' Wild To Wonderful '
Australian Brumby Challenge
Australian Brumby Challenge ©
VBA Alpine Daisy was a wild mountain Brumby less than five months ago. Her future was uncertain. Miraculously for Daisy she was selected by the Victorian Brumby Association to be saved and brought back to the VBA sanctuary.
It has been my role to bring her gently into this highly modern world, with all the noises and distraction, the demands and necessities, the expectations and pressure. All this in such a short time, yet she has adapted extremely well. Daisy will make a fine horse for anyone in any discipline. She is strong, intelligent, quiet and sensible. She has responded to our training system as well if not better than any other horse.
Two weeks out from EQUITANA Daisy is surprisingly capable. This is especially noticeable when we practise our freestyle. We have a lot of fun and even though she is only 13 hands she rides like a champion.
Now for a little checklist:
Can I catch her easily? Yes
Does she lead and tie up? Yes
Does she like brushing? Yes
Can I pick up her feet? Yes
Does she go on a float? Yes
Does she love her L.G.I cubes? Yes
Does she eat, drink well? Yes
Does she have good ground manners? Yes
Does she like her molasses? Yes
Is she easy to saddle and bridle? Yes
Does she trail ride? Yes
Does she walk out quietly? Yes
Does she trot and canter? Yes
Does she know how to move off the leg? Yes
Can she jump? Yes
Is she a pleasure to ride? Yes
Is she amazing? Yes!