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Lock the Door and rider Lexy Small took home the ribbons at the Coastal Hunter/Jumper Series in Florida. Photo by Morgan Mickel

Spooking at birds, mare jumps into new career

The mad flapping of wings and exuberant barking of a dog hunting his quarry was too much for the young ex-racehorse mare; and she bolted. Putting as much distance between herself and the flock of geese as she could at a mad-dash scramble, Lock The Door made a beeline for the gate of the jump-filled paddock where the ruckus took place, but took the time to put a little flair on her flight. Rather than dash around the obstacles in the ring, she approached each with the aplomb of a tested hunter/jumper show horse, and sailed over the top like […]