Monday, August 10, 2009


Only days after teaching Young Kyle (Bonnie's nephew, see below) the finer points of eventing, Merloch ran around the Millbrook Horse Trials advanced course like it was a piece of cake. Only .8 seconds off the time, he and Bonnie moved up to a second place tie after dressage. Not bad for his first Advanced run since May! An unlucky rail left them in 5th place for the weekend but Bonnie is thrilled with his performance and feels like she has her horse in great form to tackle 5 Points and then the CCI*** at Fair Hill.

Look for Bonnie at Waredaca next Sunday. If anyone needs coaching in the Novice or Preliminary please let us know.


Monday, August 3, 2009

How to train a Four Star Horse

This summer Point Above Farm was fortunate enough to employ "Young Kyle" Bonnie's 17 year old nephew aka A Man with Serious Skills. Kyle roadtripped to Point Above Farm all the way from Arizona. We kinda thought he was crazy but it didn't take us long to start trying to convince him to move to Virginia permanently! Kyle quickly became the go to man for every task on the farm, from painting our jumps to tacking up our horses, mucking the trailers, cleaning the tack and finally, on the very last day, training Merloch. Kyle was probably one of the best working students we've ever had and he's only ridden a horse twice. You can view this ride here: