What it comes down to, is that a horse like Cruz is going to teach someone to become a better rider. He knows his job, can memorize a dressage test faster than a human, and absolutely shines when it comes to jumping.
When my working student approached me about working with sale horse Cruz, it didn’t take much thought for me to reply, “Yes”. Alex has admired the sport of Eventing as a spectator, but has never had a chance to compete until this past weekend. And what a better opportunity for Cruz and Alex to team up and do it together.
Alex was nervous before her dressage test, but I reminded her that Cruz would take care of her and all she needed to do was sit up, be elegant and let Cruz do the work. She came out of the test with a huge smile and a handful of 8’s and 7’s in the test.
Jumping was fun to watch as Cruz was navigated around the course, taking inside lines, super bending lines, slicing across a vertical and strutting a bit afterwards. Again the smile was there on Alex’s face when she said, “That was the best! Cruzie was fantastic.”
“Oh yes. He is the best. He will show you the way, Grasshopper.”
They finished in 4th and celebrated with a handful of licorice.
For information on Cruz Control, please see the HORSES FOR SALE page.