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Two new training clips have been added to sale horse Cruz Control schooling cross country at Poplar Place Farm in Hamilton, GA.
The sale horses have busy schedules schooling off the farm and competing. We keep their ads current and up to date with progress reports, fresh photos and videos. You can follow along on Facebook or click the ‘Sign Me Up’ button to the right of the web site’s margin, and get all the new blog notifications and horse info instantly. See HORSES FOR SALE page for new video links and photos. Call the farm to schedule a viewing, 404-202-4935.
We hauled down to Poplar Place Farm in Hamilton, GA early this morning with Cruz Control, trying to beat the humidity and the heat. When sale horses are in the barn, part of our service is to continue training and competing the horses for the owners in order to better market them to the public. Many of the extra services provided are included in the consignment board fee.
Cruz has grown up into a lovely horse, and we’re looking towards competing in July at Chattahoochee Hills Series I. It should be so much fun and give Cruz a chance to show-off!
For more information on Cruz Control, see the HORSES FOR SALE page, and call 404-202-4935.
Congratulations to Karen Kerby on the new partnership with sale horse Cholac! He was here for only 6 days, when the perfect match walked down the barn aisle.
Editor and photographer Leslie Threlkeld shot some lovely photos of sale horse Cholac over the weekend. I think the images really caught his persona. His info has been updated on the HORSES FOR SALE page. Please contact farm to schedule a viewing at 404-202-4935.
It was in Dec. 2012, that while schooling a stadium course, my horse Artful Way snapped his left fore splint bone upon landing from a fence. He went immediately lame and the pain was quiet evident. After x-rays and on doctor’s orders of 4 months stall rest, we were able to gradually get back to competing late 2013.
Everything appeared to be well for Ray and I in 2014 and we began our season with a couple solid placings at Intermediate. Unfortunately, I had a little voice in my head telling me that leg was giving him some trouble. He didn’t feel 100%, so we x-rayed the fractured area again and concluded that the damaged bone didn’t heal correctly and was causing pain to the surrounding ligament. In order for Ray to get sound, he would need surgery to remove the jagged bone.
Dr. Jim Nash of Horner & Nash performed the surgery at his clinic, and after a couple days I was able to bring Ray home. Stall rest, stall rest, stall rest were the doctor’s orders.
A fracture like this is common for racehorses, jumpers and cutting horses, and Ray’s soundness came into question 2 days before leaving for a 1-Star. He was ripe both mentally and physically and ready to compete, so when everything came to a halt, it’s been very hard on him to stay quiet and not become frustrated. The recent vet visit was embarrassing when he tried to take a chunk out of the assistant holding him.
Time is the only remedy, and as hard as it is for the both of us to miss out on the Spring trials, I had to put my own desires aside. I dearly love this horse, bad manners and all.