Over the winter, I got a phone call from a good friend of mine (from my Middleburg days) who said her sister had this nice mare that needed someone to put some time on her. I got some pics of the mare and got to visit her at her home in Pennsylvania while I was there for the AETA trade show in February.
Finally at the end of April, the stars aligned and she was shipped down here for me to have a go at her. She arrived jet black, full of spunk, and in need of a bit of a program to settle into. She's been a pleasure to work with, because she's smart, witty and always lets me know what's on her mind.
Unfortunately, the North Carolina sun had taken a toll on her blackness, and she is a lovely shade of faded brown. She's also had to learn to come to terms with the bugs, heat and humidity - but she's done so with dignity and class (just as any lady should!).
Last weekend I decided to enter Story in a local hunter show. Never mind that we aren't totally balanced yet with our cantering or jumping... I figured it would just be for the experience. I had a bunch of clients showing (who all did fantastic!), so I was slightly worried Story would get frazzled being my puppy dog, running around with me from trailer to ring to warm-up, etc... but she held it together well, jumped all the jumps the first time, and wound up Champion of the Long Stirrup Division (and it was her first time jumping a course, second time jumping more then one jump in a row!!!!). What a good pony!
So now, without further Ado, I present Huntin' for a Story. More information on story can be found on the "Horses for Sale" page at http://www.chorseeventing.com/.