|Wylie waiting to go compete|
They were fine with being caught in the pitch dark at 4 AM, being brought in the barn, cleaned up, loaded like they've done it every day all year and shipped like champs to Bel Air. Then they calmly unloaded, got tacked up, whinnied a few times, and then hung out until it was their turn to show. No fuss. No great prep routine with hours of lunging or tons of schooling. Briana had come up a few days before and jumped over 1 X, a vertical and a small oxer several times...other than that, they've been working on their dressage training! So the show was a Holiday from that!
|Wylie hanging out waiting her turn|
|Wilona catching a nap|
|Wilona watching Wylie head to the ring|
Now we have carefully picked the mares we bred to Waldaire - several generations into this whole breeding adventure, there are some do's and don'ts that we've figured out...but he really does make "rider friendly" horses. They learn their job (do whatever the humans tell them to do) and go do it. What more can a rider ask for?