But wait.... did I say new horse? Why yes, yes I did. 'Dreamer' is a 6 year old Quarter Horse that just got too big to be a reiner. He did the Futurity stuff a little bit when he was younger, but wasn't drilled to death, as he just kept growing! Now, apparently riding a spin on him is slightly like turning the Titanic. But he does try very hard. About a month ago, I went and rode him for the first time (his first time in English tack!), and he was a star. I have the video, and just need to find the time to post it, but really, I found myself cantering around and asked his (then) owner "Does he do changes?". She said "oh, yeah" and I made way across the diaganol, shifted my weight, and Ta-da! Flying change. Same thing the other way. What a cutie.
So, other then being a bit overweight at the moment, and in need of a new pair of Nike's, Dreamer has made his way to Cassidy-dressage land. He is for sale, and I think he will make someone a super fun horse. He's big and beautiful and black (until the NC sun gets ahold of him), and I'm excited to play with him until he finds a new home!
Here's some very poor camera-phone pics, but hopefully you can tell how stinkin' cut he is!!!
|Notice Prophet in the background looking very angry and 'protecting' Ted|
|He's pretty darned cute!|