The RAC began in 2007 and continued until 2015. It was created to unite all curly horse owners to encourage and motivate each other and to promoting the breed. Participating riders earn points to win amazing prizes. This blog was created to share with others their personal journey with each other and the public. *This blog is not a training blog and any techniques or methods shown here are not necessarily enforced by the RAC. Consult your trainer for advice. http://curlyhorsecountry.com
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
My name is Cyndi Morin and I have just entered into this Curly world! I'm excited to be here. After having a 'hot' Arab for years previous, I was very exctied to hear about this fantastic breed. So level headed! I bought my curly 'Sunny' from people who had kept him for 4 years but had put no training on him. When I met him, he had good looks ;-), was social and curious but very respectful. He was not saddle broke and had only one experience with people on him (no sadde) and apparently it was 'quick' however, I could tell, that his temperament was good. Little did I know HOW good! I dove into curly information and tracked down his breeder and pedigree. After reading about the breed I knew I was bringing home. Once home, I started his training ' Parelli style' and within 10 short days (and I'm NO professional!) I was mounting him, in saddle, with no one holding him. I learned that his breeder, Karalee Bell aka Whirlwind Curlies had put an amazing start on him as a colt. I could tell! I was amazed how fast he learned and how willing he was. She has continued to be a tremendous support and advisor! I have had him just 3 short months but we are doing all sorts of tricks, trail riding, road riding, he takes my kids for double rides and we go walk, trot, canter and the occasion, albiet very fun gallop, all on a rope halter with reins. No bit. With two small children, I don't get to ride him as often as I like but I do spend a lot of time with him so this year, I would like to (hopefully) put more mileage on (in the saddle or bareback ;-), teach him to lie down (already underway!), train his gaits to be more slow and steady and possibly get a nice western 'spin' going. No plans on showing him (other than to the 25, 000 acres of forest we live in ;-) but it's fun just to do new things and develop a stronger relationship. I would like to start him driving too. We have a nice red sleigh that would be nice for him to pull next winter! For now though, he's learning to actually take me riding through deep snow.