Just a reminder to those on MD’s Eastern Shore or with quick access to it, Wicomico Equestrian Center is hosting a fantastic benefit show tomorrow (Saturday, April 6) at Winterplace Park in Salisbury. For more information see their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TFAWP
In other news, I’d like to showcase one of our current trainer listings right now – she is just lovely! Unfortunately there is a bit of a bias towards tall horses – it always seems 16 hands is the magic number for people to pay attention to a horse, 16.2 is better, and if the horse is approaching 17 hands or taller, watch out! But this blogger has well learned the value of a smaller horse. A more compact beastie is easier to judge distance on, a little easier to adjust, often more likely to be sound and stay that way, and easier to get on from the ground when you’re out in the middle of the woods and need to get off for some reason.
So I’d like to introduce Drink and Dial, a 5 YO mare owned by some very nice people at Charles Town (seriously, I try not to be all full of favoritism for our trainers, and objective as possible when people ask if people are “good” or not. Most of them really are good people if they’re listing with us. Really. But these folks are wonderfully nice and sincere, and always put their horses first).
Drink and Dial is a granddaughter of Langfuhr and Dynaformer (by Roberto, one of the horses I like to see in sport pedigrees, though I’m not exactly a bloodline expert). She’s raced 16 times and even won her last start. The catch, of course, is that she’s quite short. Our volunteer says she’s 14.3, officially a “hony.” So, go ahead people. Prove me wrong! Prove to me that not everybody wants a 17 hander! Show me the love for the little ‘uns!
Her full listing is here.
Lastly, very excited that tomorrow I’ll be making a visit out to the CANTER farm to visit the horses on R&R. I’ll do my best to take photos. Have a great weekend everyone!