Only 4 days after Cinder went to his new home, we have the barn filled again. Turbo (SF Galaxy Quest) is an 11 year old, 16.1h National Show Horse (1/2 Saddlebred 1/2 Arabian). His color is Seal Brown and he is already barefoot.
After a short test ride on Friday, I was hooked. We have him on a 30 day trial period to make sure it works out. He has the get up and go that I love, is very responsive under saddle, and has jumping experience. He just didn’t bond with the previous owner. Looks like I found my show horse!
Today we had a woman who lives only a few miles away come and meet Cinder. She understands the possibly issues with his legs and has decided she would like to have him on her farm. She is very experienced with horses and has 2 other horses already. Since we felt comfortable with her knowledge and experience, we have agreed to give her Cinder. After 11 years in our family, Cinder will move to a new family on Wednesday afternoon.
This afternoon the temps were in the low 50s so I saddled up King, Alex got Precious, and Vicki prepped Devil. The 3 of us went out for a 45min trail ride. What made this ride different is we went exploring on new trails the horses had not seen and to get there, we have to walk 1/2 mile of road.
The ponies did great along the road. Vicki was a little nervous during the ride, but Devil wasn’t. Better than the other way around.
Along the trail, we came to a water crossing. After a little initial refusal, King finally decided it was safe to cross. Both ponies crossed without a care.
Then we rode around some open fields. King was full of spunk, so we did some cantering circles and a little galloping across the fields while the ponies walked the edges. Alex and Precious did a little trot work, but Vicki decided to just walk (Devil was fine with that).
In the end, it was a great confidence booster for the kids and reaffirms that we have excellent ponies.