Our Road to the Show Pen Series has been a popular feature of our Team AD video library. We've gotten such great feedback and it seems our members really enjoy getting to know the horses through the monthly videos. Throughout 2012 we featured four of our 2 Year Olds: Mister OMG, Dual Ya CD Olena, Blue Rooster Bayou, and MSR Peptart "Pink". Pink is still here at the Almosta and will continue to be one of our spotlight horses as she gets ready to show this fall in the cutting futurities. Mister OMG was sold and is now in training with 2012 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Champion Corey Cushing. OMG is on track to be shown at this year's Snaffle Bit Futurity, and we will keep you updated on his progress. We're thrilled and excited to watch him become a star! Blue Rooster Bayou was purchased by Ali Aranas and is often here at the ranch so we can also keep you updated on him as well. Dual Ya CD Olena was one of our entries in the 2012 NCHA Futurity sale and is now living in Texas.
The majority of show horses will only perform at their peak for a given period of time. Eventually their performance will decline or their attention to the rider's cues and desires will diminish. Because of this inevitable factor, schooling in the show arena is sometimes necessary. The following are few overlying guidelines that should be followed no matter the discipline.
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Al's third and final horse for the World Finals is the only mare in the group-Lena Rey Zack owned by Todd and Kathy Bro. Lena Rey is all girl-very feminine, very streamlined, petite, and girlish. She acts like a spoiled, only child. The phrase "don't speak until spoken to" does not apply to her. If you even get close to her stall she will squeal and let you know she has no desire to be spoken to. She has a bit of a reputation as the barn diva.
The thing that makes Lena Rey so special is when it comes game time, she is all business. Lena Rey knows exactly what she has to do. From the minute you step your foot in the stirrup, she tucks her chin and seems to say, "how fast, how slow, trot, lope, let's go".
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