|Deer Creek Ranch in Malibu|
Lisa and Arvo get brownie points in my book because they showcase the American Saddlebred as a successful sport-horse, and in fact I mentioned them in this post before I Facebook-friend-ed them, which was months before they announced their move to CA. Can't wait to meet them in person!
It's been a long while since I've discussed it, but I grew up riding ASBs doing saddleseat and I truly do believe that Saddlebreds are great horses who have a bad rap in sport-horse disciplines due to saddleseat training methods. They are smart, hardworking, and have plenty of *presence*. I sure hope we will see them emerge in more numbers in sport horse disciplines in the near future.
Welcome and good luck to Lisa and Arvo as they hit the Area VI eventing scene!
And to all my readers dealing with storms and snow and ice...we don't have that here in Ventura County. Just sayin'. You're welcome to move here too!!