November 2022 – Captain is still the amazing trail horse. He’s brave, kind, friendly, and has a very forward walk which enables him to lead every trail ride. I love him to the moon and back.
November 2021 – Captain and I continue to trail ride every weekend. He is in training during the week to keep him fit, healthy, and happy. He’s always happy to lead…actually, he’s fine any position…very little phases him. He’s a fave of anyone who visits the barn.
December 2018 – Captain is still my reliable partner. He’s been on trouble free trail rides in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, throughout New Mexico. His trainer adores him because he’s so quick to learn.
June 2015 – Captain Amerrica in a Mark Bolender Extreme Trail Clinic. (Crossing a moving bridge.) He was a rock star in the clinic. We’re moving up to an advanced clinic in September. He is super obedient and respectful. He’s the kindest, loving horse with the most amazing brain. He was the only horse in the clinic who didn’t refuse an obstacle. The clinician, Mark Bolender, asked if he could ride him through the course. His wife rode him as well. In fact, they were so impressed by him that they let him into the September clinic, although there was a waiting list. I know I can talk him into anything, but I don’t even need to. He even mastered the balance beam, and he was, by far, the largest horse in the clinic!
June 2013 – Captain has been settling in quite well. My trainer loves him. He learns so quickly! I asked him for a shoulder in at the trot, and he did it immediately! I took him on a trail ride with eight other people, and he was such a good boy. He unloaded perfectly. When the horse in front of him began crow hopping, he just looked at him as if to say…’It’s a hot day. Why are you wasting your energy?’ I love that his big spook it just a stop. When I show him that there’s nothing to be afraid of, he’s fine. He’s been an angel boy on the trails alone or with another horse. You’ve done a beautiful job of training a young horse. That plus his wonderful brain…gotta love him.
Carole – Sante Fe, New Mexico