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June 2013

Miss Meadow: Quarter Horse Mare For Sale

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Meadow is a  Quarter Horse mare.  I would have to double check her paperwork,  but I think she is about 8 years old and 15.1hh.  She was farm raised by True Meadow Farm in Cavendish, Vermont.  I started Meadow under-saddle a few years ago and she was a fast learner.  Since saddle breaking,  Meadow hasn't done a whole lot until she came to my farm this past fall.  This spring we spent a lot of time getting to know each other again and building up her confidence.  She wasn't so sure she could leave her buddy, Chief.  My friend Elise rode Meadow out with me too.  We explored the woods and went down the roads.  

Meadow has a quiet disposition and loves attention.  Her ground manners are great and she trailers well. With a confident rider, she will go out alone.  With an intermediate rider, she will go out with another horse.  When out,  she can lead or follow.  She does not do well with a rank beginner rider because she doesn't take mixed signals well and gets frustrated.

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In the ring, Meadow will neck rein.  On the trail, she likes a loose rein and a quiet hand.  Her gaits are nice giving you many different speeds of a trot.  Her canter in the ring feels rushed and we are working on it. On the trail,  her canter is ok.  I am willing to do a trial period with Meadow to make sure she is happy in her new home. $3500.


Every Farm Has A Dog

Farmdog Bengi

I put together an album of some of my pictures from traveling in France.  It was hard to choose only a handful of photos from all of those I took. They are mostly of the two farms Harriet and I visited to test ride/drive Merens Ponies.  

I would like to give special thanks to Christine and Jean-Louis Savignol who own and operate Haras Picard du Sant.  They are very active with the horse community.  You can tell their passion for good horses and good living runs deep by how well the horses and guests are cared for.  I can't say enough about all they do.   You have to learn more through their website:  Haras Picard du Sant

Secondly,  I would like to thank our hosts at Elevage et dressage de chevaux de Merens.  Xavier Paquin and his wife (sorry, but I forgot her name).  They also knew every detail that went into the breeding and training of their ponies.  Besides breeding Merens,  they also raise ducks for liver pâté.  We had duck prepared three different ways just for lunch.  View more about their farm at www.sie-merens.com.