Dark Bay TB Mare. Thin, Curved star. Appx. 15 hands. Halter
broke. This is a lovely, friendly, curious, untrained mare!
Followed me everywhere I went and put her head on my shoulder.
Due to her size, (small for a TB) there is a possibility that
she will be sold as a Polo horse. I think she would make a wonderful
small English horse once she has been trained. Foaled: 5/19/96
BY: Coach's Call
Out of: Poponi BY: Hawaii
has a home, a new name (Cinder) and a new mom (Cari). This cute,
cute little mare left for her new home! She will be quarantined
for a few weeks and then on to her new carrier with mom Cari.
Cinder and Cari will be hitting the trails once Cinder has had
some schooling! Congratulations Cari & Cinder! Can't wait
to read the updates forthcoming about Cinder's progress!
5/29/01 - I just wanted to let you know that Cinder is doing
great so far. She was a little freaked out the first day, very
curious, and taking it all in. She DID NOT like the enclosed
round pen!!! So we will wait till she adjusts a little more
before trying that again. She has a new friend, a big Hanovarian
in the stall next to her. The connecting wall between the two
is open from her shoulders up so she can socialize. However,
I think she likes this horse a lot more that it likes her! We've
been taking it slow, walking her around the whole facility so
she feels secure in her surroundings. All-in-all she seems happy.
I will keep you posted.
P.S. everyone keeps telling me what a beautiful little horse
6/21/01 - Cinder was ridden for the first time today!!Short
but Sweet. Kory (her trainer) has been lunging her 6 days a
week (15-30 minutes)for the past three weeks. She has had Cinder
in full tack for two weeks and used two soft lead ropes as side
reins so she would get used to contact and weight on the bit.
Cinder has learned to pickup the proper lead, and proper head
carriage. Its pretty amazing how fast its going, she's a very
intelligant athletic horse with great potential. She moves wonderfully
with natural floating trot, extended trot, and flying lead changes.
Cinder has also put on quite a bit of muscle in her chest and
rear. So anyway, Kory got on her today with no problems (no
temper tantrums) and my husband lead her around at a slow walk.
She gets alot of attention everyday, long walks, turn outs,
7/21/01 - Cinder is doing wonderfully. She is in great shape,
very happy, and very loving. We took her for her first trail
ride last week, all through Griffith Park. She was very nervous
and prancing at first, but soon she settled in and enjoyed the
adventure. She is finishing up her full-time training in the
next two weeks and has made amazing progress. We make sure she
has equal amounts of play time and work time. She has a wonderful
willingness to learn and very graceful coordination. As you
can tell we are beaming with pride!! Thank you again for helping
us find her.
12/10/02 - Sorry it has been so long since my last update.
So much has happened in the last year, most importantly we have
left Los Angeles for the greener pastures of Dallas, Texas.
We packed up Cinder (now known lovingly as Pooh) along with
her stable mate Artex, the school horse I used to lease - we
bought him so he could retire,and have moved to a nine acre
ranchette in East Dallas County. Cinder is doing wonderfully
and very much enjoying being the only lady amongst three geldings.
She rules over them mercilessly but they still worship the ground
she trots upon! Mostly the horses enjoy lazy days grazing, napping,
and playing. We do a lot of trail riding and I belong to a club
for women which does barrel racing and pole bending. We are
having a bunch of fun and Cinder seems to thrive on the varied
routine. Anyone who says a TB mare won't make a good trail horse
has not seen this little girl in action. She is almost bomb
proof which is very shocking to anyone who met her when I first
brought her home. We have gone on charity rides with 100 other
horse,trailered up to Oklahoma to ride back-wood trails, and
once we even tried our hand at cow herding. She has stayed level-headed
and willing of anything I ask...well that is except for water,
she absolutely would rather die then walk through anything wet
and/or muddy. The only problems that I have had here are that
she is a bit of a hard keeper and gets cold easily. This just
means all the more work for me and pampering for her. She stays
up every night and is blanketed about half the year and gets
more food than any of the boys. I just had her teeth floated
two weeks ago and that seems to be helping with the weight gain.
I just love this horse so much and can't believe she was a "throw
away". Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication
to these horses. I will owe you forever for helping me get my
Info on pictures attached: Pic 1 - Cinder leading the herd,
Pic 2 - Cinder running the barrels, Pic 3 - Cinder in her Western
1/15/03 - I know I just sent an update a few weeks ago,
but I couldn't resist showing these pictures. My husband and
I just completed the purchase of six acres on which we will
be building a house and barn. Last Sunday we rode the horses
over to the new property and turned them loose to see what they
thought about their new digs. Much to their surprise our neighbors
across the street have a very big and very curious bull. Well,
Cinder and Artie just went nuts snorting, blowing, and running
for their little lives...then returning to stare some more.
This went on for about 45 minutes until they were lathered and
we feared they would be too tired to take us home. Anyway, here's
a few pictures to show you the scene.
12/23/03 - Dear Gail and TIER Friends,
it is that time of year when I sit around and think of new and
creative ways to show the world that Cinder does indeed have
Christmas spirit! I know you are saying that look upon her little
face is not one of "joy to the world", it is rather
more of a "bah-hum-bug" pout. But, you all have to
understand that year-round we pamper the little princess with
all that her little horsy-heart could desire...four grassy acres
to roam, two handsome boys to keep her company, a warm cozy
bed at night, and all of my spare money to keep her in the lifestyle
to which she has become accustomed. However, at Christmas time
its payback!! In her renewed Christmas Spirit she suffered through
two parades in her fancy outfit just to bring joy to many local
children. However, it should be noted that in one Prima Dona
temper tantrum, she did break her little reindeer ears by trashing
her little head around violently and had to be further humiliated
by finishing the second parade looking more like a floppy-eared
moose than a Reindeer.
Holiday Spirit stay with you all !!!!
Cari & Cinder