From Endurance to Dressage
As in the World's Greatest Farrier ... Jaime came out on Monday. It's been one day short of six weeks since the last time he did their feet. Here are Sydney's before shots. Click images to enlarge.
And here are the after shots. Not much change. Toes are shorter, and that weird bulge in the middle picture is almost gone, but otherwise they look pretty much the same.
Here are Speedy's before shots.
And here are his after shots. Speedy's toes look a lot shorter, and it looks as though Jaime used a different type of shoe. The new shoe looks wider and heavier. I'll have to ask him about it.
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.
National Rider Awards
State Rider Awards
State Horse Awards
CDS Sapphire Rider Award
Third Level: 63.514%
Third Level: 62.105%
2023 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
2023 Show Schedule
2023 Completed …
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%: