Monday, September 22, 2008

Getting to Know You

Hello! My name is Ellie, and as the description says, I am a hunter rider with Cerebral Palsy. I have never been able to show much higher than 2'6 but I love it. After over a year of searching I just got a new horse. His name is Werther, he is a 15 year old Hanoverian gelding. He was born in Europe, and has lived in Canada. Werther was a Dressage horse in his youth, but he spent quite a few years as a high children's jumper/big eq horse in Colorado. I leased him for about 6 weeks before we took the plunge and bought him. The sale just went though, so I thought this would be a great way to document my experiences with my new horse. I also wanted to share the challenges I deal with as a competitive rider with CP. This is a new exercise for me, and I hope you enjoy reading about my experiences. 

7 comments:

Drsgjunky said...

Good for you Ellie! What a wonderful looking creature. I know you'll enjoy him for years.

Keep up the good work and enjoy your Hunter adventures.

I just dropped over from FHOTD to say Congrats!

Ellie said...

drsjunky,

Thanks! fugly's blog inspired me to write this and I think it will be really fun.

Erin said...

hey i am glad you decided to make a blog. im an overweight 16 year old highschooler with a skinny tb. Im Erin and My horse is Jasper(ems decision). im glad you dont let your CP get in the way. Jump for the Stars girl!!!

Ellie said...

Hi, Erin! My retiree is a TB, they are very smart horses. What do you and Jasper do?

Erin said...

every thing! we barrel raced last year and did trail this year. next year we are doing WP. jasper is learning new tricks every day, it keeps him entertained. We jumped, but not together, and Dressage and pretty much what ever life throws at us. he love to throw his shoes and it drives me crazy, so tomorrow he gets new shoes on!!!!

J said...

Cool! Im in colorado too! Are you going to Stock Show?

Ellie said...

Werther is from Colorado I am from Minnesota. I know a lot of hunter/jumper people in Colorado, mainly people from Savoy Stables and Michael and Gia Dennehy.