Four Bits & Bytes Farm Horses and six friends attended the Shakerag Fox Hunt in Hull, GA today. Rocky Bear, Saint Lawrence, Brewster and Political Pull all did great! Brewster began his off-track career fox hunting here in 2003! This was Rocky Bear and Saint Lawrence’s first hunt and they did us proud. Rocky loved …
Today Saint Lawrence aka “Da’ Baby” turned three. He and Lynn’s Vision aka “Bubba” share birthdays on Cinco de Mayo. Saint Lawrence is almost 17 hands and “Bubba” has been trying hard all his life to reach 16 hands and it looks like he did not make it for yet another year!
Training a young Thoroughbred to be ridden should be a slow and deliberate process. You do not want to scare him and cause life-long issues. Saint Lawrence is so confident and quiet because of all the ground work done ahead of time. Bubba helped teach Saint Lawrence how to ride alongside another horse. Walking over poles is the first lesson for jumping.
Saint Lawrence was purchased as a yearling from one of our favorite Thoroughbred breeders in April 2011. He is now almost 29 months old and time to be broke for riding. We have done a year and a half of ground work and training and now it is time to get on him for the first time . . .
We have several new photos of Great Games. She is the dam of Running Tall and Saint Lawrence. She would make a nice dressage mount but she should be seriously looked at by anyone wishing to breed sport horses. She throws large babies who float across the ground. They are confident and and intelligent. Check out Great Game’s page for more information and the newest photos. Or come meet her son, Saint Lawrence, at Bits & Bytes Farm in Canton, GA.
We did a quick run up to Keeneland Race Track to check on a few horses we are waiting to become available for sale. Even when there is no racing at Keeneland it has lots of activity because it is a training center for Thoroughbreds. While in Kentucky, we stopped by our favorite breeder’s farm to get more photos of Great Game and pick up some fantastic Kentucky hay for the horses back home. Enjoy our story and photos . . .