Captain Arias competes in dressage show on July 26, 2003.
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Bits & Bytes Farm is located just 45 minutes North of downtown Atlanta in the heart of Georgia's horse county in Cherokee County.
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Captain Arias gets 60% in dressage!
Captain Arias recently competed at the Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Sizzling Summer Schooling Show in Atlanta, Georgia. This was Captain's 1st Level debut. He represented Bits & Bytes Farm well when he placed 1st and scored over 60% at 1st Level Test 4. Captain received 9's on his halts down centerline. Who says thoroughbreds can only run fast? 1st Level Test 4 is considered to be the horse and rider's "announcement" that they're ready to move on to 2nd Level.
The new trailer takes a full load to the Poker Ride!
On August 3, we filled up our new trailer, and several other trailers too, and headed off with six Bits & Bytes Farm horses for the Shakerag Hounds Poker Ride. We like to expose our horses to all kinds of experiences. The Poker Ride is a great way to train horses and also to enjoy the beautiful hunt country of the Shakerag Hounds. Its also a way to win some money. Elizabeth and Joe Bear won $50 and covered the cost of the entries!
The day was overcast and comfortably cool. All the horses loaded well into the new head to head trailer and seemed to enjoy being able to see each other. They were all well behaved and we were able to tack them up inside their roomy stalls. This should be a great advantage on a rainy hunt morning.
Robyn wanted to get a good cross country gallop in on Irish and Captain. She took off and tried all the new coops in the hunt country. They made quite a attractive pair.
Marie on Brewster (our newest Florida boy - also a handsome 17 hand dark bay), Barry on Fort Mason and Paula on Darcy rode off as a group with our resident photographer, Elizabeth on Joe Bear snapping photos all along the way.
We took the opportunity to school Joe Bear and Darcy over some of the easier fences including a bank with two steps.
This was Joe Bear's and Brewster's first field trip and they were both stars. Joe Bear bravely jumped up the steps and later jumped all the cross country fences in front of the Shakerag clubhouse. He should make a great event horse with his natural dressage talent and his boldness over fences.
Brewster is an unraced 3 year old thoroughbred who is as big as a draft cross. We joke that we should put a brand on him and sell him as a warmblood. The brand will be a big W. It will stand for Brewster's great "Whatever" attitude. No matter what horses galloped by, Brewster was totally at ease. Nothing ruffles this big guy.
A great time was had by all. Look for us all at the Shakerag Hounds Hunter Pace October 11th.
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Please call us to discuss which horse might be the best match for you based on riding skill, experience and equine personality. We do not send out videos because it is important to match the personality of the horse with the personality of the rider. We are matchmakers, not horse brokers. We have horses in a wide price range. Call us to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment. We'd love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it will be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!
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