Snap09 Aug 2013
- Written by Super User
After several attempts to get Dee bred, Janet finally had to make a decision about keeping the mare in the hopes that eventually she would catch and deliver the foal that she was hoping would take her to the Quarter Horse Breed Show level, or sell her and look for something to train…or perhaps….even a “finished” horse…something like the big beautiful Buckskin gelding that had caught her eye three years before.
Janet spent some time this past summer riding Snap, even showing him at the Paint Fun Show in early July before making her decision to sell Dee and buy the gelding. It really made it seem like a deal made in Heaven when Dee was sold to Heather who would be keeping the mare at Spruce Hollow!! “Yeah Me”!!!
Taking the month of July to ride him and to start forming their horse/rider partnership, Janet and Snap joined the other Spruce Hollow riders on the local GMEC show circuit in August. Some ribbons followed and Janet soon learned that showing the gelding would be both challenging and fun..but always rewarding…ribbons or no ribbons…the remainder of the summer show season was pure joy.
These days you’ll find Janet and Snap riding and working hard on perfecting what, hopefully, will be a great partnership. With plans to show as much as possible next year and even make their debut at the Maritime Quarter Horse Shows in the Novice Amateur division, Janet is working with Shandi on every detail, getting both her and Snap in show shape. It may seem early to be focusing on a show season at this time of year but the next few months will go by quickly and the harder we work the better prepared we will be to show our stuff in the show pen in ’08!
Of course Janet has made a sook of the big yellow horse….he is even referred to as the “Boy Princess” by folks at the Barn…Although Janet was worried about buying a horse with what seemed to her as a horse with little personality, Snap has proved her wrong for he has his own funny personality, hating water she has learned he is NOT a trail horse, he definitely likes being pampered and will run you over for a stud muffin…and Janet is more than willing to accommodate all of his wishes!