Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Tiamo Does It Again!

Tiamo, the nearly 5 year-old (I know right, can you believe it's been five years already?) Thoroughbred that I bred with Gail Rogers in Canada, won another competition this weekend in Aiken, South Carolina. He is owned by Kaiti Saunders and ridden by Allison Springer, both of northern Virginia.

I am hoping to go see Tiamo compete here in the next month or so. It will be a real treat. He was getting close to 3 when I sold him, but I didn't back him, so Allison got to do the fun stuff!

Tiamo was "the orphan," as we lost his mother 5 days after he was born. He has a very distinct personality, and I am very proud of him. The first time I ever saw him was in Canada when he was about 5 weeks old. Poor Gail had been vigilant with his every two hour bucket feedings, so I agreed to take the night shifts so she could get 3 nights of sleep. I would get up at 1 a.m. and go out to the barn, just me and him, and it was pretty special, despite the mammoth mosquitoes!

Sometimes when I get down and feel like I haven't accomplished much, I look at my horses and am reminded that I'm not a t-total loser!

1 comment:

Lexy said...

He looks fantastic! You should be proud.