My Boy Beau
Moon's Beau @ Okereru
(Chalk Mtn Nimble Sprite x Secret Moon)
About a year ago I purchased Beau, a ¾ Morgan gelding from Brent & Sue Penman at Okereru (my neighbours). The plan was to send him away to be broken in but I had a nasty accident on my wife’s horse, which left me in crutches for a couple of months. With only one income, plenty of free time and the help of a friend I decided to break him in myself.
Beau was a great student and picked everything up quickly. I first rode him in October 09, joined the Pukahu Adult Riding Club and started going to the twilight rallies to get him used to new surroundings.
At the start of December while practising show jumping he clipped the pole and flipped over landing on me. Fortunately he was ok (I broke his fall) but it did knock his/our confidence.
About three weeks later at the PARC Christmas Ribbon Day we won champion in our novice ring class and reserve champion in the novice jumping.
I had never competed until October 09 and I put our successes down to this little Morgan with a big heart and plenty of courage. I am purchasing his full brother Eclipse and hope to bring him on over winter and we’ll see what happens next summer!
Jaren Kohlis - Autumn 2010