Post by Desiree Edwards on May 9, 2020 16:29:01 GMT -6
W E L C O M E T O
Gökotta Stables was founded in 2020 by Desiree' Edwards to compete with and preserve the Finnhorse and Akhal-Teke breeds (and we never say no to a Trakehner). We compete in English disciplines with our horses, mostly eventing. We have settled into a decent sized facility in Finland where we hope to stay. It tends to be very foggy here which makes for a lovely aesthetic, at least imo. The facility is still very much in construction, but pictures will come soon. We also have a lot of dogs and other animals that may make appearances every so often. We do have a handful of staff but getting them all away from the horses to take pictures takes more effort than I thought, so those will come later.
Post by Desiree Edwards on May 20, 2020 16:16:33 GMT -6
Maple Vale's Spring Dressage Clinic
We took the Finnhorses to a dressage clinic to polish up their moves and give our newer riders some experience in the ring. We thought it would be fun to get an outside perspective from a different trainer as well as give everyone some experience traveling and working in a different environment. We stayed the whole weekend and had a wonderful time!
GKT Clever Girl "Quip" with Gwen Talley
Quip generally was a people pleaser. I say generally because there were a few times in the ring today where she just simply said no. After some persuading by Gwen she began to show her true colors and float around the ring.
GKT Rubus Idaeus "Bramble" with Gwen Talley
Gwen normally doesn't ride Bramble, Irene does, but Irene got sick the day before they were supposed to leave for the clinic. Gwen was already going to ride another horse there, so she volunteered. Thankfully Bramble is an easy going horse, and Gwen was able to focus on Mr. Ketteridge's instruction.
GKT Artoais "Teidí" with Timothy Odell
The stallion was calm and confident with every step. He was here mostly for Timothy to gain more experience in the ring, and he loved every second of it.