From Endurance to Dressage
It happens every year, but I am always surprised by it anyway. Izzy's winter coat started to appear this weekend. It is quite easy to identify his winter and summer coats. No matter what I do, he turns into a pseudo-buckskin over the summer. He just doesn't mind our searing summer sun.
Once his winter hair starts growing in though, it's a beautiful velvety chocolate.
I just saw a hint of that lovely dark hair showing up this past weekend.
It doesn't stay that lovely color, but it sure is pretty while it lasts!
10/7/2017 07:02:34 am
HAHAHAHA - no. His last fly mask lasted three days. NOTHING is safe from his creative and destructive teeth. I think he has thumbs somewhere! LOL
10/7/2017 07:04:12 am
REALLY?!?!? It's still in the high 80s here, 90 something today. We haven't had any mornings below 60 in like 6 months! It always does surprise me how fast their winter coats come in though.
10/4/2017 01:36:44 pm
I love both colors! Lucky you, a buckskin warmblood ("falbe Warmblut") All-season gorgeous.
10/7/2017 07:04:59 am
Well ... it's not as pretty in real life. His summer coat gets kind of crunchy and definitely lacks any shine. :0(
10/5/2017 11:43:27 am
Wow, looking great Izzy! Love the fall wardrobe
10/7/2017 07:05:33 am
I always appreciate it while it lasts (about two weeks! LOL).
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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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