Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Australia: Trigger shoots into good books - Full Article

November 6 2013

THE demanding sport of long-distance riding has transformed a once trigger-happy South Coast horse into an enduring gentleman and a winner.

When Trigger came to live with East Lynne’s Heidi Wade and her mother Marilyn Himmelberger, the red-spotted grey’s age and parentage were unknown. Not so his bad habits.

“He was not really trustworthy,” Mrs Wade said.

“A friend had bought him from people who found him hard to handle, then she had to move away, so he came to us.

“He was hard to catch and would pig root.

“One day, we decided to try endurance and he is a new horse. He is now a perfect gentleman and we can put anyone on him. He comes up to us and wants to go...”

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