Last Sunday, our gorgeous Raf or Mr Waffle as we refer to him due to his colour went out to the schools jumping competition and did us proud! It’s the first time he’d ever been out to an external competition and seen a large arena. He did amazingly, racking up just 9 faults in the 60cm class and then going clear in the 65cm class. His rider, Amber was extremely pleased as there was a large percentage of eliminations and he was terrified of the large screen showing the times.
It is hard to believe that this little pony arrived just a few years ago from the Blue Cross! He cost us next to nothing and its testament to the Blue Cross, Jess, who backed and rode him away and then Amber, who has quietly produced him on that this little chap has proved to have such talent with a fantastic temperament. It just shows that if you give them time and take it slowly, then these horses and ponies can have an amazing life and are worth the investment!
We look forward to welcoming lots more Rafiki’s to Barguse in the future!