Former Prospect Horse for Sale"Whosyourhoney"
Congratulations Laura Southard of Orlando, Florida and Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Whozierhurry will be training in Mexico for the next year with Laura.
April 12, 2007
I wanted to also let you know that in the last week "Who"
his first jump and, when asked, did flying lead changes...3 for
3! He had
been doing so well with the trot poles, we decided to see how he
with an"X". He went right over it like a cavaletti. Then
we put it up to
size that he would HAVE to jump. He didn't speed up before or after,
tucked and went right over it in great rhythm. WE did it 4 times.
didn't get rattled at all. He is really smart. Are they always
Elizabeth's Note: Yes. Thoroughbreds are very smart and easy to
train or untrain. That is why we do not recommend them to beginners
or people without the skills to train them.
Then about a week later, Javier took him in the big arena while
other horses were working in every direction (so far, he has worked
adjacent arena or in the big one alone) and kind of spooked when
one went galloping next to him,but then was fine. Javier cantered
bit and asked for three lead changes in the course of the work,
did with little issue! What a smart guy!!! I am REALLY pleased.
said we need to "come up with a plan for him!" (This
is as close to a
compliment as Javier gets) In total,Who has been ridden less than
NOt bad, eh?!?!?!
I read the web site everyday. It is like reality TV for me!!!! "Wonder
_______ did last week?!?!?!" So fun!!!!
March 18, 2007
I got your phone message! Glad you got a chuckle out of my name
story....".Who" is such a doll!!!
......His canter is amazing!!!! The perfect canter for jumping.
of rhythmic, slightly jumpy pace to go into a fence with. PERFECT.
course he is only four and just starting out, so we have much more
do before ever thinking about going over a fence, but it is nice
that his natural way of going favors a nice rounded canter!
Sounds like you are super busy! That is GREAT! Better than the
alternative.... Know that if you have a day or a week or a month,
welcome here! WE'll take care of you!
March 17, 2007
It is finally warming up there?!?! Hope so!!!!
(This would be filed in your I TOLD YOU SO file)
As I had written before, Whozierhurry had some issues we were
All minor, but noticeable. As you also know, I changed his name
to the "K
word" thinking this would be easier for Spanish speakers to
last week, after my daily visit from the vet, I got fed up and
"K-word" is not to be spoken ever again. I have not ever
changed the name
of a horse before out of superstition, and have had healthy horses
years. The ONE horse name I change, I have daily vet calls. SO,
like to proudly announce that since reverting back to the name "WHO",
vet has not been out. YEAH!!!!!! He is moving well and his coat
out after we body clipped him so he is that dark bay color again.
pretty. He has gained weight and is looking very good! You ask
to change names on your site....Forgive me! I have paid the price!
You also suggest the chiropractor. I have not ever done this before.
also had one come out last week and it DID make a difference!
Like I said, file this email under "I told you so, Laura"
"Who" with his best friend,
I have attached a picture of "Who" with his best friend,
Loba. Loba loves to spend time in Who's stall....He licks
her and they play bite. (so far).
I will also send a picture of our house/ yard. We moved
the horses to our home a couple of weeks ago. The stalls
are just beyond the orange wall thing....
February 14, 2007
Today was Kolibri's first ride since arriving in Mexico two weeks ago.
the shoeing issue was resolved, we started turning out and walking everyday.
Kolibri has been lunged several times (about 5-10min only) and is great
on the left side (duh) and a needs a bit more help to the right. Yesterday
I put the Pessoa (side reins) on him to see how he would do. We just walked
with it on a few times to the left and right and he was a champ.
Whozierhurry and Joaquin Orth a member of the Mexican Olympic/Pan
Am team rides him!
Orth, our dressage trainer, is here this week so I asked him to do the
honors of being the first to ride Kolibri (One, even though Kolibri is very
mellow, I thought I would let a professional ride him first "por si hay
causa" --just in case. Second, I thought it makes for a fun "success story" to have a member of the Mexican Olympic/Pan Am team ride him!!!!)
can see from the pictures, there was nothing to worry about. Kolibri went
into two new arenas today (our dressage arena and our big jumping arena)
without so much as a second look at anything. Carrying the weight of a
large rider and new saddle was different for him, but he walked around
nicely and then trotted. As expected, the trot improved as he relaxed a
All told it was a 20min ride and I was pleased. Joaquin really
liked his temperament. Joaquin suggested we keep doing lots of
groundwork to help him build his back and hind end to make it
more comfortable for him to work.
I hear the weather is brutal in the US today---stay warm!!!!!
Whozierhurry at home in Mexico.
February 7, 2007
A quick note to let you know that Whozierhurry (Kolibri) is doing
well--- the vet has been out to check his foot and pack it everyday
because of the darn nail getting too close, but we caught it immediately
and it shouldn't be a big deal. Everyone that takes a look at
this guy thinks he is very handsome! I am using this "downtime" to
give massages (which he LOVES) and put on the bridle and saddle
and generally get him used to all sorts of these new things. (But
it is not seeming necessary...he lets me do anything). Everyone
marvels at how quiet and well behaved he is. He makes my 6yo warmblood
from Germany look bad!!! In fact, because he is SO good, it has
made me realize I have some work to do on the other horse with
her ground manners!
I have been reading some of the other success stories of horses
recently sold and realized these people's experiences matched
my own and I wanted to chime in to iterate that buying from you
(from another country no less) was straightforward, easy, and
most importantly, resulted in getting a wonderful horse. You and
Becky have held my hand throughout everything and I feel like
I have two new friends!
I check your web site regularly and am
amazed at the quality of the horses....Like I said, after reading
a few of the other success stories, I wanted to add my two cents
for anyone out there wondering if going this route is for them.
If after reading the information on your web site, they feel that
an OTTB might be a good partner, I would HIGHLY recommend going
through you. Whozierhurry has the looks, temperament, build and
mind that I was looking for in a prospect. I am excited to start
working with him!
Thank you again! I will be sending pictures this weekend!
January 28, 2007
I took pictures in the daylight today of "Kolibri" (Hummingbird
is Colibri in Spanish...his other name is too hard for Mexican's
to pronounce!!!). The vet checked him out and he seems to be
all systems go! He'll get new shoes this week too. I walked him
around the courtyard and out into the streets of our neighborhood
(which is a little gated equine community) He was very mellow...then
I took him a bit farther, loser to the show going on, but he
wasn't so sure about that, so we went back home to the safety
of his little courtyard and house. He has made friends with the
horses on either side. He is really so pleasant."como un
cachorro" Like a puppy . . .
Here are two pics: one of him in the courtyard outside of the stalls and one
of him in his stall!
Looking forward to giving you some updates! (Or having you here to see for
This beautiful dark bay gelding is just three years old and already 16.3! He has only run once. His owner recently has had a baby and needs to redirect her time. He has only been galloped by his owner. He is a beautiful plain bay with a doe eye. He is straight and correct with a very nice shoulder. He is very lovable and should be sound enough for any career.
Whozierhurry's (aka Whosyourhoney) vet check.