"dRESSAGE IS THE ART OF teaching the horse to carry you. Riding is the art of learning to be a good load to carry." Richard Weiss
2007 Appaloosa x QH gelding Checkers is 15.3h, very broad, with excellent ground manners. Bathes, clips, ties, loads stands well for the farrier (currently barefoot but does best with front shoes when ridden consistently). Rides western, english and bareback with Bridle, hackamore, or halter. Has been ridden on creeper trail. Goes over bridges, through water, and doesn't mind bikes. He does fine with first time beginners but does best best with someone who is comfortable riding (advanced beginner and above). Is fine with dogs and other livestock (sheep and cows.)
2009 dark bay, Holsteiner gelding, currently 17 hands, sired by Concerto Grosso, out of Lovely Valentine (an imported Westfalen mare, approved Holsteiner Main Mare). He is a very correct, tall, athletic horse with wonderful presence and elegant movement. Ashton is very smart and full of personality, a real joy to work with. Ashton has began his training under saddle and is doing wonderful. Will be a serious competitor in the show ring!