Josh aka "Dudley" - One of our '25 Special Horses'
one of our 25 Special Horses. "Josh" was
a colt who was very handsome and studly. He has been gelded and
his new name is "Dudley" instead of "Studley".
Laura has FOUR of our Prospect Horses
for Sale. She
also owns Miss
With Attitude aka "Pooky", No
Shrinking Violet (deceased) and Coin
She also convinced her friend Angela Bliss to buy one of our 25
Special Horses - Artic
Vic for her daughter Jennifer.
May 4, 2008
Josh aka "Dudley" and Coin
Maker at a Poker Ride for Westbrooke
Farm. May 4, 2008
January 13, 2007
I had to email and brag about Dudley - we went to
the Horse Park today with Dudley, Leslie's TB from the pre-Elizabeth/Barry
days and four other horses. This is only the second time we've
gone to a completely different place with a bunch of horses. He trailered
great and did everything - water, trails through the woods, hills,
nose-to-tail, gallops across the open spaces, curbs, roads, under
the bridge with cars above, over the bridge on the old CC course
- I could go on. What a fabulous horse! Just wanted to let you
know. I hope you guys are doing well,
June 16, 2007
Here it is in writing what I was bragging to you about
Dudley. The pictures are from today, which is about the fifth time
I've ridden him. Our puddle is dried up, so I don't have a water
picture, but he walks right over the plywood and the tarp. The
last time I rode him we went up to the tarp, and he went over it
like it wasn't even there. We're still working on steering, but
he goes into all three gaits and gets both canter leads. He also
comes back down right away when I ask him to. His gaits are all
smooth and easy to ride. Considering that he was broke to ride
while at Joe's but never raced and basically didn't get ridden
the first year we had him, he is amazing! He comes up whenever
I go outside and, as you can see from the picture, he goes into
the wash rack next to whichever horse is being tacked up and just
stands there waiting for a turn. The other day, I was getting ready
to ride him, and I forgot to hook up the cross-ties. He just stood
there, and I was tacked up before I finally realized that I hadn't
actually restrained him in any way. While I was tacking up today,
one of our mares who is in season was distracting him, but he never
misbehaved (not like when we picked him up and he was determined
to be Pretty's boyfriend). He is proof that "a good stallion
makes a great gelding".
I'm sending some pictures of Leslie and Coin and
Leslie has been gone so
today was the first time we did anything with Coin. She tacked him
up, and he was great with that, then just did some ground work with
him. You can see in one of the pictures how he is following her around.
He is very sweet also.
Hope to see you soon,
May 23, 2007
Don't worry about getting the pictures up; I just
wanted to make sure they got to you. The other day I finally got
brave and cantered Dudley - both ways and both leads! He has a fabulous
canter. Pooky's is
a little more scampery.
Miss With Attitude and Josh aka "Dudley" May
November 12, 2006
Josh is learning to jump!
I'm sending a couple more pictures; Lisa took these with my camera, and I think she is sending you some she took with her camera also. Please don't send my jumping picture to George Morris - I'm still learning!
No Shrinking Violet aka "Nellie" andLaura's daughter Leslie.
Leslie and Nellie and Pooky and I are going to Ashland Farms again this Saturday for combined tests. I will bring a camera (with batteries) and send more pics after that. Please tell me how you carry your camera when you are riding; last time I tried it , and it was banging all over the place. I'm sure there's a secret that I don't know.
October 31, 2006
We did go to the Ashland Farms Haunted Hollow Hunter Pace last weekend, and it was really fun. Maybe you guys can come next year.
I have to tell you, though, that the camera curse has not been entirely lifted. I had trouble with my battery charger before, but I thought that I had fixed it when I figured out it was unplugged (I guess an animal or someone who needed the socket). I didn't realize that the charger didn't work at all, so the "charged" batteries I put in the camera went dead pretty quickly. I'm learning! I did get a few pictures I am sending.
Artic Vic, No
Shrinking Violet and Miss With Atitude - October 28, 2006
All three horses ( Artic Vic aka "Phillip", Miss with Attitude aka "Pooky", No Shrinking Violet aka Nellie and) did really well, especially for being in a new place doing new things with lots of new horses.
I did want to ask you - how do you carry your camera when you're riding and taking pictures? There has to be a trick to it that I don't know. I promise to do better with the camera.
CAMERA TIP from ELIZABETH: I carry the camera on a strap that goes across one shoulder to my hip. I slide the camera toward my back when I gallop. I sometimes have the strap under a coat so that the coat will keep it from flopping. If I have a small camera, I attach the camera case to the breast plate and pull it out when needed. I keep the camera strap connected to the breast plate even while shooting in case I need to drop the camera (or do it by accident). See the photo to the right. That way the camera will not hit the ground. Warning: I have lost one camera in the pond when Snake Proof decided to take me for a swim.
October 18. 2006
Believe it or not, I think I might be making progress with the camera. I took a class at the UGA Griffin campus here and, as soon as I finish picking the light fixtures for our new house, I'm going to send you some pictures. I am taking Pooky and the camera to Ashland Farms hunter pace Oct. 28th. Dudley (Josh) is doing fine. He is the sweetest thing. I rode him the other day in the dressage ring. He was a little concerned about his girlfriend in the field but did well. I will send pictures soon!
"Josh" and Noshrinking Violet with their new moms. - December 2005
February 6, 2006
"Josh" (now known as Dudley) and Noshrinking Violet (now known as Nellie) are both doing very well.
Dudley did great for his gelding and is much calmer now. When I go out to the pasture, he is vying to be first in line to get petted.
Noshrinking Violet is now known
"Nellie" is a little more reserved but is wonderful. Leslie has been working with her on the ground to get more ready to try riding eventually.
I have a new camera and I am determined to figure it out.
I'll take you up on your offer to help me with the computer part.
Prospect Horse for Sale photo.