28. Helmikuuta 2018
It's been a while! How have you been, friends? It has been super cold here in the north so we haven't been able to train as much as we had planned because we have wanted to spare our horses' lungs from cold and dry winter air. That's why our horses haven't been on show grounds for a while; it would feel kind of pointless to show them without proper preparations. We are hopeful to make a come back to the show grounds next month!
Meanwhile we'd like to introduce our new rider and new horse! Salla Pietilä has joined our team and is currently getting to know our horses so we can see with which ones she will be seen on show arenas in the future! Here she is riding and introducing our gorgeous new addition to dressage stallions: RME Piparkakut. Piki (previously known as Peter) is a 8 years old black stallion with foundation bloodlines. He was a christmas present from lovely @Zinniaarvi – I can't thank you enough for this beauty Here is what Zinnia wrote about him: "Finnhorse stallion named Piparkakut, now you're probably wondering why I named him "Piparkakut" considering he is black and the piparkakut cookie would suit a chestnut horse. Well he was given this name because of his love for these cookies! We have a girl who brought some of these cookies to the barn once and Piparkakut couldn't get enough of them. Around the barn we call him "Peter", and Peter is most definitely suited to dressage. He is very sensitive to leg aids and when he's ridden properly he really shines. Naturally Peter has really forward, floaty, and free movements the only way to get this under saddle is to ride very quietly and let him do his thing. He has been trained well in dressage and knows some upper level movements like extended canter and trot, flying lead changes, and he is starting to get the hang of half passes! On the ground Peter is a little spooky and a piglet, he loves his breakfast and dinner time and he is one of the loudest horses while he's waiting for his grain. He is a very particular horse and prefers to be inside at night (afraid of the dark?), he doesn't really like cuddles and tries to avoid cuddles as much as possible. He is a bit stubborn and can be grumpy with other horses, he doesn't really care if mares walk by him, he may look for a second or two but then he continues munching away on his hay. Nonetheless he is a strange horse."
Characters: Finnhorse stallion RME Piparkakut & Salla Pietilä