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Our Paul Thomas - IN TRAINING
Our Paul Thomas, or "Tommy", is a 5 y/o thoroughbred gelding who originated from the same training barn as Vada. He is a 15.3hh, stout guy with a bit of a swayback. He made his way into Ohio after finishing his last race poorly on 11/10/19. Tommy is a bold, but collected, gelding that settled in quickly and nicely. Due to the weakness in his back, Tommy didn't receive the normal downtime many OTTBs get immediately following track life. He has been slowly restarted and shows promise and style as both a hunter and eventer. He has been schooling up to 2’9” at home and has been gaining exposure at hunter/jumper shows with recent success at his first rated show at the World Equestrian Center in August (placing 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th o/f in the Futures). He will aim to both compete at the beginner novice level in eventing this fall and continue building a record in the hunter ring.
Ada's SunshineLady - BEGINNING TRAINING
"Vada" is a 7 y/o 15.3hh thoroughbred mare that finished racing in December of 2018 due to her previous owner's heart attack, and was pulled out of work in June of 2019 due to a breathing issue. Vada had a hopeful, but high-risk corrective surgery on Tuesday, 11/26/19, which she has recovered very well from. She is a sweet and gentle mare; we leased her out to a long-time client in May of 2020 as a recipient mare for embryo transfer in a breeding program, but the breeding didn't take and Vada returned late July 2020. We plan to officially start her back in our training program in the fall and are optimistic about her future!
Hershey - IN TRAINING
"Hershey" is a 4 y/o grade large (currently 13.3hh) pony mare that we brought home in April 2020. She was rescued by her previous family and had been living the good life as a family pet. After a few TLC appointments - vet, farrier, dentist, massage, etc. - Hershey began her training with some basic groundwork to help with her manners (she is VERY friendly!) before starting her under saddle work. She is currently working w/t/c under saddle with some light, low-level jumping and is a STAR on the trails! She is safe for any level of rider but is still quite green. Her main focuses at this time are building muscle and gaining strength at the canter.
Eclipse - IN TRAINING
"Eclipse" is a 4 y/o grade mare that arrived a few days after Hershey in April 2020. She was purchased by her previous owners as a potential future mount for their grandchildren. When their family moved across the country, they began looking for a new home for Eclipse. Eclipse is a very sweet and sensitive mare; she was originally a bit head-shy, but has learned the value of treats and grooming and has become quite friendly! She has been started w/t/c under saddle, and is currently working on understanding of contact and building strength as a young horse. Like her peer Hershey, Eclipse is also fantastic on the trails and enjoys having a couple leisurely rides per week as part of her training program.