September 22, 2008

New Horse! Sam

While Mum has been over in Masterton she has been horse collecting! Well, not really - but she came upon an opportunity to take the ride on a nice schoolmaster showhunter type gelding, Sam. Gem on the left (all clipped! yay!) and Sam on the right:
Sam is quite a big boy, around 16.2hh and hasn't done a whole lot in the past year or so. Previously he's had quite a lot of success in the showhunter ring, and ribbons in showjumping up to 1.10m or so. Mum has been bringing him back into work and tells me that he is an absolute gentleman and lots of fun. Not sure yet when Sam will make his first public appearance, but we are certainly eyeing up a few classes for him at Wairarapa A&P show at Carterton.
Gem is in full work now, and hopefully will have some outings through October to keep her occupied. She's full of beans though! So instead of sticking to saddle hunters, it looks like Gem will come over to Wellington to get some jumping experience under her belt.