After his first time under saddle with her (I was at a uni research seminar) she texted me "You have an amazing little horse on your hands!". And we think so too.
Some background: Rascal was born on Melbourne Cup day 2007. His dam is buckskin brumby Duchess (now living with Hans and Niki); his sire is Noah Nielsen's bay tobiano arab Xerxes. Rascal looks much like his Dad. Rascal's very similar uncle can be viewed here.
|Rascal at 4 days old running with his Mama, Duchess the brumby.|
|Rascal now 4 years old, his first time ride under the trainer. No bucking, no fear, but collaboration and confidence :-)|
Here's another lovely photo of his first real ride. He's looking pretty relaxed and happy!
|Ears forward :-)|