Rio - PRE Andalucian 15.3hh ...
Albi - Dartmoor x Appaloosa, 15.3hh
and totally insperable!!
It was 20th October 2016 when Albi joined the herd, as an eighteen month pony off Dartmoor - he had never been apart from his mother before, so the seperation and the journey were quite traumatic for him, but he soon settled in well, especially when, on 21st October the very next day we also welcomed Rio to our herd! A beautiful three and a half year old bay Andalucian PRE gelding bred in the UK - my 'dream horse' since 2007 when I travelled to Spain on my first Spanish Riding Holiday. I fell in love with their character, strength and ease of travelling over the high peaks of Catalonia! Ideal for Exmoor! Both babies are great companions to one another and LOVE being together, but also happy to work apart.
Rio is riding out over the moors, through woods, rivers, cantering fields and trails, with confidence, but is not yet ready to be a lead horse, or to develop his arena training too far - everything with Rio has to be ‘in his own time!' Rio gains ridden confidence on a daily basis. He also continues his work inhand, walking through the woods and advancing into a great riding horse.
Albi is now riding out (2021) and is turning out to be a lively, willing, kind and genuine horse for confident competent riders, but he stillhas a lot to learn. He will make a wonderful lead horse once he has settled a little more. This year (2021) we hope to move him towards a bitless bridle once he understands the aids a little more. A quick learner, and willing to please.