Hack on the new trails

My new neighbors created some trails that they invited me to ride, so I did, with Lexie! We went out in the late evening and did a lot of trotting and some hill work. She did very well, starting to come over her topline more consistently.

Hack and stretch

Beautiful day, breezy and overcast, perfect for a hack. We walked about a quarter mile, then trotted down Steve’s waterway, reminding her to stretch over her topline and take bigger steps. Got some good change. Some canter work, then more trot and walk the last quarter mile home.

Fun with Leo

Nice day! Leo was very relaxed

We walked down the hill and enjoyed ourselves immensely:

Then cantered back up

Then we went for a short ride in the prairie and had a 10 minute graze at the end, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Some time with Tag

Nice day for a graze, so the first thing we did was go out in the yard and graze grass for a while.

Then I put him in the cross ties and brushed him and played with him. He was more distracted than usual, so after I was done, I took him to the indoor and let him get some of that energy out:

After he was done with his romp, he had a nice roll:

Harley day one

I walked out and caught him in his paddock easily, had a few quiet conversations with him about who was in charge. He agreed and got on the trailer with only a bit of hesitation.

Harley on board physically, now let’s get him on board figuratively. ūüôā

Saturday June 29, 2019 Eventing Clinic with Camie Stockhausen at Catalpa Corner, Iowa City

315309_2334932819946_1448589939_2643365_28333312_n_2What: XC school in small groups with Camie Stockhausen

Where: Catalpa Corner Horse Park, Iowa City

When: Saturday June 29, 2019

Why: To expand your riding and jumping skills with a USEA ICP-certified riding instructor and have fun with your horse and like-minded people. Maybe to prepare for riding in the One Day Event at the park on Sunday!

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Thank you Beth Burrell for the use of this photo.

How: Saturday group xc lessons, $60 per horse/rider combination

Park Fees: Park-use fee for each horse/rider combination, paid to the Catalpa Corner Horse Park is $70 per day of park use. Friday night stabling is available for $25. Stalls must be stripped upon departure. ¬†Park fees will be paid on site. ¬†Clinic fees must be paid in advance for scheduling purposes and can be paid via¬†paypal payment to fielddayhorses@gmail.com or by mailed check made out to ‘Field Day’ and mailed to Field Day, ATTN clinic, 57560 highway 210, Cambridge, IA 50046-8583.

Entering details: Enter by filling out the online registration form below.  Payment may be made by check or PayPal, as indicated above. For a clinic entry to be complete, online entry, payment, signed Field Day waiver and Catalpa Corner waiver must be received by Monday, June 24 at noon. Waivers may be printed out, signed, scanned or photographed and emailed to fielddayhorses@gmail.com, if desired.  Ride times for completed entries will be posted no later than Tuesday June 25th, 9:00 p.m.

Stabling: Available Friday on first come first served basis.  Stabling available Saturday on a priority basis for entrants in the Sunday One Day Event.  Saturday stall reservations are made through the ODE entry.

Camping: $30.00/weekend, limited. Campers will receive a tag to display.

Offered For Sale: Bravado Cat

Everything is fun when you have the right partner

Bravado is an eight-year-old, 17h, big-bodied thoroughbred gelding.  He has been foxhunted for two seasons with North Hills Hunt including joint meets with other hunts and two trips to our nationally-famous Burwell fixture. About half the time he was ridden as the field master’s horse and the other half of the time in the field.  He’s used to being ridden out alone and is a bold, but sensible, jumper, and nonchalant about hounds.

He has evented successfully at USEA-recognized Beginner Novice level and schooled and done a schooling event at Novice level.  

He peaceably lives out with a small herd 24/7 with access to a shelter.  He has good herd social skills.

Bravado recently passed a basic pre-purchase examination at Iowa State University in anticipation of his sale.  Rider in most of the the images is 6’3″ tall; Bravado is a measured 17 hands.  No vices, good hooves, current on all veterinary and farrier needs, link to pedigree.  $12,500.  Located in Cambridge, Iowa, 1 minute off I-35.  Contact Camie Stockhausen or 515 231 9875.

Scope to burn.  All showjumping pictures on this page were taken by Expressfoto
Stands out in a crowd (second from right) and plays well with others

Third in line, coming up to the jump (Bridle Spur Hunt, STL)
Dozing in the sun with his friends
Stands at checks
Loads, ties, clips
Can take a joke.  Used to students having fun.
Though he isn’t asked to carry students often, he’s a good sport about it.

Heading out to hunt, leading the field
Bank at Catalpa Corner Horse Park
XC
Novice showjumping at Sundance Farm Horse Trial