Crazy Daizy AHA #0632796 SOLD! This was the best horse I ever owned (after Shark!) I miss her terribly but I was too heavy for her so needed to find her a lighter rider.
My little pony, I call her Miss Daizy. She arrived to live with me in October 2012 (Happy Birthday To Me!) and she is my miracle $200 horsie. She stands a whopping 14.1 hands with a 18 hand trot. She is remarkable.
We completed the Bunny Hop 25 mile CTR as her first official competition. She did marvelously. WAY better than I expected. Winter 2012/2013 conditioning was on and off due to my back and neck injuries. Some days I could ride, some days I could not. She finished 3rd overall with a score of 99.0.
Her second competition was to be The Cheshire ride but she got a HUGE wound on her leg a week before and we could not make it. Pictures of her wound here.
The Lick Ridge Challenge, a 25 mile CTR was her next ride, complete with a healing boo-boo on her leg. She not only completed in high points but she had a lot of horse left over after the ride. That excites me as I want to get into doing 50’s with her next year.
In June 2013 my back went completely out and I was crippled through November 2013. I had other people riding her to keep her on track with her conditioning and training at the competitions. She did remarkable with strange riders. She completed two 2-day 50 mile rides with high scores. She is an incredible competitor, easy going and likes her job.
She has a lot of “attitude” on the ground and if you can just get past that, her riding skills are bar-none!
- She is difficult to catch in the pasture.
- She is boss mare in the pasture.
- She does not like to be saddled
To ride her, she is as close to the perfect trail horse as you can get without writing a fantasy story. She goes down the trail with her head up, ears forward, no spook, no buck, no rear and will go over anything. She rides on the buckle in a flat non-mechanical hackamore (see above photo). Never races out of your hands, never fights the rider, and will travel at a lovely 9 to 10 mph trot while you snooze. Very comfortable to ride, too!
At the Chesapeake Spring 2014, she accomplished something in the start of her second year of competition that I have never accomplished in 15 years of competition. She was Grand Champion of the ride with a score of 99.0
She has achieved another first for me – RESERVE CHAMPION at the Brookfield 30 mile CTR.
And with all her go-go energizer bunny enthusiasm, she has now put me back into endurance after 4 years being out with injuries. We completed the Big Loop Boogie 50 mile endurance ride in August 2014. We got another Grand Championship at Chesapeake 3-day 80 mile CTR and we finished the year in 12th place at Mustang Memorial. This little mare ROCKS!