Monday, September 22, 2014
Long Distance Relationships
It takes a lot of work for both horse and rider to become part of a team that can cover significant ground. Saturday Jen and KC rode a string of horses on stretches of 10-15 miles until they reached their 80th mile for the day around 2:00 am. Most of the mileage was cantering. Until one has cantered 50 or 60 miles in a day one cannot understand the physical strain it puts on the body. Until one has ridden many hours in total darkness one cannot understand the importance of having a relationship of absolute trust in one's horse.
In this picture Jen is riding Tradewind, a formerly wild Corolla stallion who was the HOA National Pleasure Trail Horse of The Year for 2011. KC is on Manteo, another formerly wild Corolla stallion. Both of these stallions have produced beautiful offspring that are now at Boy's Home in Covington Virginia where they will be part of insuring the survival of this nearly extinct breed.
If you want to be part of the breeding program that is working to save this incredible strain of Colonial Spanish horse let us know. We will have several foals available net summer.
Posted by Steve Edwards