I bought Minks in summer of 2022, a little rabbit of a horse, who although 8 years old was pretty clueless. She last raced when she was 4 and spent the next few years being a happy hacker. What was apparent from day one though was her amazing temperament and her willingness to learn. 2021 saw us going out BE eventing where her love and enthusiasm going x-country was amazing and this is still the case now hunting where we are regularly seen flying hedges and rails out with the Fernie Hunt. Minks is also proving a very good show horse, we have picked up many wins and placings, including the Amateur finals at Hickstead, Search for a star at Burghley and qualifying first time out for the Rising Star final at Rutland County Show in 2023. The judges are always super impressed to hear we hunt and team chase, in 2021 we were 2nd in a team chase on the Sunday and then went showing at Blenheim Horse Trials on the Thursday which she won and got reserved champion, showing how good her brain is.
I am a true amateur, and Minks is my fun horse, we have to go out hacking just as it is getting light in the winter months to fit around my full time job as a sales manager for a online horse rug company. When I first got Minks I never thought about showing, but after some one suggested I give it a go, I have been bitten by the showing bug, having some great days out at some big events.
Minks to me is a true retrained racehorse who really could turn her hooves to anything, a sort hard to replace.