French Made is now known as "Fred
E." was a former Bits & Bytes
Farm Horse for Sale from
2002. "Fred E." and his mom have moved from hurricane prone Homestead,
Florida to North Carolina. They are happy to find there are more
options for training and competing in combined training events. French
Made is the half brother to Fort Mason.
All in all, a successful schooling day for Fred E. and me in Columbia,
Hugs from Steph and Fred E.
June 23, 2005
French Made aka Fred E. and
Nissen. September 2002.
Fred E. (French Made's new name) and I preformed at our first dressage show in NC. Dressage shows are kind of snooty so I entered Fred using his registered name, French Made.
Dressage measures the harmony between
horse and rider. It is a flat class (no jumping) that tests the horse's freedom
and regularity of gaits; his desire to move forward in
a relaxed but energetic manner; his attention to rider, confidence,
focusing mostly on submission (yeah, right) or acceptance of rider
aids; and of course the rider's position and correctness of aids.
Sounds easy, right? Any of you familiar with
OTT (off the track) Thoroughbreds are laughing. However,
I am pleased to report, that after 2.5 years of ownership and consistent
work, Fred and I achieved the third highest score at the show --
(64.8). There were approximately twenty participants. Fred
E. the free loader, no more! He's earned his stay!
The judge's final
comments were, "A fluid horse with large
movement not hindered by his rider... a pleasant test to watch...
a nice relationship between horse and rider".
Being a psychotherapist,
the last comment was the best one for me!
French Made aka Fred E. was very pleased to
be chosen by Stephanie.
Stephanie's visit to purchase French Made
was almost rained out. September 2002.
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