Amber has been S. Explorer’s (B-L Rhinestone Kid x May’s Sweetie) primary person. She has done almost all of his training on her own. Dawn K gave her advise and counseling. And, more recently, Sue N has been teaching Amber Equitation, especially for Hunt Seat; and Explorer has been at “Horse Camp” with Sue and Chris.
In only a few months, Amber’s seat and hands have dramatically improved. At Liberty Classic Horse Show this year, Amber asked Sue for some helpful suggestions. I wasn’t able to go to Liberty this year. But when Amber and Explorer returned home, they were already markedly better.
Sue took them on for a “project” and they disappeared to North TN for the Summer.
In the process, Amber and S. Explorer have been to a few more local shows and two major Morgan shows. They went to the KY Bluegrass Morgan Show; and the Morab Nationals, also at the KY Horse Park.
The team improves all the time, and have been always in the ribbons, in small classes and larger ones.
Today, was the Linsdale Horse Show. The last Linsdale Show for the year. Amber and Explorer had a good show; Blue ribbons, nice…but more importantly, S. Explorer picked up all his canter leads in his three classes; and had no errors.
It was a lovely day. We had visitors at the farm. We are recovering from the tornado/winds and rain at the beginning of the week; and Amber/Explorer’s probable last show of the year was a great success.
And all of this has been accomplished from the end of May until the end of October, including Amber being back in school for her Senior year.
We are proud of all of our grandchildren.
But we have to especially mention how hard Amber, and Explorer, worked this year, and how it has all paid off.