Blog Archives - Masters Thoroughbreds

Life has been very busy here at MT since show season started as every barn except the Breeding Center has had entries in one or more of the recent shows. The Breeding Center isn't quiet though either with two recent foals and a few more on the way in the coming months my sister has more than enough to do to keep her occupied and out of trouble.

To make things even busier we have had several new arrivals that are in various stages of training from the ground up, so all of us have been pitching in to help out Isabelle at the Training Center. All of them are doing well and we have decided it is time to introduce some of our most recent acquisitions or MT bred youngsters. They are listed as follows in no particular order.

OAKR Jezzabelle

Jezzy, as we call her, came to us through a long term lease from Oakridge Racing Stables, a small private Thoroughbred breeding and training facility. She is both an OTTB and a rescue, so had a rough life until she found a good home at OAKR. They were able to rehab this lovely mare and train her to be a wonderful riding horse who enjoys a number of disciplines.

She settled in nicely and quickly bonded with our intern Claire. The two of them work extremely well together, so Claire is now Jezzy's primary rider both on the farm and at the shows. This partnership seems to really benefit both of them and we are pleased with how well Jezzy is doing.

Khal's Lunar Mare

Luna was bred by and purchased from Khal to the Post Farm as a racing and future show prospect. Her basic training was complete when she arrived and she has since completed her race training and has done very well on the track.

During her training we found she loved riding outside the arena and would jump just about anything she was pointed towards. With this in mind we have started her early training in both jumping and cross country. Once her racing days are done we plan on her entering the Eventing circuit provided she settles down enough for Dressage.

MT/SLS Sundance Harmony

Sunny is a second generation filly out of HAF/SLS Sundance Harmony and by MT's Royal Review. Her first season on the track went very well as she has her sires speed. We discovered however that racing just isn't her thing, and that she much prefers being out in the country side or working in the arena than being on the track. Once the racing season was through we retired her with a very respectable record and brought her back home for some down time.

This year she has been in training for her second career, which we quickly found to be jumping. She may be a bit shy at first, but once she knows what to expect she will jump just about anything both in the arena and out in the fields. She has started on the show circuit this season in cross country and has been doing great.

EV Streakin Lady

Sassy was purchased from Echo Valley several years ago with the idea of her racing at the same tracks as our Thoroughbreds. Jason, our Foal Barn manager, who had raised her from a weanling informed us that she did not have the temperament for the track. Once she entered training we found he was right, her friendly and easy going personality was all wrong for the track.

Isabelle switched her training to other things and has yet to find something this filly will refuse to do. She is eager to please, smart as whip, has smooth as silk gaits and jumps like she was born to fly. Instead of putting her straight into our lesson program as we usually do the other breeds on our farm, Isabelle paired her with Claire and pointed them towards the show circuit. The two already entered a Three Day Event and have plans to try the Hunter ring next.