Submitted by Alyssa Kelly
If you have been following along with Peyton’s updates since the beginning (back in December of 2019), you would know that we should be competing at the 2020 Retired Racehorse Project Makeover. Unfortunately, the 2020 Makeover was cancelled due to COVID-19 and rescheduled for the following year.
I wanted to take this time to look back at Peyton’s progress in the last 10 months! We picked up Peyton from Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue on December 15th, 2019, with very minimal training prior to being adopted. Since he was adopted, our goal was to give Peyton as many different experiences as possible to make him a well-rounded horse. He has experience in trail riding, dressage, hunters, jumpers, cross country and fox hunting. Throughout all of these different experiences Peyton has shown his bravery and willingness to try new things.
Peyton has always been the best mannered horse and always tries his hardest. If the Makeover had happened as planned, I would bet that Peyton would have received top ribbons in the eventing and show jumping divisions.
Looking forward to the next season and the 2021 Makeover, I am really excited to take Peyton to a few dressage shows this winter and start eventing next summer in preparation for the next Makeover. Please visit MAHR Team Peyton Place RRP 2020 Facebook page to follow our training until the new 2021 Mega Makeover!
To read Peyton’s previous update, please click here.