Irish Morning Mist
April 16, 2007 - Irish wins a Blue Ribbon in
the Open Hunter Division and two Red Ribbons for Jumpers!!! Irish
is a real Hunter/Jumper.
ANOTHER UPDATE! Irish and I attended a show this past weekend and
did great! We did a Open Hunter division and
came out with a third on our first jumping round, a first on the
second one, and a fourth in the flat! Not bad for our first hunters! I think he is leaning
more to the call of the hunters. He loves the relaxed pace and does
not seem to be bothered by the other horses in the ring with him.
The dressage training has helped alot with his head set also! He
was very steady and did not come above the bit once.
We also did three jumper classes in the show. He got uncomfortable
with the pressure of having to pick up the pace so we got a DQ in
the first round. By the second round he began
to understand his job and we placed second. The third round was our
best round with AMAZING roll backs and a good time. We managed to
come in secound also and I was very pleased. He is still learning
and now all he will need is miles. His ground behavior was very good
and he loved meeting all the horses.
Till next time!
Megan and Irish
March 26, 2007
Well it’s finally time to do an update on my big boy! There
hasn’t been much to say till now! Elizabeth and Barry took
me to a Hunter Pace for my birthday with Irish and he was amazing!
We have had a lot of spooking issues in the past and work ethic issues,
yet those fences are starting to be hurtled (literally!).
Irish Morning Mist and Pride of the Fox at
the Shamrock Hounds Pony Club hunter pace.
When we got to the facility Irish was a bit moody and did not want
to stay still. Once I got on he was ready to go! When our group was
called to start Irish got a little frisky and threw a few kicks while
we picked up the trot and started on our 2 ½ hour ride.
we got on the trail Irish began enjoying him self and started to
settle very nicely. When we came up to the first coop he just jumped
it as if it was nothing! I was very proud of him! All the jumps
on the facility did not seem to bother him at all! Maybe I do have
a cross-country machine?
Irish Morning Mist and Pride of the Fox at the Shamrock Hounds Pony
Club hunter pace - March 24, 2007
I believe my favorite part of the trip was the open fields. I have
never let Irish stretch out in the gallop, but since the fields
where so big and you didn’t have to worry about turning or stopping,
I did. I am still not sure who had more fun!! I was laughing and
smiling the entire time! I believe Irish enjoyed the freedom to just
run! His stride is so big and he is so powerful it’s amazing!
Once we got pack to the trailers he was very quiet while we all
un-tacked and loaded up. I have never been so proud of my big boy.
All of our hard training and multiple ground work sessions are paying
off! I am excited and impressed to see how quickly he is learning
and growing up. Expect great things from us in the future! This is
only the beginning!
Megan and Irish
November 18, 2006
Irish Morning Mist and Megan Brown at Bits & Bytes Farm. November 18, 2006
October 7, 2006 - Clinic with Imtiaz Anees at Bits & Bytes Farm
Irish morning Mist and Megan Brown at the Imtiaz Anees clicnic at Bits & Bytes Farm
September 24, 2006
Irish Morning Mist places FIRST in the 3'3" jumpers - September 24, 2006
Well this weekend was very sucessful with Irish. We did have some mistakes in the jumping but every time he was improving. Hes now galloping between the jumps in the jumpers and starting to understand the game. We ended up just doing the morning jumpers and came out with a first in 3'3" with a time of 43 seconds, third in another 3'3", and third in 3'.I'm very proud of him and think he will only improve.
June 21, 2006
BIG break through with Irish! Today was the first time I took him over cross country since that time before I bought him. He galloped straight up to the first jump and just flew over it like it was nothing!!! He galloping the courses with no hesitation! I'm SOOO PROUD of him! He's not rushing or getting nervous jumping them. Just very calm and approaching them like he has been doing it all of his life! The course was only two feet but I haven't been as happy with him as I was today! I'll have my mom take some pics next time! Hope things are going well!
June 15, 2006
Just wanted to give you a quick update on Irish. He has been coming along well and is currently jumping about 4'5" with ease. His dressage is coming along also. He's still learning the meaning of work and that its not play time. However, we no longer have our temper tantrums anymore so that's a big step we accomplished. He is looking really good and we are planning on going to a show soon. I hope to have him ready to start fully competing in the fall. We will see what happens. I will send pictures soon!
March 8, 2006
Irish is doing really well! I have been having about two lessons or more a week and he is coming along soooo fast! He has become really quiet under saddle and started to learn the meaning of "work" and that its fun! We have been schooling grids of about 3'6" and he's been taking them like a champ. Our last grid we did was six jumps set up to test Irish's ability to maneuver. It was a one stride then bounce for the remainder of the jumps. It was tough for both of us but we got it! Were planning on taking him to some shows soon and we will be starting off at training level. I'll also be making a video of him soon and i will send it over to the farm so you can see how he's doing yourself.
He loves it at the new farm and even has dapples now! He's turning into the horse that I think no one thought he would! I'm really excited for his future. I took a quick picture of him in the cross ties the other night before my lesson and have attached it. He was being his goofy self like always and every time i went to put the camera up he would lay his ears back! I don't think he likes pictures! hahaha.. Hope everything is well!
January 7, 2006
Irish Morning Mist and Megan Brown taking the corner jump. January 2006
December 23, 2005 Irish Gets a New Mom!
Congratulations Megan Brown!!!
We are very proud of you!
Megan has been Irish's special friend for several months. She was finally able to purchase him, for herself, as a Christmas present. We are very proud of Megan for all the hard work and training that she has put into Irish.
From Megan . . .
When I first saw Irish I knew he was the horse I wanted. I fell in love with his annoying "pranks" he likes to do while I'm riding him. I love his personality. When I found out he was WAY out of my price range I was devastated! Living with a single mom, having the horse of my dreams was close to impossible. However, I was determined to figure out a way to get him. When I started talking to my mom about him she was very much against the subject. I was determined though to have him as my own. I sold my horse and put my new truck (that I had just purchased ) up for sale to prove to my mom that I was serious. When my mom saw how determined I was and that I wasn't going to give up she began to support me.
Elizabeth was a great help throughout the whole four month battle on trying to buy and train Irish. She helped me with him when I rode and helped me at shows. She gave me great advice and encouragement and I don't think I could of done it with out her and her wonderful husband Barry. This experience has proven to me that if I put my mind to something I want and its meant to be, that it will happen.
I'm going to continue to keep and train Irish at B&B and am excited about our future together.
Thanks and Merry Christmas,
P.S. Thanks to all the barn members at B&B also who have helped and supported Irish and I through this whole process!
Irish Morning Mist and Megan Brown in their dressage test at Oxer
Farm November 20, 2005
Irish Morning Mist and Megan Brown at Oxer Farm November 20, 2005
Irish competes at a Horse Show Ventures show and places 4th.
November 12, 2005
Irish competes with Megan Brown at a Horse Show Ventures show and
places 4th. November 12, 2005
Irish Morning Mist and Megan Brown compete
in jumper classes and place fourth with a clean round!
Irish Morning Mist and Megan Brown at the Horse Show Ventures Show.
November 12, 2005
Irish Morning Mist and Megan Brown, schooling
cross country fences at Oxer Farm.
Irish Morning Mist and with his Megan Brown.
- November 5, 2005
Marie and Irish - September 4, 2005
May 22, 2005
Irish Morning Mist finishes second at his first combined training
competition. Photo by Jan Collins.
Irish Morning Mist
competed in his first combined training event at Big Bear Farm in
Pine Mountain, GA. He was first after dressage and finished second
at the end of the event. A muddy red roll top scared all the horses
except one - the horse that beat Irish for first
place. A great big thanks to Bits & Bytes Farm boarder Jan Collins
for taking these beautiful photos. Jan's daughter Mandy finished third
on her horse Trey.
Irish Morning Mist is a Thoroughbred Horse
for sale at Bits & Byes Farm. - May 2005 Photo by Jan Collins.
Trainer Elisa Wallace was very proud of Irish. He is being competed
for his owner Dr. Rachel Black while he is at Bits & Bytes Farm
to be resold. His mom just does not have the time to show him and
Irish has the talent that deserves to be shown. Irish
Morning Mist is an un raced Thoroughbred Horse for Sale
at Bits & Bytes Farm.
Irish Morning Mist (with trainer
Elisa Wallace) was first after dressage and finished second at the
end of the event. Te Conquistare (aka Mactavish) finished fourth at
the same event.
Irish Morning Mist and Dr. Rachel Black.