I love to see sound and happy oldies, taking care of new riders and giving them good experiences.
The Icelandic horses from the neighbouring stable had escaped, and came running in full speed alongside our arena.
Hey, whazzup? Are you moving in with us?
Now here are two of my favourites: Hjalmar and Tarzan.
Tarzan is a cross Fjord/Oldenburger, but as you can see the Fjord got most of the cake.
Both on the inside and outside!
Tarzan came to the stable with Hjalmar's girlfriend, Siri.
She took care of Tarzan at the local riding school when he was a young horse, 13-14 years ago. Then she moved, and lost contact with him.
Two years ago she tried to find him again, succeeded, and also bought him. He is 18 now.
Her boyfriend Hjalmar found out through Siri that riding was fun, and one horse on two persons was not enough - I am sure we all can agree on that?
So they bought another horse, and Tarzan and Hjalmar have become real buddies.
I just love this horse. He is a real rascal and won't let an opportunity pass by, but he is charming too. Always in a good mood. The eternal optimist!
Now look at the photos below:
Here Tarzan has found a new, much better way beside the jump.
Look at his smug and content expression!
Hjalmar is not equally content with Tarzan's "improvement".
Here we go again!
This time Hjalmar got to decide which way to go.
As you can see, Tarzan loves to jump. He just couldn't help himself when the opportunity came up...
And on Sunday the two buddies started again.
Look at the dressage guys, Hjalmar in riding coat and Tarzan with a braided mane.
This was Hjalmar's first start ever in dressage.
Here he is letting out a sigh of relief after finishing the program.
Yeah Tarzan, we made it!
Tarzan is wondering what the fuzz is about.
And here, look at the concentration in the ride, in both horse and rider:
And the result?
Yes, they made it!
In spite of deciding to enter the day before, and just having ridden through the program after the show jumping yesterday....
Way to go, Tarzan and Hjalmar! Congratulations!