Checkers

Unregistered

Born: 2001

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Checkers is a 2001 model Thoroughbred cross mare. She stands approximately 15-15.1 hh.

Checkers was born the night of a storm, I will never understand why some horses choose that to be a good time to foal. Anywho, one morning we went to do our usual chores and check on Breeze, "She hasn't foaled yet" was what we found ourselves saying, but wait, why is the mud moving!?!?!? There was Checkers covered in mud and about the skinniest most gangly looking thing I had ever seen. I thought she was sick or that something was wrong with her. Contrary to my thoughts she was a very healthy foal. She was half the height of Breeze when she stood up, and had toothpicks for legs. So started our first experiences with foals.

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When Checkers reached the age of four she, along with Sinka, was sent to Brian Griffith, a John Lyons certified trainer. They stayed there for 30 days and were trained very well. After they came home we started with dressage lessons, which we continued with for a couple of years. Checkers is now used for trail riding, herding and rounding up our cows, transport to go the mail and general recreational riding. She was taken to her first show in the fall of 2010, we entered the english equitation and pleasure classes along with trail and halter. She did very well and wasn't overwhelmed by it.

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