Sunday, April 27, 2014
O.K., Even I Thought Him Too Small--And I Was Wrong
Years ago, at an HOA national meeting, I asked Tom Norush, HOA President, if the smallest Shacklefords could carry a person my size. I was surprised when he told me that as long as the horse was grown even the smallest Shacklefords would have no problem with me.
When I was less knowledgeable about these horses I did not see how a horse the size of this beautiful stallion could carry me. I was wrong. Wanchese carries me as if I weigh no more than saddle blanket.
Wanchese has been carrying adult riders for years now--never a hint of lameness or pain, or even slight discomfort.
Not even once.
There are very few 17 hand Warmbloods who live in stables that can make that claim.
Posted by Steve Edwards