OTTB Vicky Vicky Vicky Makes a Great Teacher

I asked my friend Mags to write something about Vicky. She is so special to me and it is a joy to share her with Mags. Mags has helped us immensely in our time of need. I asked Mags to ride Vicky when I became injured and since have not been able to ride. I am so proud of Vicky and Mags for having the courage to trust our precious OTTB Vicky Vicky Vicky. It is a joy to watch her confidence increase and learn so much from each other.

Thank you for updating Vicky’s page!!
in peace,
Robin

Timid rider feels safe on an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

This horse has such a great work ethic, which was obvious from the first ride on her. Click on the image to see more photos of OTTB Vicky Vicky Vicky.

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Robin and Debbie have given me the opportunity to enjoy this lovely horse that has come into their lives, such a blessing for me.

I have been riding Vicky since January and at first was quite concerned, bringing my own baggage to her, wondering how I would fare on this OTTB. This horse has such a great work ethic, which was obvious from the first ride on her. I was quite timid and if the weather was against me, ie windy, I would just walk her. Encouraged by her owners I transitioned to trotting with glee and then canter. The first canter to the right was wonderful, not very long, but to the left she kept going and going, I get tense in the reins and so she is like the energizer bunny and will just carry on until I give the correct aid to transition, there is nothing scary about it, except what I have in my own mind which I am slowly letting go of with this mare’s help and releasing the reins, thank goodness !

I have my confidence issues with my own horse, too long to go into really but with this mare’s help I am slowly learning how to help myself and my horse overcome these confidence issues.

Vicky is a gem, I enjoy her immensely and am gaining the confidence which I need so much. I am extremely fortunate to have this mare come into my life.

I ride her once a week, twice if I can, every ride is enjoyable, I am learning so much and look forward to riding her in the Stephany Fish clinic that is coming up soon.

Margaret (Mags) Ashworth