Sadie is a chunky mare with a small crescent and a very confident disposition. She was started at our previous farm and has recently started a consistent work program at Wainui Farm. She is very intelligent and is quite straight forward.
She is beginning to show nice movement as she gains balance in her flatwork. She has started jumping and appears to enjoy it. After another week of work at home she'll make a trip out to a local venue for her first XC experience.
It looks like Sadie will be happy doing dressage and jumping, and we expect that she'll be equally interested in XC, given her strong work ethic and confident attitude. We think she will be well suited to low to mid-level competition in those disciplines. She is happy hacking out and would be fine not competing, but she does like to work regularly.
She has good solid feet and a very efficient metabolism - so she goes barefoot and we have to limit how much rich Kentucky grass she gets - even when she's in work! Someone with experience in bringing along a green horse could continue with her now.