December 15, 2013 - Bravestrom enjoying
the snow and showing off his blanket - He is a poster boy for this blanket on
Pleasant Ridge Saddlery
December 22, 2013 Here is our little Baby Momma Emma -
Due to foal in March, 2014
November 23/24 Prospect's Bravestrom at
Esther Mortimer Clinic -the first day of the Clinic saw Bravestrom starting to
show his talent at the current level 3 training with glimpses of PSG
ability. Day 2 of the Esther Mortimer clinic at Killarney Hill - Strom was a
little up from being inside for two days but we had some awesome moments and
worked on Level 3 test sections. Some fantastic lateral work showed off his
young talent. To say our flying change and extended canter was exuberant
would be a bit of an understatement.
Craziness in the Fall weather - October
Prospect's Bravestrom and Maureen Hall
had a great off property schooling on October 6, 2013. He was great for every second from
the minute we left home to the minute we came home again. He was absolutely
incredible in the lesson, enjoyed seeing Rayya and Bailey and was such a well
behaved fellow in a strange barn. Collection and straightness along with working
in a double bridle are really coming together in his training.
Emma has been buddied up with Monty and
will now follow him into the barn. She got her halter on today.
Burrs still need to be removed.
The Boys were quite interested in the
new girls. Strom was all puffed up and then had to show off with Monty.
September 13, 2013 - We welcomed a
lovely little bay filly to Prospect today. Emma is a polish arabian that
we have rescued and will develop into a lovely pony for someone eventually.
It will take some time as she is quite timid and feral but even after just a few
hours, her lovely personality is shining though. The grey fillies will be
moving on to their new home in a couple weeks after they have had a chance to
adjust to the dramatic change in their situation. Amazingly enough their
legs are clean, their feet are not bad and for the most part they seem healthy.
They love barnies.
September 10, 2013 - Bravestrom wore a
double bridle for the first time - in prep for Level 3 next year and is starting
to get his flying changes pretty regularly now. After our lesson we
enjoyed a hack in the double.
Prospect's Lillian at Dreamcrest -
September 8, 2013 - interesting day at Dreamcrest for Lily and Stephen Hall 's
debut at Training. A wonderful first Training Dressage test with some 7's, a
nervous start to stadium but hit the grove after fence 3 and after that it was
picture perfect. Cross Country Started out great up to 7 - the one he was
worried about - a run out but over on the second time, a huge jump at 8 and
unfortunately retired at 10. Made it half way through but all in all a positive
first experience with some work to do, but happy with the day.
Prospect's Lillian at Lanes End -
August 18, 2013- Finished 7th - great dressage, consistent stadium and wonderful
cross country. The water monster has been totally conquered. Thank
you Gloria McKim for these great pics.
Found this old article online from my
old riding days.
August 3, 2013 - Grandview Horse
Two Happy Boys after the Event
Prospect's Lillian completed her 3rd
pre-training event yesterday - August 3, 2013 at Grandview - placing 6th out of
18 - finishing on her dressage score with her best test yet - a consistent and
well ridden test with moments of brilliance. The stadium round was
flawless with beautiful jumps and flying changes where needed. Cross country was
executed with perfection and was just beautiful to watch - very impressive
Prospect's Free Spirit completed her
2nd pre-training event yesterday - August 3, 2013 at Grandview - placing 7th out
of 18 - she received a 9 for gaits on her dressage test. Her rider received a 7
for rider position. A tiny bobble on stadium added 4 faults and a beautifully
run cross county by this five year old ended a fantastic day for her and Mitch
July 24, 2013 - I am so excited.
For her 8th Ride I got on Prospect's Britannia and we walked all around the
arena, walk and halt. She was such a good girl. Some pics of turning
her out too.
July 22, 2013 - Prospect's Bravestrom
July 22, 2013 - 7th Ride for Britannia
- Perfect at the mounting block, lots of walk and halt transitions, trot circles
and walk all the way around the arena - such a good girl. A little bit of
fanciness thrown in for fun.
July 19, 2013 - Lovely day for a Hack
July 3, 2013 - Third time for a rider
on Britannia's back. Stands for the mounting block, lunging is going well
with immediate responses to the voice commands and sound cues for gaits.
Halts immediately and lunges with saddle and sidereins. Walking with rider
no issues at all - very calm and easy going. Also stands in cross ties,
started understanding stretches and stands in wash stall.
June 30, 2013 - Prospect's Lillian and
Stephen Hall completed their second Pre-Training Event at Dreamcrest - a more
consistent dressage, great stadium and an awesome cross country - within 1 second of
June 28, 2013 - Prospect's Belmont -
our 2 yr old gelding had a day of firsts today. His first time on a
trailer, first time with a surcingle, first bath. What a good boy
Glen Oro - May 26, 2013
Prospect's Free Spirit and Mitchell
completed their first Pre-training event. It was a real learning
experience for them but they completed the event with lots of lessons learned.
Prospect's Lillian and Stephen also completed their first Pre-training event
with smiles from ear to ear. Cross country was the highlight of their day
with a clear round just seconds
over optimum time and no other faults.
Thought I would share a picture of our
Horse Show set up - Glen Oro - May 26, 2013
Prospect's Lillian at Glen Oro Combined
May 5, 2013 - Pre-Training - Dressage - 41.3 Penalties and one rail in stadium
but first complete Stadium at Pre-Training.
Prospect's Free Spirit at Glen Oro Combined May 5, 2013 - Pre-training -
Dressage - 41 Penalties - with 7-7's and clear stadium to finish on 41 - very
respectable for the first time at Pre-training
and a great Cross Country schooling.
Lilly and Stephen Schooling with
Michele Mueller on April 30, 2013
Mitchell and Allie schooling with
Michele Mueller in preparation for the Glen Oro Combined - on April 30, 2013
April 28, 2013 - Prospect's Britannia
in the jump chute - first time as a 3 yr old - the last run was the best - she
was amazing and just flew over the jumps.
April 28, 2013 - Prospect's Belmont -2
yr old Colt in the Jump Chute with jumps for the first time - I can't believe
how big he looks - I am 5'7"
March 2013 - Two year old Monty had a
bridle on for the first time and did some preliminary lunge work.
March 2013 - Britannia, at almost 3 years of age and
17hh, has begun lunging, wearing a bridle and saddle. She is taking to her
new experiences like a pro.
March 9, 2013
Britannia had her second lunging session today, wore a bridle and bit for the
first time and a surcingle. Had a couple moments but got it figured out. A
beautiful day so we walked
outside for our cool down. Excuse my attire as I was doing the barn just
beforehand. She was pretty sweaty with all that long hair. She is a
good size for a 3 yr old - 17.1hh
while the rest of us went for a hack in
March 2, 2013, Prospect's Danika went
to her new home today. She loaded and trailered like a pro. Such a
good girl. Congratulations to Shannon McGee
FATHER BRAVESTROM, SON BELMONT AND
Odin interacting with some of our
Hobbes enjoying a warm spot on Strom
February Clinic with Michele Mueller, 2012
Olympian, at Prospect
FEBRUARY 9, 2013 - STROM ENJOYING HIS
NEW BLANKET AND THE FRESH SNOW:
SNOW DAY AT PROSPECT - FEBRUARY 8, 2013
Odin is not thrilled about going out to
Odin in a rush to get back to the House
4 and 5 foot drifts against the
February Fun - February 2, 2013 -
Hobbs thought that Strom's Back was a
good place to warm up - but I don't think Strom thought it was such a great
January 29, 2013 - Some Arena fun
First - Monty (Belmont) son of
Bravestrom - 2 years old
January 13, 2013
Prospect's Bravestrom at the Ontario Has Talent Clinic
with Cara Whitham as a 6 Year Old FEI Dressage Horse