Monday, January 6, 2014
Team 99 - TrailGaiters
My name is Monique Chaisson and I am in Scottsdale, AZ. I own Tennessee Walking Horses and I am excited to participate in Distance Derby 2014 as it fits perfectly with my own personal mission to positively and proactively encourage gaited horse owners to use their smooth-riding mounts for their original breed purpose -- to cover lots of ground. My grey mare ("Cynder Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya!", aka Cynder) is unregistered and she is my best horse. We currently do limited distance endurance together, but she has taken me all over Arizona and gotten us through a few hairy situations. She demonstrates the truth in the saying, "You can't ride the papers." My big red gelding ("Skywatch Super Gold", aka Syrah) was a highly-valued Big Lick performance horse prospect in Tennessee, which is meaningless to me. I saved his life (colic surgery and ulcers) and exposed him to cool horse stuff like bare feet, carrots, apples, turn out, and living in a herd and he now gets to be a trail horse. I want to expose him to Competative Trail this year and put him into service as a volunteer ranger horse. My third horse I rescued this past summer ("Rainbow's Midnight Riot", aka Noche). He is 10 and untrained. My goal is to train him and ride him on the trail this year.