Jasper

General Information:

  • Jasper (The Monkey)
  • Thoroughbred/Hannovarian
  • Gelding
  • DOB: Oct 1, 2003
  • Height (hh): 16
  • Owner: Kirsten Nelsen
  • Stall Card


Current Status:

06/02/2012

Jasper spent a month away from Mic and Prima and has grown as a result. It was tough seeing him go, just as a parent feels watching their child head off to school. Jasper is finally back home again and is re-united with his “herd”. All is right with the herd again.


Current Focus of Training:

Basic Handling, Groundwork, Riding, Other


History

Jasper has been a late bloomer. He has always looked about a year or two younger than his actual age and so I have been very slow to get him started under saddle. At 5 he has only carried me for two 5 minute rides so far. But I didn’t start Prima under saddle until she was 6 and she seems better for it. For all the things I did wrong with Prima, that horse has never taken a lame step. So I am in no hurry with Jasper.

Just letting Jasper grow and training him on the ground has proven very valuable. Not only is Jasper a confident young lad now, he finally decided to grow. Giving his body time to grow has allowed him to turn into a beautiful horse. He and Mic now look like bookends and they look after Prima (the mare) like body guards.



Skills Assessment

Basic Handling
Eval-Date
CatchingNot Evaluated
Learning Frame of Mind
Leading
Grooming
Tying
FarrierPrep
VetPrep
Feeding
Trailer
Groundwork
Eval-Date
In-Hand
Lunging
Long Rein-Straight
Round Pen
Long Rein-Circle
Saddle
Bridle
Balance Bands
Riding
Eval-Date
Mounting
Aids/Contacts
Straightness
Impulsion
Engagement
Transitions
Trot
Canter
Riding Patterns
Obstacles
Gallop
A - Always ; B - Mostly; C - Sometimes; D - Hardly Ever ; F - Unsafe ; N/A - Not applicable or horse cannot accomplish


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One Response to “Jasper”
  1. Roger says:

    I am glad that the “Monkey” is home. We all missed his light-hearted ways and his intense spirit.

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