From Endurance to Dressage
Happy Birthday to G Ima Starr FA
Big deal, I know, but I really love recognizing my horses' birthdays. And Speedy's is an easy one to remember because it falls on tax day. My annual joke is that I wish he counted as a tax break.
Speedy was a very gangly three-old old when I bought him. He was tall for an Arab at over 15 hands, but he was all frame, no muscle.
He has matured into a handsome eleven year old though. I don't have any brand-new pictures, but this one is from March. He hardly looks like the same horse!
Happy birthday to you, Speedy G!
4/15/2015 07:52:08 am
4/15/2015 07:53:09 am
That's very kind of you to say, Kelly. I think he's cute of course, but that's probably the rose colored glasses. :0)
4/15/2015 07:54:07 am
4/15/2015 04:10:56 am
I love that his mane and tail are still nice and dark--such a gorgeous contrast to his lighter coat. Happy birthday Speedy G!
4/15/2015 07:55:20 am
Thank you, Carly. Mane and tail aren't as dark as they were, but he's holding onto the color longer than I thought he was going to.
4/15/2015 07:55:51 am
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About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
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