Between us we have six horses. They are at home with us and live out together all year round. My three are;
Born 1995, 16hh, Anglo Arab, left Brain Extrovert. I found Sparky when he was 18 months old and he is my first horse. His sire is a pure bred Arab, Shaft of Brilliance and his dam is a thoroughbred mare Star Blaze. I registered him "Bright Spark", which turned out to be very appropriate. I started him myself before I found natural horsemanship. Sparky has completed all the levels of Parelli and has presented at events around the country. My main interest was endurance and together we have done many thousands of miles. It is because of him that I am where I am, doing what I do. Now at 22 he is having a quieter life although this year we have begun Trec.
Registered as Young William, born 2002, 15.2hh, pure bred Arab (80.52% Crabbet), Right Brain Extrovert/Left Brain Introvert. Originally from the Harwood Stud by Kasadi out of Kashala. He came to me for free when he was three. His previous owner bought him as a yearling and couldn't cope. I started him myself with the benefit of having done Parelli for a couple of years. He is very lovely and very complex. I have been focusing on dressage and developing him physically.
Our only mare! I bought Brisa un-started in August 2016. Born in 2011 she is a PRE, 15.3hh, a big girl and extremely confident, a really nice horse to have around. I have started her and she is developing well. Exciting times ahead.
Born 1996, almost 14hh, pure bred Arab, Right Brain Introvert. He came from Clarendon Stud by their premium stallion Div and out of Kalilah. I have owned him since he was 4 years old and we started Parelli together when he was 7. We also started endurance that year when he became South East EGB Novice Endurance Champion. We went on to become Advanced and competed in The Arab Horse Society Marathon in a natural hackamore. Since then we have completed level 4 and competed in dressage for a few years before he retired due to respiratory disease. He still loves hacking during the summer months. Kaliv and I have very similar horsenality/humanality as a result have an extremely strong bond.
Born 2004, 15.3hh, Anglo Arab, Left Brain Introvert/Extrovert cusp. I bought Turmeric from Biddesden stud as a yearling. He is by Australian Thoroughbred Tower of Magic and out of purebred Arab Calamintha (daughter of famous endurance horse, Druhv). I started Turmeric myself. He has the most try of any horse I have ever met and is my demo horse. He excels at liberty and can keep total connection with me during 45 minute demos at county shows. He has level 4 Online and Liberty. I have developed his Freestyle and Finesse riding to level 4 without official assessment. Recently, we have started Trec, winning our first competition, and will be trying some dressage soon.
Registered name Valentine's Jazzman, born 2008, 14.3hh, British Riding Pony and registered with CHAPS as a Tobiano, Left Brain Extrovert/Introvert. Jazz is my next superstar in the making. He was started at 5 years old and then only hacked out until I bought him this year. He was completely new to Parelli but is an incredibly quick learner. We have been competing in dressage, being quite successful at Prelim level and are ready to move onto Novice. Recently we did our first unaffiliated One Day Event. As we won our class we are thinking of trying some more!