Marchador in the mountains
by Theresa Manzella on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 9:23pm
So I'm feeling compelled to tell all my horsey friends about todays adventure....which was chasing cows in the mountains on the Marchador stud. It was such an exhilarating, satisfying experience, I wish everyone I like could do it at least once. This breed is from Brazil and was represented to me as cowy, athletic and gaited. As I was listening and smiling, I was secretly thinking "YA RIGHT lady! Tell me another story. Those 3 attributes don't exist in the same horse...but it's your story...tell it the way you want." TODAY I became a believer. I've been training this horse for 6 months and have been really impressed with his mind, trainability and work ethic. He's ready to show in record time. And I'll even admit that the gaiting is fun. Today, Mr Marchador proved to me you CAN have it all in one horse and I became a BIG fan. At the risk of sounding like a horse snob, I'm not an easy sell. He went anywhere I pointed him, whether it was straight up on shale, or straight down, or chasing cows off a side hill on the run, this guy new were his feet were at all times and gave me total confidence that there wasn't any place those cows could go in the Rocky Mountains that we couldn't go too. I know we all adore our cow bred, quarter horses and I bet many of you reading this are skeptics just like I was...but this bred deserves consideration from anyone who appreciates a golden mind, a huge heart and a ton of try. And the smooth ride...flying across the flat at an amazing clip, without an ache or a pain anywhere is a BIG Bonus! You can learn more about them at 4 Seasons Marchadors. There is only 150 of them in the county. If you ever get the chance to ride one, don't pass up the opportunity. Cool ponies. Oh ya...I confessed my initial doubts to my friend/client, Lori Silcher, and she's forgiven me. She's getting used to having to make believers out of people.