Sultan - how time DOES pay!
I hope this email finds you well.
I thought it was long overdue to write up and tell you about my wonderful showing experiences last year with this super black boy!
The year before last it was a bit of a disaster because not only was he difficult to load but when he arrived at a show he was completely nervous and barged his brute force in any situation that he could. His first attempt at Herts county Show he would not even pass the Bullock Tent or any cows he was petrified!!! Which meant I had to retire him from the ‘Ridden Class’ and was 20 mins late into the in hand!! It was all a nightmare to start with! However I persevered and continued to take him.
Last year was a different story and I found a nice trainer of show ponies and enlisted her help and support for the shows.
This worked!! She rode him for me at Herts County the first of the shows…he won!!! and also gained a ‘Highest Placed’ Spanish rosette, so I was delighted. He also came 3r in the in hand class that day.
He went on to get placed every single time out, his highlight is that he holds the title of ‘ Champion part bred male’ this year, that he gained at The Breed Show. He also won the ’In Hand’ at The Festival of the Iberian horse in hand, taking 3rd place in the ridden in a class of 20.
2nd at the FDC show ridden and his show was spot on, 1st place went to a worthy winner a Frisian who had the most outstanding extended trot!
He got reserve Champion after winning at The Chertsey Show in Surrey.
He has also gained many many ‘Highest Placed Spanish’ rosettes.
I had some issues to start when I purchased Sultan on which I worked on for the first year or more with perseverance, love and kindness. He was a horse that seemed to be ‘Agoraphobic’ he dint want to be turned out or even hack out at all, but I have conquered all these problems. He now hacks for hours with me in Epping Forest both alone or in company.
We have the most amazing bond now between us both and I love him dearly, he has ended up the perfect horse…..
Thank you for finding him for me….he has a home now for life