Friesian / Clydesdale Cross
Here are a few pictures of my trainer Anne Reid and Koda at a dressage show. He has matured well and has definitely found his place. He loves pleasing and he also loves to show.
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009
Attached is a letter Anne wrote me in regards to the last set of
pictures and letter I sent. Just wanted you to read her own words
about my big guy!
Sent: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 9:59 am
Virginia, thank you so much for forwarding
that lovely letter you wrote to Flying W Farms. I know
they will be just thrilled to hear how happy you are and how
well Koda is doing!
He is the most kind hearted and generous
guy, along with being so intelligent and willing to please he
is a tremendous pleasure to work with and I feel very
fortunate in having the opportunity to train him.
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Flying W Farms Prince Koda
Here are a couple of pictures of Koda getting some training
from our trainer Anne Reid. She has done marvelous work with him and
he is progressing wonderfully. Anne says he is very eager to please
and she loves him a lot. I am looking forward to taking him to some
shows. He is such a beautiful horse and has such a great disposition.
Talk to you soon.
Virginia and Koda
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Subject: Re: Koda
I just wanted to write you and tell you what a grand horse Koda is. I
love him so much and not just because he is beautiful, but because he
has the best personality....like a Golden Retriever.We were not able
to find pictures of Koda from the dressage show where he placed
first in both tests, so we sent these instead. He was awesome. The
judges loved him. He definitely makes my jaw drop and when I ride him
at the barn people stop and watch and I hear them say "What a
beautiful horse." In those pictures of me riding him, it was the
day after Thanksgiving and there were a lot of people out at the
barn and I was out working him to show my parents the AWESOME
progress he has made and a woman stopped and said "Oh my gosh,
that is a beautiful horse!" She stood and watched us for a
while. Koda is a favorite at the barn. He always is on the carrot list
with all the women. One particular lady said that if I were to
ever sell him she would want to know. She said she did not know
what she would do with him, but she had to have him. He tries so
hard to please my trainer and I. When I ride I can feel him
trying to do as I ask and when I praise him I think to him that
is better than any amount of carrots he could get. My trainer
Ann loves him a lot. She says he is a great horse and he definitely
tries to please you and do as you ask. She said he learns quick
and loves to learn. She loves coming out and working with him.
Koda has truly been a blessing to me. I cannot imagine my life without
this wonderful horse and I am truly thankful that you brought him to
my attention. I do not know if you remember, but I saw another
horse on your website and he was like Koda, but brown. He was so
beautiful and I fell in love with him. When we got in touch with you
about him he had been sold, I was sad about it. I was in California
visiting family at the time and mom called and said that you had sent
us a video of another horse and told me his coloring and what you had
told her about Koda. I told her I did not think so, that the other
horse was what I wanted and I would wait a while and see what came
along. She told me to just watch the video when I got in. So, after
that phone call this mysterious horse was on my mind a lot. He was the
color I had always wanted and I thought, I will see what happens. The
minute I got home I grabbed the DVD and put it in. Within 15 seconds
of watching it I knew he was the one for me. He spoke to my heart and
I fell head over heels. Thank you Fredericka, Robin and George for
breeding and raising the most
I look forward to many years with him.
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Hello Flying W Farms family,
I just wanted to share this video with you of Koda. This is from his
first dressage show in Tryon, SC at FENCE. He got first place in both
classes that he was entered in!! One class had six other horses and
another had twelve. The lady riding him is Abigail his trainer before
he moved down to Wilmington, NC to be with me. He had only been in
training with Abigail for about 4 months before going to this show. He
is a wonderful horse and is very smart and eager to please. My new
trainer is a silver medallist with the USDF and she thinks he is going
to go places!! She thinks he is a wonderful horse and has great
conformation. I can't wait to see where he takes us!!
Thanks for a wonderful horse!!!!
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008
These are a couple pictures from the horse show we took Prince Koda to
on 4/19. This was a hunter show held by a local riding club.
This was his first show under saddle. In fact, his rider is a
young gal named Abigail Wiley who is training him for Virginia.
Virginia is in Wilmington, NC 350 miles away and couldn't take Koda
with her for the time being. Abigail has been riding him 3 times a
week for only a month now. Prior to this the last time Koda was under
saddle was Sept 07. So he is a great student and looks and moves
beautifully. He knows it too. He took 2 blue ribbons this day in his
division. Only groundwork. Virginia doesn't want to jump him. Dressage
is the goal. He will be going to some dressage shows later this
Colt Halter Grand
Virginia September 2007
September 13, 2007
My trainer (Tom) used Koda Tuesday for a lesson with a gentleman
(Joe) at our barn who is going to start
Halter class with his Percheron/Friesian Cross and Koda was awesome.
He is so well behaved and he has
gotten to the point where he knows what you want before you ask. My
trainer trotted him then had him whoa and went to stand in front of
him to stand him up and by the time Tom was about to ask Koda to get
in place he had already done it! He was very patient and eager to
please Joe. It was wonderful to watch!!
Virginia and Koda
Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2007
Fredericka and Robin,
Hello and hope you are all well. I just wanted to send you a quick
note to tell you about Koda. He is doing very well. We have been
riding him for several months now and he catches on so quick. I can
tell that he is so eager to please. Two weekends ago we took him to a
show and I rode him in the warm-up ring with some
other horses and he did soooo well!! I was very proud of him. He
turned many heads and I passed around your website info to many
people. They are impressed with how well behaved he is and they are
very interested in his breed. All that I can tell them is that I am
one very happy and proud mom. Koda had truly been a gift to me. He has
such a gentle spirit and I find that he is a big comfort when I need a
lift in my spirits. He seems to know when I need his love. I am so
thankful that I stumbled across your website more than 2 years ago
because he has been a wonderful blessing. I could not be happier.
Iattached a few photos of he and I for your enjoyment. Thank you for
breeding and raising such a wonderful horse!!
Virginia and Koda