It's been quite some time since I have made a new post here on ABN. Not 8+ years as that is an entire different subject and the reason for my post.
With Sport Horse Nationals on our side of the world this year and after having sold our linebred colt Mondavi GA, aka 'Robbie' I got the hair brained idea to take Esquire+ back out again.
Of course I had absolutely no idea how this would go since he seriously has not even had a saddle on in 8+ years (not his fault). My knees are trashed and while I would love to ride and show it simply is not in the cards In fact, I have just re-injured my left knee and am headed to the doctors office tomorrow to be scheduled for surgery to have it repaired.
So off to the trainer he went. Three days later we had to go get him to fulfill a breeding obligation. He returned to the trainer the following day (just over an hour away) where the trainer was able to take him for a spin after being at the barn for a week. I was not present so have no idea if it were pretty or not lol but did receive a few cellphone pics via text.
In the next two weeks we picked Esquire up for several breeding obligations and took him right back to the trainer the following day. This did not give the trainer hardly anytime to ride Esquire, getting to know him, etc. And on top of that we had a lot of rain Our first show was going to be interesting to say the least......................
So off we went the end of May to Esquire's first show in 8+ years. He showed both in hand and under saddle. To say we are pleased with how everything went would be an understatement! He looked stunning and behaved beautifully. We took him to a second show the following weekend where he made it to the ring in hand but not under saddle. Unfortunately Esquire had a tummy ache which he politely told us would keep him from performing his best. We listened and scratched him from his under saddle classes and let him rest.
The following weekend Esquire had off but that was short lived. The next weekend we made the trip to Lexington, VA for the Blue Ridge Arabian Classic. It was at this show Esquire validated what I knew from the first time I laid eyes on him. With less than 2 full weeks of being back to work under saddle due to having to be taken back and forth and rain he received at this one show his highest dressage scores yet! In fact, 3 of his 4 test scores were higher than his scores from years back!
Yes this post is a brag post, yes this post is intended to say I am super proud of my boy AND the trainer, but most important this post is to say.....
"NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS" ~ Believe it is possible and it will be!!!
Pictures are from our recent shows
Thank you for allowing me to share here with all of you!