Name: Niaru (aka Claire)
Location: Maine - USA
Background: I am one of those 'horse lovers since
birth' and have been riding for, oh...a loooong time! I come from a
dressage/jumpers background and rode lots of different horses from
ponies to warmbloods. When I came to the US from France I got my
first horse, a Morgan mare. I wanted to try an American breed and
she did not disappoint me, willingly doing everything I asked her
to, including eventing, during our 8 years partnership. She passed
away in 1998 and I still miss her very much, just like I miss my
brave little Ottb mare, Rita, who died after a freak pasture
accident in 2003. Like many, I am juggling work,
family and horses and it's not easy!
Horses: Your So Charming, "Charm", a
15.1 hands, 1998 bay Ottb mare by Minstrel Dancer (by My
Gallant) that I bought in Feb. 2003 at the track in Boston. She has
very good ground manners and is a fun ride . Quite bold over
(and after!) fences and coming along nicely in dressage. Most of
all, she cracks me up! I plan on eventing her, once she has
calmed down a bit over fences.
Bucks Lullabye, "Lulla", a 15.2 hands,
2001 bay filly by Wheaton (by Alydar). I found her at the track in
Boston in March 2004. I am letting her time to fill out and relax.
She is a real sweetie, very affectionate with people, perfect ground
manners, and just learning her new job under saddle.
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