Subject: Prince Castaspell
Thank you SO much for Castaspell! I call him Niko; He is learning SO quickly, after taking him out the second day and trying to teach him how to lunge, and keeping my patience, he has learned to walk on the lunge line, trot when i click once, go back down to a walk, and also halt.
He is so in tune with me, that it even surprises me the stuff that i've taught him already. I've only had him for about 5 days, and i've gotten him to go puddle jumping with me, go into the washbin and get hosed down, lead into the arena, lunge, graze when i'm sitting on a picnic table, stand well while i'm brushing him, and he even lets me touch his ears!!!
When i walked him into the washbin, i started the water, and he was very interested! he proceeded to investigate the water shooting out of the hose, and bit the nozzle. after about 20 minuets of half swallowing all of the water he was lapping up, he decided to spit some at me! so i
was soaking wet, and so was he! When we went puddle jumping, he decided to
get me soaking wet by splashing the muddy water on me! and when he was
grazing, he took a big mouthful of muddy grass, and licked my face.
He learns so quickly, and that's what i love MOST about him. i really cannot deal with horses that aren't very willing... and, once again, you've created a sweet, loving horse that WILL do anything possible to make his owner happy. I just wanted to tell you myself THANKS! i know my mom has told you many times, but i wanted to tell you also!
thanks SOOOOO much!!
Hi Fredericka and Robin!
I wanted to let you know that Vanessa's big guy is the talk of the barn. :) The other day there was a homeschool class there, and when Vanessa walked Castaspell by I heard about 20 little children all gasping at once, "OH! There goes Niko! It was such a moment to treasure.
Vanessa has already put a saddle and girth on him. He just stood there and sniffed it, so she went ahead and lunged him with it. He got to play in the outside arena yesterday (the weather is finally beautiful, isn't it?) and he had such a blast trying to figure out why it was that he couldn't get to Vanessa on the outside of the fence.
Thanks, Tia (Vanessa's Mom)
subject: Prince Castaspell
He is my wonderful Georgian Grande!
He learns so quickly, and that's what i love MOST about him. i really
don't deal with horses that aren't very willing... and, he is such a
sweet, loving horse that WILL do anything possible to make his owner
happy. Vanessa (owner, 16 years old)
Vannessa with Prince Castaspell
August 26, 2003
I want to share with you just what Niko has done for Vanessa: First
off she's a 16 year old that prefers Niko to boys, so that is something
right there! But also she was a solid "B" average student before Niko.
After Niko she has decided she wants to go to Lake Erie College and then
overseas to school, so in just over a year she has worked her way up to
"A" average, gotten into Honor's classes, was 4-H president last year,
AND gotten accepted to Lake Erie College for her junior year in high
school, which will be next year. The last two years of high school will
count for college AND high school. And it's FREE. She'll take Niko
there and aim for getting onto the equestrian team. On top of all of
that she works an average of 40 hours a week to pay for Niko board.
This wonderful Georgian Grande
gelding, Niko, has changed Vanessa's life forever and who can put a
price tag on that? Tia Brentar, Vanessa's Mom
Flying W Farms