One year in the US is over - with several visits at home in Germany. There are great oppurtunities for life and work on two continents, so I decided to stay parttime in Montana.
News from Mallorca: Hrmony and Ivory gave birth to two stud colts within two days. The foals will stay in Mallorca, congratulations to Antonio.
Crow finds a new great new home in Germany's capital Berlin.
Last preparations for the stay in Montana. The riding school will be closed for one year, we recommend all our allergic students to contact Angelika Paech. She has four great Curly Horses and runs a riding operation in Hepsisau close to Kirchheim.
Membership meeting of the Curly breeders in the Bavarian Spezialrassenzuchtverband in Friedrichshafen. Election of new breed chairman, Petra Wolf ist first breed chairman, I am deputy. We are working out the Eurpean breeding standard for Curly Horses.
Larry flys back to Montana. He leaves behind three young green broke saddle horses, well behaved and easy to load. Thanks for the great job, Larry!
In december I made a decision: I will spend one year in Montana to do journalistic work and photography. Morover I want to look for new Curly horses for sale and for my own breed. Larry offers his help with boarding and working in the Crow Reservation. My mares Ivory and Harmony travel to Mallorca january 31, where they care for Curly foals together with Dustin on Son Menut.
Dietmar and Christine are so happy with Snoopy, that they fght about who may ride him. The solution: a second Curly Horse. As Christine liked the Arabian type, they chose Rocky. February he moved to Heiko' trainang stabel, to get mire practice the next months.
Larry arrives in the Blackforest to break the three young horss. He works three weeks with Rocky, Ivory and Harmony, all of them are gentle and willing to work. After two weeks of work we ride to the restaurant together, ty the horses up and have an Apfelstrudel in the restaurant. The three youngsters walk easy under saddle and wait patiently at the hitching rail.
After their first riding lesson in fall Dietmar and Christine wanted to come back in the spring. But the weather was fine, so they came back for more lessons. In the spring they wanted to get them,selves a Curly Horse. But Snoopy's personality convinced them not to wait longer, so the ended up buying him in november. So Snoopy moved to a beautiful riding stable close to Fulda. We are missing him, but we know, he makes Dietmar and Christine very happy.
A visit at Monika Lehmenkuehler's impresses me: she has developped the LG bridle, a bitless bridle that gives pressure on the neck, the nose and the chin. I decide to keep the bits out of my horse's mouth. Info
August, 26,Ruppertshofen. Heiko and Warren Bell show the Curlys on the traditional horse show Deschenhof. Warren gives a perfect roping demonstration. Snoopy stands still like a monument.
Visit from America. Indian Horse trainer Warren Bell from Montana is in Germany and makes a rip to the Blackforest with his friend Antje. He is demonstrating his horse trainng methods.
with perfect sunshine we have our weekend clinic on the Crow Curly Hirse Ranch. Firts day Heiko teaches theory and groundwork, the second day he gives riding lessons and even little trailrides, even for bloody beginners.
"Back in the saddle again" - like in the old days in the Wild West we have a good number of male riders. And therfore even the girls have more fun.
On the horse fair Equimundo in Karlsruhe Heiko and his son Jo introduce the Curlys to the public. Jo demonstrates the coolness of Crow and Heiko impresses the Western riders with Snoopy's skills.
CCG Thokeya Tonka is leaving. Werner and Geli bought Cheyenne's daughter and bring her to their other Curlies. They have a nice bunch of four Crow Curlies now.
Snoopy and Crow are coming back from he training at Heiko's where they have learned a lot. Now we can use them for pleasent snow riders in the Blackforest.