Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Dutch Treat

I may have found the perfect horse for me. Holland is a touch over 13 hands and weighs 757 lbs. He is a heavier type Shackleford than are most of the others on the Island. I rode him in the woods for the first time on Tuesday. I let him select the gaits. Except for the times that I pulled him down into a walk he trotted, gaited, or loped for an hour and a half without me ever asking him to accelerate. All this from a horse who has had no endurance training.

I cannot imagine what he will be able to do after a year of heavy milage.

1 comment:

Priscilla said...

Wow! He sound amazing! Like super horse?!? Oh my, you have one heak of a fun horse for cantering..