September 10, 2012
County Road Fjord (I mean 4)
Steve and I went up to Berthoud, CO to see Starfire Fjords. Oh my it was cuteness overload! First when I got there the trainer/breeder was in the arena working her gorgeous stallion Obelisk in dressage movements. He was doing a wonderful half pass when I walked in. It was effortless.
Beth dismounted and took me around the farm showing me some of the various horses. One field had two little babies in it! It was a Fjord Front!
They sure have crazy hair like most foals but I think Fjords take the cake on this!
After soaking in the cuteness of the foals she brought out Gus a 5 year old that has had about 6 rides on him. He was beautiful and sweet. Beth went to grooming and tacking him up, since I didn't have a brush I just stroked him and moved my hand over him to see how he reacted. I also lifted his feet. He was a really good boy.
Beth showed me him in her indoor round pen. He moved nicely I thought and responded well.
Then he was tacked up and she rode him around a bit to show me what he knew. He wasn't very sure about turning or stopping and other aids. She started to teach him how to back while I was watching. He learned quickly. She said his price would come with 30 days under saddle and that he learns fast so the exposure in those days would get him along quite well. He was pretty good for only a few rides, nothing like that one Fjord mare that was having a lot of issues. He stood well tied, was tacked and groomed easily and great with his feet.