I was scrolling around my Facebook photos looking for some inspiration for my first blog entry, and noticed that I have quite a collection of photos from the back of my Paint mare “Abby!”
“Abby” was a new addition to the barn in the Fall of 2011 – a mare out of the great HBF Iron Man and a Halter Mare with a show record, she was purchased with hopes of being transitioned into a lesson horse.
I had always been in love with HBF Iron Man since I was younger and showing on the Ohio Paint Circuit where he was also showing. I remember warming up at the Ashland County Fairgrounds just admiring him trot around the track…it was just my Horse and I, and him, he was beautiful. I remember thinking, it would be so cool to have that special show horse that just captivates people, when you are in the presence of a truly special horse it somehow just stops time.
I was super excited to get a chance to work with this Mare, to make her into the horse I knew she could be for my program. Abby is a character for sure, we have had plenty of time to get to know each other, and every ride she improves. She is currently able to work with beginners in the walk-trot lessons, and is now doing lessons with an Adult walk-trot-canter.
Abby is a sweet and loving individual that likes to lick…your hand, your shirt, sometimes your face…a true personality. We have super high hopes for Miss Abigail in the show ring in 2015, we will stay positive and work toward improving her show career!