Re: I'm curious about what each of you thinks...
- I think Hamish brings up some good points regarding how broad the
scope of SCA Equestrian is. From conversations with Eilis I believe
the award is designed to be able to include all ridden/driven aspects
of SCA Equestrian activities.
Regarding showcasing skill - Mundane horse skill has a great deal of
applicablity to SCA Eq activities, but I don't personally believe it
to be the sum total of what makes an exceptional SCA Horseman. For
Example the West Kingdom has nationally ranked mundane fencers who
aren't White Scarves, but who are a good fight. Riding is a bit
different than combat in that some of the best displays of skill come
when everything else is falling apart - horses can serve as
great "opponents" as well as great partners. In some ways riding
skill progress has a lot in common with arts progress. In the normal
course of things, if you do things right alot of the improvement will
happen at home.
I think one thing I'm hearing is that we have a need for more and
better venues for riders to display their skills. Is that something
folks would like to see Gold Scarves working with the Royalty and the
- This just in on one of my yahoo equine groups. Thought folks might be
Free to good home Babe
Nice, purebred Percheron mare
Well after much looking and thanks to Kristi Gates and Gretchen Aitken
I have found a new pony for my daughter Emma. But that means we need
to find a nice home for my husband's horse "Babe". The new pony should
be here for X-mas and I would like to find Babe a new home before the
Babe is a 17. 3hh
purebred Percheron mare. She is 7 yrs old and goes both English and
western. She has had a foal in the past. She loves children.
She is up to date on teeth, shots and feet. She ground ties and cross
ties. She long lines and is said to pull a wagon. She lunges well at
the walk and trot.
She is very light boned and has a lovely head so she would possibly
make a nice sport horse broodmare.Though she is quiet, she is still
green under saddle, in my opinion, but was sold to us as a trail
horse. We have not trail ridden with her. She has been in Professional
training for the last 4 months. She will now round nicely onto the bit
and is light in your hand. She is an easy keeper on local grass hay
only. Sane and sound. No vices .
She comes with a custom fly sheet and fleece cooler in zebra print of
course.She cannot stand in mud because of her feathers.
My main concern is that I find her a good home.
If you think you might
be the right home for this lovely mare, or if you know someone who may
be interested I welcome your e-mail privately at:
or by phone at:
That is all.