know about riding and I would not be where I am today without him. I was jumping around on him all the way to age 27 – and continued to trail ride around on him for even longer. He passed away several years ago at the age of 30, the most beloved horse anyone could ever imagine.
I met Reve (pronounced REH-vee) when he was eight and I was just shy of thirteen. Without him I would not be alive today. I may not know where he is now, but he is and always will be my heart horse.