More Pictures to follow….
“Hi, Karin. I have been wanting to write to you about how things are going with Lucy (Lotza Lingh). I am on “a bit of a high” after my second solo ride on Lucy (without someone on the ground to assist me) and just had to share it with you. AND ALL OUR LINGH FANS !!! 😉 At my age, I really thought my “horse-breaking” days were over. I have started many young horses over the years, but my last one was in 2002. I was 41 and I really figured it was best left to younger trainers in the future.
Then came Lucy. I had picked out another trainer that I would send her to this fall to get her started, but I was doing all the initial ground work with her, and her sensible attitude continued to impress me.
Once I had all the ground work accomplished (longeing, wearing the tack, and a bit of line-driving), I decided Polly Yeago – Lucy’s co-owner and I could just continue the process..so I put the outside trainer on hold and here I am, at 50, starting another 3 year old. Never say never, right? If it wasn’t for the fact that Lucy has clearly shown a great mind and disposition from the beginning, I wouldn’t have felt confident enough to do this.
As you know, she is marked much like her dad and her movement is quite nice. I’m hoping her name (Lotza Lingh) is prophetic! She already feels great to ride at the moment at only a week under saddle. We’ll be taking it as it comes and I will keep you posted, but I can tell you one thing..she is without a doubt one of the sweetest natured horses I have worked with. And even at this early stage, I can feel how balanced she is..even while in a typical 3 yr. old growth spurt. Her mother, Winsome Rose, was a balanced and athletic mare, so I have high hopes given that Lingh is her sire!
I hope you are well and I look forward to sending you more news of progress in the future.”
Thanks, Jennifer Mitchell and Polly Yeago – HAPPY BREEDERS !!