My dear Flash is growing….and growing…and still growing! If you see in the picture above we have nice tightly strung six strand barbed wire fence. The top strand is just above the tip of Flash’s ear. Today I had taken her and put her in the “big horse pasture”. The one where Jo, Katelyn, and Romeo are pastured. (Jo is currently out for training.) I have put Flash in with Katelyn and Romeo the past few days to socialize and to be able to run wide open easier, as thier pasture is bigger. All had been going well……until today…..
Remember that nicely strung six foot fence? Flash decided she wanted to get back to her best friend, Grace, whom was in the smaller pen. My husband and I watched in fascinated horror as she took a beautiful, graceful, flying leap over said fence. When her four feet hit the ground on the other side, not a hair out of place, she trotted over to the fence by Grace. After my moment of shock and horror and checking her over to see she had no injury, I said to my husband, ” I’ll be damned! That was incredible! She’s a yearling and just cleared that fence from a standing position… “. I have to admit I was a bit proud. And what a beautiful jump!! My husband looked at me like I’d lost my damn mind and said, ” Yeah, this should be fun! A horse that jumps five foot fences. Just think what she will be like in a year when shes bigger!” I just smiled and said, “I know! Isn’t she talented!?” He shook his head and walked away.
I get it! She could have been torn to ribbons if she hadn’t cleared it. So many things could have gone wrong. But they didn’t, she just wanted to get back to her little bestie, Grace. And she cleared that fence as if she was a seasoned eventer. There was no hesitation! It was a clean, calculated move.
So maybe I have an eventer on my hands…..at best she has natural talent, at worst she is so deeply attached to her mini friend Grace, I may have to haul both together…. Forevor lol…..