Anita has done the Dutch Championships in the westerns sport with Night in The Netherlands on amateur level. He was also an approved breeding stallion. He could no longer continue in the sport beacause of navicular disease.
But of course he could come to Sweden!
He is castrated so he doesn’t have to stand alone in a small paddock anymore, but in the herd with the other horses. This, he really liked. And after a year of rest his hooves where changed a lot, in a positive way. Because of his age he only goes along with walking trails with children. Everyone loves him and he is still a great teacher!
He is perfect for people who really want to feel what western riding is. Also in working with the kaptoom (straightness training) he is a great teacher. You can see here what a bad influence it has on a horse’s legs and hooves to be locked up in a stable (and iron shoes that work against the blood flow completely) during his stallion years. We (and he) are so happy that he has recovered so well that he can do some easy work again.
We see every time from all sides how good it is that the horses are outside day and night (Day & Night). It’s going so well and they are so strong! Night is of course still Anita’s great pride and the figure head of the ranch. Night is from day one in the herd buddies with Apache and is very relaxed to the other geldings.