September 16, 2013

Pony Show!

Is there a better way to spend a Saturday morning than handling fancy baby Cobs in their first horse show?  I don't think so!

That's me handling baby Filigree (Castleberry's Filigree) this past weekend.  She's a future Dressage star with movement like she has, she's amazing!

Connor's breeder gets all of her babies out to their first in-hand show when they're still babies, and they learn from their moms that trailer rides and show stabling and loud speakers and judges wearing cowboy hats and trotting in-hand are just facts of life that are nothing to get worked up about:

Sleepy baby pony in show stabling after her first show.

This excellent conditioning as babies leads to wild behavior like this as adults at shows:

Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo

 And this:
Greater Dayton Horse Trials, I'm seeing a pattern here...

And this...
Straight load, slant load, stock trailer, horse trailer, head-to-head, step up, back ramp, side ramp: Connor's done them all without questioning.  That's good brains, and good early conditioning.

Three cheers for good breeders and good ponies!  And seriously, if you are a Dressage rider...she's awesome...I'm just saying...

Happy baby!


  1. Haha! Love that "wild adult behavior" example! ;)

  2. Baby cobs! That is a great way to spend the day.

  3. omg that baby!!!!

    and the pictures of the butts, amazing!

  4. How fun! I just love those cob babies! Emi won't get to show this year but I can't wait to get her out and about next summer! I hope to do at least 1 welsh show and 1 sporthorse show. :)

  5. OMG that baby is sooo cute! *sigh* I so want a pony - definitely a British/Irish native breed. Need to start saving my pennies, I guess.

    Very cool that you get to help out and show the babies!