My blog started in August 2005 to chronicle my progress in training "A First Romance" (a.k.a. Solo) into a world class eventing horse. Born in 2002, as a 10-year old, Solo is close to competing in the four-star division. He's fabulous XC, but does still tend to voice his opinion during dressage... never a dull moment.
Solo's ridden by my daughter, Selena, who competed at her first Olympics in 2008 and the WEG in 2010 with Colombo. Selena also rides several different horses including Pan Am Silver medals, “Foxwood High” out of our home base, Balsam Hall in Kingston, Ontario.
This blog chronicles both our adventures as we continue to train eventing horses. Occasionally, Selena will make an entry on her progress at competitions particularly on the lead up to major events. Please feel free to ask questions or send comments.
Solo takes his first look at the roundpen where he will spend a lot of his training time over the next few weeks. We have boots on all his legs but no over-reach boots. I would advocate that you use…
My name is Morag O’Hanlon, I used to event a little and now I am involved in coaching, training and producing eventers. My daughter Selena O’Hanlon, is currently competing on a selection of young horses from pre-training to Preliminary. She…
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