As the 100th day draws near, we take a few moments to reflect on what a ride Summer Snow has taken us on. So many “firsts” and so many successes. Here are Devin’s parting thoughts as she gets ready to leave for the ‘big show” this weekend.
Devin:Wrapping up the last week with Rainier, I’m taken with how many people share what an impact he’s made on them. Whether it’s my clients in the barn who see him daily, or those who are just following his blog, he has really made an impression on everyone. And it’s genuine, because he is truly one special horse. From his handsome looks, to his gentle temperament, his soft big movement, to his quiet willingness to learn, he’s been a pleasure from start to finish. He is a wonderful ambassador for the breed, showing his versatility and ability to go in so many directions. Eventer, jumper, trail horse, dressage horse, or husband horse, Rainier is capable of transitioning seamlessly from so many years successfully racing on the track, to any number of new careers. I have enjoyed having him in the barn and watching him acquire so many fans! Take a final look at him in intensive training for the upcoming show! Warning, this is one video full of thrills and chills, excitement and adventure, as Rainier takes very beginning rider Levi on his first ride.
For me, looking back through my photos, it’s hard to choose a favorite one … and there are so many more I wanted to take of this big, handsome fellow, but the time ran out as the rain poured in! In the meantime, one of my photos was used as the basis for a sketch of Rainier done by Lily Bros of ACGS Portrais in Tualatin, OR. Who can resist those big eyes? None of us for sure! Lily is an equine artist and can draw your horse for only $75! The sketch will be donated to the event for a fundraiser.
As the 100 Day Challenge draws near, remember to vote Summer Snow and Devin Robel for the 100 day trainer test! Click here to access the poll and cast your vote!
Good luck in the 100 Day Challenge Show on Oct. 5th! We know you are a super star!