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I am an equestrian focusing in dressage. I am also a riding instructor. Horses are my passion.
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

PostHeaderIcon New Project Pony

My handsome buddy :)
Hey, guys! My trainer just gave me a new horse to work with. He was in need of someone to ride him and just basically be his buddy, so I took on the job. :) His name is Oreo and he is a 12 year old Paint/Arabian cross.

Oreo and I have a little bit of history. I first met him when I started working at the farm. I wanted to ride him, but unfortunately, he had gotten injured and was on stall rest for quite some time. I hand walked him every day and was the first one to ride him once he got the ok from the vet.

At this point in time, I had Cappy as my project pony. This year, Cappy moved to our barn's other location and he has a little girl leasing him, so I don't need to ride him like I used to. But since Oreo needed someone and he and I are both at the same barn, it's worked out pretty good.

Oreo is a blast to ride! He's the sweetest horse I have ever met. He's fantastic in therapy...sometimes the kids call him the cow!

I hope that later this year, I can take Oreo to one of the local shows. I gave him a show name just a few weeks ago. He'd never had one. I dubbed him Milk's Favorite Cookie....couldn't resist the whole cookie theme lol :)

Anyway, Oreo and I are making great progress together. He follows me around the arena like a little lost puppy! I love him and look forward to seeing what we can do together. :)

Certificates and Honors

  • AHA clinic "Long Lining: Maximizing Your Horse's Potential" September 2010
  • Kerrits Performance Riding Apperal Ambassador since December 2010
  • AHA clinic Level I Equine Skills Feburary 2011
  • AHA clinic Level II Equine Skills December 2011

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