Congratulations to Bayberry!

You might be familiar with our Meet Our Breeds series, in which we introduce you to a few of our equine models and delve into their heritage. We’ve had the honor to

Bayberry

Bayberry

meet a variety of horses, large and small, but the winner of one of our recent contests was a new one even for us.

Meet Bayberry, who is a Georgian Grande. Georgian Grandes originated in the 1970s when a breeder named George Wagner Jr. sought to bring heavier bone back into Saddlebreds of the era. Robert E. Lee’s horse Traveler is a classic example of the bigger, heavier type of Saddlebred of yesteryear. Today, the Georgian Grande is a Saddlebred crossed with a draft or Freisian. Bayberry’s sire was a Freisian, and her dam was a Clydesdale/Saddlebred. We think the result is pretty stunning.

Bayberry’s person Adrian began working with Bayberry when the mare was three years old, at which point she was still unbroke. She also didn’t lead, tie, or allow her feet to be picked up. Bayberry is now seven years old and she and Adrian are planning to do their first show this year!Bayberry3

Adrian and Bayberry have won a war bridle from Two Horse Tack and the Behind the Bit blog (if you haven’t already started reading this dressage blog, check it out here). This bridle is great for a bit of extra drama in the schooling ring or any sort of

Our equine model here really didn't need another ego boost about his looks, but the war bridle really sets off his features beautifully

Our equine model here really didn’t need another ego boost about his looks, but the war bridle really sets off his features beautifully

costume contest.

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Posted on July 14, 2014, in Our Products and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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