Kaje (Black Dahlia) was born on May 9th, 2011. Her sire, a Friesian stallion, her dam, a racehorse deemed too slow for the track.
Kaje (Black Dahlia)
Broken as a 7 year old with foundations from some lunging and long reigning set in prior years, Kaje has shown great ability and desire to please under saddle.
Foundation is key.
She’s hot, sensitive and highly strung. All of these personality traits create a potentially volatile ride if treated in the wrong way. It has been a belief and my own personal agenda to ensure that our training is without drama. She’s a smart horse who gets bored easily. Riding her is as much about exercising her mind as it is about her body. She will ride in the arena and find Godzilla hiding in the bushes.
If you approach this dilemma with a harsh mind you’ll find out valuable information. Above all, that she’s not only more stubborn and insistent than you are, but also that she’s way stronger.
Kaje has taught me patience, rather keeping a lid on emotion. Also the value of the individual horse. No two horses are the same. Certainly, Kaje is more than willing to remind you of that!
Sadly Kajes’ career has been faced with medical issues. As a result, she’s no longer in work until she’s 100% again.. Watch this space for updates on Kaje and her path into a Dressage career!
Don’t count her out just yet!
Kaje may be out of work for now. In contrast I’m very confident that when she is ready to return, she will do so with all the sass and prance she’s infamous for. I can’t wait to focus on her in the future.
I hope you’ll enjoy her journey as much as I will.