Climbing The Ladder by Maggie Kimmitt

I had a great visit with Icabad and Phillip Dutton today at True Prospect Farm in West Grove, Pa.  I hadn’t spent any time with Icabad since early June, and the difference in him since then was readily apparent.  He takes his work so seriously, and I noticed right away how much his flatwork has developed.  He is learning to collect and extend his gaits and now seems a true partner with Phillip, who continues to be pleasantly surprised and impressed with how rapidly Icabad has progressed.

Icabad steps up to Training Level this Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Fair Hill International Summer Horse Trials.  Phillip feels sure that they are up to the challenge and ready for this increased level of difficulty.  We’ll have their competition times by Wednesday afternoon and will post them here for those of you who might like to come cheer them on!




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