We went to see Sam, our three year old youngster yesterday morning at Jamie Goss's. Jamie has been breaking him in for the last six weeks. He was having his first canter and Jamie wanted us to see him work. He went beautifully and Jamie is delighted with him. He has done enough now as he is such a big boy so he came home to us and I rode him this morning before turning him away in the field with his friends. It was wonderful to ride him and strange to think that I used to race ride his Grandmother, Supreme Dream - We had four amazing wins together against all the odds as she was tiny - just over 15 hands. Supreme Dream only had the one foal before she sadly broke her leg in the field, and that was Velvet Dream, an enormous lump of a horse by Alflora, who although not fast enough to be a racehorse was the best hunter I have ever sat on. She only had one eye but could see a stride from a mile off. As I have already mentioned on this blog we very nearly lost Sam and Dream during his birth and it was Sam Burton who saved their lives hence his name 'Saved by Sam' - he is very special to us and I'm very excited about his future as he felt like a proper horse this morning.
|Saved By Sam|
|Sam at three weeks very bent having suffered a terrible birth|