My OTTB Henri (aka ‘Heron’s Waltz’) and I practice our liberty work and Corteo tries to get over his fear of cows. A rainy day meant a day at Rolling Ridge Farm in Tunnel Hill, GA where I was able to work Indy, Henri, and a new horse named ‘Seven.’ I’m really proud of Indy (aka ‘Indiana Chrome’), who is growing up and learning how to deal with new environments. Seven is a new 7 year old dutch warmblood that I got in as a sale horse. He’s a very fun horse and nicely trained.
You can really see in this week’s vlog how much progress a horse can make in a very short period of time. I get my third ride on Henri, a 6 year old off the track thoroughbred, and my team-mate in the upcoming Retired Racehorse Project competition. He moves really well, and took to jumping really well the first time I ask it of him.
Ozzie is still very aware of his environment, but his trust in me and in his new home has made him far more adaptable to strange things, and strange humans, entering his space. He’s learning that humans (or at least my humans) aren’t so bad.
Special guest appearance in this week’s episode from my brother, Braden Wallace, who braved the frigid temperatures to hang out and do some repairs around the property.
This diamond in the rough will hopefully be a girl’s best friend. In this episode, I introduce my new Retired Racehorse Project project, Henri, and talk a little about what I look for in a horse.
After two years of wearing my diamond wedding band in the barn, I finally lost a stone. Lesson: the only diamonds you work with in the barn should be of the equine variety.