matilde was delivered to us yesterday and she settled immediately into her stall and began eating her fresh new hay. she was fed countless carrots and sabin tried to teach her to use her waterer (she has to press her nose against a little lever to make it fill). we let her have a rest after the long journey in the giant horse van and then we want back and sabin rode her for a little while. we started off on the lunge line, but sabin was quickly confident enough to ride without it.
we're keeping her at the neighbor's. they have a nice sandy outdoor arena and 6 horses of their own. they have two daughters - one 18 and one 7, who both ride. the 18-year-old is a serious competitor for the danish national team in jumping and there were some seriously HIGH jumps set up in their arena. we can't wait to see her using them. she's got three warmbloods that she uses for both jumping and dressage. then they have one broodmare who is expecting a colt any day and two ponies. matilde is so fine and pretty, she fits in very nicely.