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Touchthesun and Lise Matte at our dressage schooling show.
Touchthesun
and Lise Matte at our Easter dressage schooling show. April 16, 2006

Touchthesun and Lise Matte at our Easter dressage schooling show. April 16, 2006
Touchthesun and Lise Matte at our Easter dressage schooling show. April 16, 2006

Touchthesun and Lise Matte - April 2, 2006
Touchthesun and Lise Matte - April 2, 2006

Despook training is something that we like to do with all our horses. We want them not to be afraid of anything.

Lise shows Touchthesun the plastic tarp.
Lise shows Touchthesun the plastic tarp.

Touchthesun learns not to be afraid of black plastic bags.
Black plastic bags can be spooky!

Touchthesun has learned to lunge.

Bay Thoroughbred horse for sale - Touchthesun - March 25, 2006

Touchthesun

Bay Thoroughbred horse for sale - Touchthesun - March 25, 2006

 

Bay Thoroughbred horse for sale - Touchthesun - March 25, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Touchthesun learns not to be afraid of black plastic bags.
Touchthesun learns not
to be afraid of black plastic bags.

 

 

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Bay Thoroughbred gelding for sale.

Touchthesun aka "Fred"

UPDATE - May 1, 2006

I LOVE working with Touchthesun (aka Fred) and my friends at the farm are hoping that I sell him much later than sooner because he is soooo sweet. I secretly agree with them. 

Fred has been moving along and doing great with his training.  See his Current Training Notes below.

Fred is a lot of fun to work with because he is green like a young horse but has the mature mind to learn very quickly.  You teach him once and he remembers it. 

Two weeks ago, we participated in our own little dressage competition at the farm. It was great fun and gave us a chance to put the babies (like Fred) in a competitive atmosphere and a regulation size ring. Granted, we did have a lot of fun Easter decorations around the dressage ring that were definitely adding points of interest but it was great training for their concentration and ability to focus on the task at hand instead of everything else around them.  Fred came in second in his class!  I was so very proud of him!!  He is an incredibly beautiful mover!

This week, we went for our first trail ride into the woods with O’Grady and Tamara and had a great time! It was a very windy day on Saturday but Fred never flinched nor spooked at anything (I even think he kind of enjoys the wind!). Fred and I were in the lead with O'Grady not far behind and when we came to the creek crossing, Fred stepped down carefully and decided to cautiously jump the creek. We then proceeded up the hill through the woods, all very quietly. Once ready to head back, we simply turned around and Fred went from being first in line to second. It was great to see that he does equally well leading or following. When came time to cross the creek again, he decided he was already an expert at this and simply walked through it very quietly without a concern in the world.

UPDATE - March 25, 2006

Touchthesun is proving to be a wonderful companion who is eager to please. He loves to develop a relationship with his person and he asks nothing more than to please you and be your pet. He likes having a job and learns very quickly.

Each new day, Fred becomes sweeter, kinder and more affectionate. Today I put him out in his pasture to stretch his legs and then noticed how much he was shedding. Rather than bring him in and brush all that fur off, I brought my brushes out to the pasture. Fred stood still and obviously enjoyed the brushing, even at times directing where my efforts should be placed. Every once in a while, he would put his nose to my face and blow softly into my nose. Other times, he would put his cheek to mine and then look into my eyes as if to say “Thank you”. What a lover!

A little while later, I rode him and marveled at the potential he showed me and how he put himself into a frame. He still has some work to do but he gave me a peek of what is to come and I enjoy every minute I work with him. - Lise Matte

Current Training - May 1, 2006

  • He has had lots of ground training and walks respectfully on a lead.
  • He stands for the farrier
  • He stands quietly for grooming, including clipping
  • He has done despooking training with black plastic bags, plastic tarps and flying hats! Nothing scares him.
  • He goes quietly under saddle at the walk, trot and canter.
  • He lunges well using different aids such as side reins and surcingle.  He also is very obedient to voice commands when lunging.
  • He stands quietly to be mounted and dismounted.
  • He has excellent ground manners (loves to be groomed and will not move a hair!).
  • He stands perfectly still without fussing to have his mane pulled (yes, we finally pulled his beautiful mane to transform him into a sport horse).
  • He has been ridden on the trails and has crossed water with no problem.
  • He has been started over ground poles and small cross rails.
  • He is ridden in a Sprenger WH Ultra Loose Ring snaffle bit.

Touchthesun aka Fred is a gorgeous mover.

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For more information & prices:
Elizabeth Wood
770-704-6595

ewood@bitsandbytesfarm.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bay Thoroughbred horse for sale - Touchthesun - March 25, 2006