Summertime with the Horses and an American Style Update

Summertime with the Horses and an American Style Update

By Erin

One reason I love the summer so much, is because it means I can spend more time at the barn with the horses. It’s also been awhile since I’ve been able to give an update on all the boys, so I thought I’d take a minute and let you all know how everyone is doing. 🙂

If you remember American Style, from back in February, he had retired from racing with a left hind Condylar fracture, and had surgery performed on January 23rd, 2015. He has recovered nicely and is ready to start-up training to become a riding horse.

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Styles ready to start his training!

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Styles working in the side reins working on some ground work before his first ride.

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Styles 1st ride!

Styles did amazing on his first ride with Sarah! He doesn’t steer very well yet, but that’s to be expected with such a green horse with no training yet. He stood so still while Sarah mounted to get on him, and he looks like he flexes and bends well. It will be exciting to watch him as he starts to learn to jump. He has started to go over ground-poles so far!

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Styles trotting over some ground poles nicely.

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A few more of Styles. He is such a gorgeous horse!

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Styles working at the canter in the arena.

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Styles loves to have fun in the turn out with his BFF Big.

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Styles and Big.

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Big on the left and Styles on the right. They are so cute together!

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Then there’s Chup! Cant’ forget about him. He’s my favorite. 🙂

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Chup getting ready to go for a ride.

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Chup sure can jump!

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I got to jump him a little bit too.

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Chup is just too cute!

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He went out with Sarah to Hansen Dam where they went on a fun trail ride.

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Oh, and Diablo is doing great too! He has a great girl, Cat taking extra special care of him.

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Chup posing for a picture.

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That’s what the horses have been up to this summer so far. Mostly just horsing around. Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!

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