The eighth of our 15 combinations that will be competing in the ULTRA-MOX STALLIONS AND PROFESSIONALS competition at Equidays is TINA FAGAN AND PODRICK.
The second stallion that Tina has been training is named Podrick (following her Game of Thrones theme). He is a cute 4-year-old, who stands at about 14hh.
At the start, he wasn’t interested in being a domesticated horse and much preferred to turn and bury his head into a corner in the hope Tina would simply go away.
He has had the same amount of handling and humanisation as her other stallion Drogon (13 sessions in the first three months), so has actually made huge progress in the time he has had. Tina was very happy that on his 10th day of handling he actually chose to follow her to the yard gate after she took his halter off, and was also very good to be caught.
Podrick loves his food and is very much motivated by his belly which is helping him to settle in and enjoy part of his new life. Tina is also coming to appreciate his change in attitude and interest towards his surrounding as he becomes more curious and chooses to face and watch things he’s unsure about at, rather than turn and leave. Podrick will be an interesting one to watch as he progresses to Equidays.
You can follow Podrick’s journey on his FB Album: http://www.facebook.com/pg/starlightfarmltd/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156218908023015
Brought up as a very determined independent and unique equestrian, Tina named her farm after her first horse and now the Starlight Farm brand is National and Internationally recognised through its very successful breeding program with Starlight horses and ponies representing and competing in both hemispheres.
Champion of both the KHH Stallion Challenges in 2015 and 2016, Tina is also known for providing very successful tuition and training to many, many students. Tina is a sort after clinician and Natural Horsemanship trainer that turns her hand to competition and helps students link the gaps between Natural and Traditional training systems.
Tina is also a dance teacher working alongside partner Marcus Ashwell at there Dance Studio ‘Dancewell Studio’ in Hamilton. They also have two beautiful girls Hannah and Twyla.
For more information about our sponsor Ultra-Mox visit Bayer NZ Equine or http://www.bayeranimal.co.nz