New friends Abacus Xanto (3-year-old Warlander) and Mansfield’s Grace (10-month-old Dutch Warmblood) show us that friendships blossom with a little patience, a lot of play, and the room to try it all out in fresh, springtime digs.
This video was made by my mother, Martha Gantsoudes, of the two babies of the herd in May 2011. We started Xanto in hand in July 2011 and backed him several months later. As of April 2013, five-year old Xanto has developed beautifully through careful, balanced work, and thrives athletically not in small part due to the intelligence and poise exhibited here. Grace, ever more sassy, spirited, and beautiful by the year, will be three in July 2013, and we couldn’t be more excited to explore the same techniques with her soon.