Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Someone asked about Whimsey’s status since his injury, so I have given an update today for those of you who might be interested. My horse, Whimsey, was out for eighteen months with a suspensory injury after showing at Capital Challenge in 2004. With the help of many people from and associated with Beacon Hill Show Stables, he has made progress and we are in the groove again, competing as a team. He was on the walker for months before he began to walk under tack. With sufficient time off, great medical care, and a patterned program of exercise sequences, he slowly returned to work. Patience and persistence are the name of the game during the recovery process. Again, there have been many people to thank for providing opportunity to ride their equitation horses while Whimsey slowly made headway. His well-being is essential and still drives my decisions about when and how often he goes into the show ring. The kindnesses extended made it possible for me to continue to compete in the equitation. Grateful to all that have helped along the way, I recognize how truly fortunate I am to have had so much support over the last year and a half. Thanks for asking about Whimsey! We will be showing this week in Saugerties and I am truly looking forward to it.
I will be back next time to speak to you about setting up at a horse show.
See you later!
Maria Schaub


At Wed Jul 19, 10:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


My queston to you is when you first started out riding how many times a week did you have a lesson and or ride? And how many times a week to you have lessons now?

At Thu Jul 20, 03:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What divisions do/did you show Whimsey in?

At Fri Jul 21, 09:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you know the dates and location of the Maclay finals this year?

At Mon Jul 24, 11:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you get Whimsey from Katie Denby?

At Thu Jul 27, 05:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw you at HITS today doing the jumpers and I just wanted to tell you that you are an amazing rider.

At Sun Jul 30, 07:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me and my friend are having an argument- do the jumpers gallop the fences or canter them? I'm pretty sure that they canter most of the fences, galloping the water and over the finish. Being a jumper rider yourself, what do you normally do?

At Thu Aug 03, 11:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you had any other horses, or ponies before Whimsey?

You were great at HITS!

At Thu Aug 03, 11:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Sloane Coles a good friend of yours?
She's my neighbor, so I was wondering.
I think Whimsey is so cute.

At Thu Aug 03, 11:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


What is the biggest fence you've jumped?

At Wed Aug 09, 03:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I saw you at HITS. I was watching the bigger medals for learning experiance. I noticted you riding and thought to myself "wow, what a quiet and gorgeous rider.".. i really love the way you ride. and good luck this year in the finals.


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