John and Beezie Madden, as well as their Assistant trainer are so graciously accepting applications for this contest where three winners will receive three months of full training board from the Maddens....Pretty Sweet..
The catch, you ask? Must be a US bred that was born in 2007 or later, the owner has to be 18 or older as well. That's it.
They are even keeping it open for OTTBs, awesome (the world is catching on to the whole idea of Thoroughbreds!). I wish I could still be back at home and have my wonderful Tbreds in work so I can send in applications for them too!!
So, although Jolie is my pride and joy and my first foal to adult project (who by the way is schooling through 3' simple gymnastics BEAUTIFULLY as of this past weekend), I decided to enter her. What have I got to lose? It's a great opportunity to get a big time professionals opinion and get her out there and doing something other than putzing around with me, waiting for the next local show.
I will keep my readers updated on that front. :)
As for the rest of the horses:
Ozzy is back to jumping again and is feeling game for one more show season. He will be 25, but his dressage is getting sweet and he's keeping the rails up at 3'5", so I think going beginner novice or maybe even novice this year will be a breeze.
Jolie started to regress a bit (for one day), only to figure out she was in a raging heat and to be super ever since. She has been jumping a bit and her style is really getting better and she is getting more patient and using herself rather than being so quick and monkey-ing her body around to not touch a rail. Hunters are still in her future, but I think she would be a phenomenal jumper, she's getting pretty handy!
Pogo has been feeling the weather - he goes out to the pasture and stands where you let him go until it's time to come in. Pent up energy built and he became a wild man for a couple of days, then I realized what was actually going on and after some arena turnout is going around like a A circuit hunter again. If you would like to know more, you can follow our blog: The Thoroughbred Chronicles