6/7/2013 - With the delay of spring for so long, I've finally got Kasino started into a schedule. He's doing well in showmanship and I've ridden him under saddle fairly steadily for over a week. We are still shooting for the Gainesville, GA show the end of July. I've recently been working on some video ideas and logos and even ordered myself a Kasino T shirt! Hopefully someday I can distribute these to mare owners :)
3/26/2013 - April is finally drawing near! I promised Kasino vacation until April, but as soon as the weather gets good and stays good, we are going to work! He's matured nicely over the winter and looks strong and solid out in the pasture. I've picked the tentative date of July 27 in Gainesville, GA as his under saddle debut, but again, the horse will decide if he's ready or not. I did elect to apply for my APHA amateur walk trot card and currently have no plans to push Kasino toward the events containing third gear. Although he is double registered, the inclusion of this walk trot program will push us toward APHA venues again in 2013.
12/25/2012 - Thank you for your visit. I hope you find all the information you need regarding my young double registered stallion. This year, we traveled to the VPHC Futurity in at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia, the APHA World Show in Fort Worth, and several local shows in between. Thanks to all who were so complimentary of Kasino. We finished the year with over 30 points, a ROM, some futurity championships as well as some year end high points. See his achievements page for the whole list. I'd like to thank the judges for their kindness toward Kasino that was reflected in the placings as well as the scorecards.
In 2013, I'm thinking of keeping him at home as long as possible and starting him in some amateur walk trot events at the APHA shows. Although I realize this isn't the traditional route for folks eventually wanting to stand a double registered stallion to the public, I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of sending my colt away. I'm quite attached :-) But as always, the horse will dictate the final call, so stay tuned as the plan unfolds.
I occasionally write a blog entry or two about Kasino, so please see FlatKnees & Fotography if you want to read about him.
Hopefully there will be many professional pictures and videos as Kasino progresses though his show career. Meanwhile, there are dozens of snapshots organized by month on his Facebook Fan Club page if you would like to see him (link above to join) or see any of the videos (link above).