Morgan Cross Gelding. Appx. 4 yrs. Old. Appx. 14.2-3 hands.
Greenbroke. This cute boy needs someone willing to work with him
so that he can be the best he can be.
little guy has a new name (Rowdy), a new mom named Chris and a
new home! Whew! All in one day! This handsome boy is bursting
with potential, yet is also gentle. Chris will be spending the
first few months working with Rowdy on ground manners, etc. Then
it will be off to the trainers for more serious schoolwork! Thanks
so much to Chris for helping this boy and for giving him a home!
- Rowdy is doing GREAT! He spent a month and a half here. We've
working on trust and ground manners. Last Saturday I took him
over to the trainers-so he is in boarding school. He's very smart
and once he understands something, you can see him relax and just
go with the flow. Yesterday he had a saddle on and didn't mind
at all. Actually the trainer started to lean over him with the
saddle and still he took to it very well. Today I worked with
him on the longe line (with the trainer coaching), again he did
well. We all think that after a few more months of training, handling
and love, he'll be just a big old lovey dovey pet.
horse dentist was out today and removed his very large wolve teeth.
By the way, the dentist says he's 3. So we have a younger horse
than expected. I have some great pictures and as soon as I can
get to Staples to have them scanned and forward on to you.
10/27/01 - Wanted to get a quick update to you on Rowdy. He's
doing great! He's been at the trainers now for about 3 months.
As you recall he was younger than first thought, only 3 and very
green. The trainer took her time with him and it has really paid
off. I have ridden him several times now-what a guy-walk, trots,
canters, side passes, back-up. We're beginning neck reining now-so
he'll be coming home soon. He's playful and loves other horses.
Sometimes I take treats to him and he shares with the other horses
trainer has had him out on a couple of short trail rides and he
doesn't spook easily. But she has warned me to be prepared-he
likes to walk fast-so I guess I'll be out in front on our club
rides. Can hardly wait to bring him home.
2/10/07 - I think of TIER all the time, like everyday
I walk out and see Rowdy. What a wonderful boy he is…now
that he is about 8, he’s really coming into his own. Has
a level head about him and we just have a great old time out riding.
As I mentioned we’ve been working towards competing in NATRAC
events…we were up to 25 miles rides last year while conditioning,
but my travels for work just kept us from any event…But
the New Years resolution is we will compete this year.
As I may or
may have not emailed you…after I brought him home, he went
into training as he was green green, but still a good boy. He
then caught strangles at the barn he was at…so home he came,
but by this time he was well under saddle. After the strangles
were gone, we started riding again, but then he developed an absess,
which healed, but then he foundered in both front feet. With lots
of love, medicines, special shoes and supplements and 9 months
off, he was well again. So that was his first 2 years here…but
for the last 3 years….he has been healthy and has progressed
extremely well in training here at home and at clinics.
picture is from last summer at Euer Valley near Lake Tahoe…one
of my favorite places for vacations…wonderful riding. Even
if I do say so myself, he is an extremely handsome gentlemen.
and all your friends and supporters for the work you do.
Well Rowdy and I finally made our first NATRC (long distance competitive
trail riding) competition at Dru Bonner here in Georgetown. Rowdy
was great even after 22 miles! And very much to our surprise he
took 2nd out of 10 riders/horses in our Novice class. That means
he beat out quite a few Arabs. I’ve attached a couple of
pictures. We’re off to another event this weekend near Santa