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The Horses

I bought a new horse in 2010, a bay Dutch (KWPN) gelding with flashy stockings.  I named him Verelay (I’m not much better with names than with titles for my books.) It’s a type of medieval poem or song, just the sort of thing I know about and gets me odd looks.  My excuse is that his name had to start with a “V,” and all the good ones were taken.  His nickname is Relay. 

I’m also riding Firedrake, a Westfalian gelding I bought after I retired Chance.  He’s the handsome fellow on the Life page.  We call him The Lab because he’s just like a big labrador dog, very huggable and sweet. He’s had a few physical issues, but for now, he is going very well, and I just take each day at a time and see what he can do.  Apparently he wasn’t about to be written off for a new horse; hasn’t had a serious “off” day since the new guy showed up.

Finally some photos!

Drake, 16.1 on the left, Relay, 16.3 on the right.

And with our awesome trainer Gilly Slayter-Voightlander of Simply 3-Day and Dressage