Slate and Sharpie go to School

This week I took my two off the track thoroughbreds, Slate and Sharpie (owned by Michelle Chisholm), to the Georgia International Horse Park for a schooling show hosted by Brookwood Sport Horses. These shows are great for introducing young horses to an atmosphere and gaining experience in the ring.

Slate raced 42 times under the Jockey Club name of Run Slado run. This outing was encouraging because he is getting more confident and handled the experience like a champ. He surprised me with how far he had come since we first started working on his confidence on cross country back in November.

Every day I am more and more impressed with Sharpie, a classy war horse who raced 61 times under the name of Sharp Johnny. He took the experience in stride and performed well. He reminds me a little bit of Johnny. While he is a sensitive horse, he tries really hard.

I’m excited about the future with these young horses, and having a lot of fun being a part of their journey.

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A Very Expensive Helmet Cam Video

A little more about my dressage test, and thoughts on cross country at the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. It’s interesting to hear the thoughts of my groom and father on my ‘process’ as I prepare for cross country day at this level of competition.

Finally (there’s more to this story, which I will share in a future vlog), but a lost hemet cam sends my husband on a mission down treacherous roads in bad weather. He got me the helmet cam but, unlike Johnny, his car ‘Klaus’ is not built for cross country.

NOTE: Apologies to my friend Leighton Mays, who’s name is mis-spelled in the video.