Jemma will turn 4 years old on March 30,
She is still as sweet as
she was when she was a baby.
Jemma is a joy to ride.
She rides better than her mother.
One day in February 2005, I
was at the barn riding Jemma. Both of us get bored
riding around in the arena. The weather was OK so I
decided to take Jemma on a trail ride. This would be
her FIRST. It was just Jemma and I at the barn.
I felt 100% confident in her and me! My goal was to
walk her down the long driveway to the main road.
This would be the first time I would ask Jemma to walk away
from her barn and buddies. Plus the area is heavily
wooded so it was quite possible to see wildlife on the way.
We walked out of the barn
and across the outdoor arena. Then we continued up the
driveway past the pasture where she is turned out. She
did stop a couple of times on the way but continued when I
asked her. She walked all the way down the driveway to
the main road without incident. We saw deer and other
animals on the way. She continued to the main road
where we turned around and walked back. She is
amazing! She did not do one thing wrong! What a
great young horse!
On March 1, 2005 Jemma was
cantered with a rider for the first time. My friend
Kaley was out to the barn to ride Jemma. We decided it
was time for Jemma to experience cantering with a rider for
the first time. We elected to try this on the lunge
line. Jemma transitioned into the canter and
maintained it as if she had done it ALL her life!
Since I am long term
unemployed, I have been 'thinking' about selling Jemma.
Last year I had a price in mind. Well now that price
has increased! I really don't want to sell her.
She is too valuable to me. I do believe she will make
an excellent horse for a child or small adult. Contact
me if you are interested in leasing.
I will take current
measurements soon. I do think she will be taller than
a large pony.
March 17, 2005 - Took Jemma
on her first official trail ride. Just me and her.
She was excellent. We went exploring in the woods at
the barn where she is boarded. The only thing she
objected to was crossing a very tiny bit of water.
After getting off and walking her across several times, I
was able to get back on and ride her over. Then she
proceeded to pick her way through the woods - crossing over
many downed trees. Amazing! Coming back I
thought she would just walk over the small bit of water . .
. well she surprised me and JUMPED it! Overall
she gets an A+
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