CLICK VIDEO TAB - ALSO LOADS MORE OF HER PROGRESS IN VIDEOS BELOW!!!
Surprise is in her 3rd Season under Trainers.
She went down the rode her 1st ride and around the corp lakeshore on a 3-mile ride day one with David Rice.
Then we took her on 5-day camp and she was sweated out A LOT by David just making sure she was properly introduced to trails and other horses. Which she didn't wear out as far as ticking out the miles goes - but David did. ;p
Then Jodi came along the next season and put a lot of cowboy horse foundational stuff in her plus Trails and stuff like woods, logs, creeks, ponds, and ditches. She had her loping on correct leads and stopping good and all sorts of things, including jumping logs and culverts and whatever they came up on. She used a lot of Clinton Anderson move her feet stuff and flexing and lunging and desensitizing.
I sold the ranch and placed her with Karla Roberts, who's worked on Collected Gait and creating trust as to prep her for a more docile rider than Jodi was. Karla is now working her in Playday disciplines like barrels/pole bending and such. This horse can do anything you want!
At this time she's READY to go to work doing whatever. She LOVES THE TRAIL and goes at it with eagerness and willingness. She will lolly gag along half asleep if thats what you want of her...not real high energy, but she will put it out if you ask it of her.
She's got a good Strong Healthy frame that will continue to grow to probably 15.2, and could handle whatever mountains or MILES you care to tackle.
With her long legs and youth, I'd love to see her learning a more to put those long legs to use like Endurance or Jumping or something competitive..or Playday.
She TICKS out a Foxtrot no problem & will Floppy Ear it like a hound-dog on a hot trail! SHOW PROSPECT!! Play day beginner training done.
She has like 3 colors in her tail, and Great Deal of Gold Fleck in her coat so she shines like a new Copper Penny. And a load of Flaxen blended into her mane...especially shows up in the summer when slicked off. Looks like she belongs in a Western.
Here's a LIST of Video Links w/Trainers on her starting with her 1st Season:
David after about a week:
Jodi after a week:
Jodi after a few weeks:
Trail Ride: Surprise jump over Culvert several times:
On the ranch later on last year:
Karla's w/her is also under the Video tab:
We rode a few weeks ago together:
Surprise learning Pole Bending:
Rev should be on a Rehab Facility helping handycaps he's so layed back - see my other ads.
THEIR SIRE CRASH E. is For Sale and Standing at Valley View, TX! Just back from 4 months with Grand Champion Trainer Mike Rutledge! Talk about amazing - but Surprise is actually bigger than him.
ATTENTION: I'm moving a Trailer load of Horses to Charleston SC mid August - if you are interested in buying but a long way off from North Texas, contact me to discuss how we can assist you in getting a new BFF!