How Lisa Lost Her Horse


Recently Facebook brought up a "memory" for me! A picture GJR Double O Seven and Lisa's daughter, not too long after Lisa bought "Bond"-for herself. I don't think it took very much time for Lisa to "lose" Bond, but if you gotta let them go, having them end up making this kind of match with your daugher is the best way to do it! The picture on the left is from this year at the East Coast Championship who where they were Champions in the Sport Horse Under Saddle Walk/Trot 10&Under class.

The picture on the left is from this year at the East Coast Championship where they were Champions in the Sport Horse Under Saddle Walk/Trot 10&Under class. The picture on the right shows the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

There are several reasons Bond was able to be a great horse for Lisa AND take on the responsibilty of carrying a very young rider while still a young horse himself.

GJR Double O Seven and his dam, GJR Dakar Honky Tonk

One is that Bond has a great disposition. The other is that Lisa had provided excellent instruction for her daughter!

GJR Double o Seven

And the third reason is training. Bond was brought up like a "Team Troxler" horse. By that I mean that he was handled a lot when he was a foal. He learned very early on how to submit correctly to pressure and to not feel threatened by it.

Mike Troxler and GJR Double O Seven