Dam: FWF Golden Glow Palomino-Saddlebred
Buckskin Georgian Grande gelding
He is named for a lovely
place on the coast of Ireland
Baroness Von Truffle
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007
Subject: a few pics
Hi Fredericka and Robin!
Attached are a few pictures of Ballinadee (Romeo) and me. My sister
came out in the pasture while I was just having fun with him and got
a few shots of us. Hope you enjoy!
|Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007
Hi Fredericka and Robin!
Today I gave Ballinadee his fist official bath! He loves the water
just like Truffle. It is so much fun when they love water because then
you can go swimming with them! Truffle and I have many fun and
glorious memories splashing and swimming in the water! Anyways, I
thought that I would take a few pictures of him and send
them to you. Tomorrow I'll try and get some of him and me together -
I was just all messy from giving him the bath and I wanted the
pictures to look nice. Hope you enjoy them!! Thank you giving me this
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007
Subject: A quick update!
Hi Fredericka and Robin!!!
Ballinadee is doing wonderfully! Yesterday, I got him completely
tacked up. Saddle and bridle and all! I think he felt quite grown up!
We have been taking everything really nice and slow but exposing him
to lots of
different things. He is such a good boy and absolutely breathtaking to
watch! What a wonderful mount he is going to make! Thank you again!
Truffle is also doing fabulous! I have a little story to tell you
about her. These last few weeks, I felt like she wasn't acting normal
and wasn't looking forward to our rides like she usually does. And
while we were riding, she was spooking over things that she didn't
have a problem with before. So I thought, well maybe she needs a
little break. So, I gave her a few days off, but she grew worse. I
got on her and suddenly she began to piaffe! I then realized that she
had simply been bored. She learns so incredibly fast and she was
telling me that she was ready to move even faster! This mare just
turned five and we are already working on Grand Prix movements! She
loves the extended trot and canter too. However, I believe that the
piaffe and passage are going to be her favorites. She completely
lights up and becomes so animated whenever I ask her for it. She is
so sensitive that all I have to do is shift my seat and Bam! she does
it! Truffle was so spectacular to watch that I suddenly realized that
there were four other boarders from the barn just watching us. They
couldn't believe that it was her first time ever doing these
movements and the absolutely incredible balance, control, and fun she
was having, especially for her age. I see people yelling at their
horses or kicking/whipping them or getting all angry and in a fix
to get their horse to do certain things. I have never had to "fight"
with Truffle to get her to do something because we both want to
please the other and when we work together, so much gets done with so
much fun!! Well, I'll give you another update soon and let you know
how we are doing. Have a wonderful day and I hope to hear from you
With much gratitude,