When Kendra suggested that she knew a girl that was trying to find a good home for her show horse, I was not interested. I can’t remember what eventually swayed me to pay attention, perhaps because Kendra seemed to think it was a good idea. Whatever the reason, I’m glad I did. Ellie is a 16.2 hand Percheron/Thoroughbred draft cross, same as Hercules. Her last owner showed her hunters on local circuits for several years, before her life became too busy for horses to be in it. Ellie is a super ride. She is used primarily in the 2’0 and up classes. She is drop dead gorgeous and kind and sweet to be around. If you know her long enough, she may just nicker to you when you come down the aisle. I could tell from the first time she was used in one of Cedar Lodge’s lessons that she was happy to have a job again.Ellie thrives with all the attention and the transition to herd life, though it took her a bit of time to adjust is a winner in her book. Besides a lesson horse, Ellie will be a candidate for show team riders. She is also a favorite on the IEA circuit when Cedar Lodge hosts horse shows. For a while we played around with making Ellie a vaulting horse, and Ellie was willing, but Chris was not. Ellie the Easter BunnyEvery time we think about making Ellie something other than what she specializes in: a super intermediate to advanced jumping horse, Chris starts giving me dirty looks. Fine. Ellie has found her niche and Chris will make sure she stays there.
Welcome home, Ellie.