Best with Elizabeth schooling
cross-country fences at Oxer Farm. November 6, 2005
Combined Schooling at Oxer Farm in Clermont, GA
It was a beautiful fall day on Sunday, November 6th. Seven horses
were loaded onto the trailers for
some, off-site, three-phase training with Elizabeth and their favorite riders,
at Oxer Farm in Clermont, GA.
Joe Bear is so relaxed and flexible, we call
him the "Rubber Band Man". November 6, 2005
Several boarders and "Friends" shared a goal of schooling only
flatwork this trip. Fort Mason, with
mom Lise, and Two Thumbs Up, with mom Marie, worked on being relaxed in the
and stadium arenas. Both ladies were happy with how well their boys did.
Honor and Valor and Fort Mason worked on
flat work. Val even jumped a few cross rails.
It was Honor
and Valor's first trip away from home. Mom, Dana,
was very proud of Val's quiet acceptance of
all the activity in a new environment. He was quiet and well behaved
and enjoyed watching the other horses schooling the jumps. He even
tried a few cross rails himself. Val is only four.
Joe Bear and Paula Gunnels. November 6, 2005
Joe Bear and his favorite rider Paula were tearing
it up in the stadium course in
preparation for some upcoming combined test and jumping shows.
Joe Bear and Paula Gunnels jump the fan jump.
course set up to three feet high, they then entered the dressage arena,
where Joe Bear
was showing off why we call him the "rubber band man."
Irish Morning Mist and "Friend" Megan Brown. November 6, 2005
New "Friend" Megan Brown took Irish
Morning Mist as her
mount for the day. They started in
the dressage arena and then moved into the stadium arena.
Irish Morning Mist and Megan Brown, schooling
cross country fences at Oxer Farm.
in sight, they headed for the cross country course. There, Megan worked
with Irish Morning Mist on being forward and stretching toward the jumps. They are a very impressive
Best showing Elizabeth his steeplechase
form over cross country fences.
Elizabeth took her best boy, Heather's
Best. As a former
steeplechaser, the three
foot high stadium jumps were no problem for him and he really enjoyed
running cross country and jumping natural fences.
Brew This and Barry Zuber schooling at Oxer Farm.
Barry took his fox hunter Brew This aka "
They warmed up in the stadium and then headed for the cross country
Heather's Best and Elizabeth.
Brew This (stilling wearing his Frankenstein
bolts from Halloween) with dad Barry schooling cross country fences
at Oxer Farm in Clermont, GA.
Out on the cross country course, "Brewster" and
"Heather" were jumping everything that
Barry and Elizabeth pointed them toward. The riders focused on
approaches to the fences, followed by quiet landings. Both riders
were beaming after
Elizabeth and Barry, owners of Bits & Bytes
Farm, enjoyed a beautiful fall day at their friends Jean and Sandra
Carnett's Oxer Farm in Clermont, Georgia.
It was another successful schooling day for all
of the riders and horses. The day
was wrapped up with the typical Bits and Bytes spread of food
and then it was time
to head home and ride some more Thoroughbreds!