Bug has been on hiatus since Fairhill. He got a few weeks of no work at all, and he is now back to work on the flat. He is so thrilled to be doing so much dressage! haha He will start back to jumping this week, which I'm sure, will make his life worth living again. haha
Also, on the Renn front, I am offering a discount on stud fees for 2012 if you book before Jan 15. Contact me for more information! Check out the video of Renn in a lesson with Bonnie.
We have some new horses here at RSS as well. I think I may have talked about them before, but I have more information on them now.
1. Rosarita: 2005 Hanoverian mare by Rolling Stone (who is by the great Rubenstein I) and out of MS Amelia. She is 16.2 hands and liver chestnut with a star and 4 socks. She has a puppy dog personality, and she is very athletic and willing. She was started late as a 5 year old then left for a year, so for her age, she's pretty green. However, she is coming along quickly. See the video below of her in a lesson with Bonnie. It was the first time she'd ever done any grid or real polework. I believe she will make an excellent young rider or adult amateur's horse.
2. Whitfield: 2005 Hanoverian gelding by Wildcard. He is 17 hands and bay with a star and 3 socks. As with Rosarita, he was started late and then left for a year. He is a sweet boy, but he is very sensitive. He needs an experienced rider with patience. He loves to hack out, and I am thinking that he may be best as a foxhunter. We will see. See the video below. It is also from a lesson with Bonnie and was his first time doing grid and real polework.
3. Fame de Bromont: 2002 Oldenburg mare by Walldorf. She is a 16.1 hand liver chestnut with a blaze and high socks. Fame was well trained then had an injury that put her out of work for awhile. She is just coming back into work. More information to come as she progresses into work.
In other news, I have decided to donate 5% of my income from lessons and training from Dec 5 thru Dec 31 to Cabin Creek TB Rescue. In light of the new Horse Slaughter Bill being passed, I have decided that, even though I am financially strapped, I would like to try to help the rescues who are keeping as many horses out of the slaughter houses as they can. I got my lovely Ellie Mae from Cabin Creek, and I plan to get as many as I can from there in the future. There's nothing like an OTTB!
I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving and remembered to be thankful for everything that they have. I am very thankful to God for all that He has blessed me with. Even when times are tight, I know that I still have it a lot better than many others.
Thanks for reading!! Heels down, kick on!