Rosie is a stalwart in our school horse band at Byalee. Like many of the others, she is here until death do us part on permament loan, doing what she does best, which is to be a tried and true school horse and confidence builder for our taller child pupils.
Rosie came back into work post-foal as if she had never had a day off - resuming her life as a saddle horse, just as she as doing when we first met her 10 years ago.
Rosie is the next step up in size from Dusty and Sparkles and Prince and is happy to jump and travel on the bit and introduce her little pupils to dressage work like leg-yielding. She is also rock soild out in the bush on the trials and will never trot accidentally from work, nor canter accidentally from trot.
She was a big favourite with the Hunter Valley Grammar School pupils when they came to Byalee for school sport.
Rosie was also an important part of our work as the Northern NSW Training Centre for Special Olympics and is able to cope with a huge range of disabilities without blinking an eyelash. Her students have improved out of sight!
Rosie is a saddlebred with the kind of canter people love to learn on - no moment of suspension! She is worth her weight in gold and is especially useful for children making a move to a bigger horse and for lightweight adults needing to regain confidence!