Do you remember the story about a “Barry”, a rescue who is now giving lessons at Julee O’Reilly’s barn in Delaware, OH? If you haven’t read it, check it out, it’s called, “One Instructor’s Story”. In any event, I am proud to post some pics of Barry. He looks like a doll baby.
Barry’s new job is teaching our precious riders to ride in a safe environment. He is also taking them into the academy shows. If I’m not mistaken, that’s a blue ribbon pinned on him. Woo Hoo!
These stories are possible because of the extremely hard work of Saddlebred Rescue. The horses are found at auction, quickly evaluated, brought back to the farm, usually fattened up a bit, vetted, wormed and brought back to health then professionally trained to determine what avenue to take in their new life. A rescue’s new life could be as a lesson horse, a trail horse or simply a pet. As with most horses, they will tell us what they want to do — our job is to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, … there is a reason for that ratio.
I hope to see you at the brunch and silent auction on August 23. If you haven’t already bought your tickets, click on the link below.
(Sorry that I couldn’t edit the link, I’m new to blogging — sort of learning on the job.)