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Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:12 pm
by Lord Helpus
Just finished his first Preliminary level event with no jumping penalties and double clear (jumping and time) on cross country. He was second overall to a stable mate with more experience. (Coming in 2nd the first time out at a new level is an incredible placing.)

In fact, probably to no one's surprise, he had the fastest time on cross country. :lol:


https://www.facebook.com/IcabadCraneFan ... =1&theater

Re: Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:42 pm
by WarBiscuit
Great picture. Very happy to hear that he is doing so well!

WarBiscuit

Re: Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:37 pm
by Izvestia
He is such a fantastic example of what OTTB's can do. He excelled tremendously as a racehorse, and now he is excelling at cross country. I love seeing him do so well.

Re: Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:42 pm
by Lord Helpus
At the end of his racing career, he was given to Graham and Anita Motion and they are very involved with his new career. Anita goes to Dutton's stable and regularly videos Icabad's training sessions and then posts them. Icabad seems to be part of their family.

Icabad's progress is not hindered by having an Olympic rider/trainer. ;) But the talent and attitude all come from inside the horse. For him to have gone from Beginner Novice to Preliminary in a little over a year is amazing.

Re: Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:56 am
by Izvestia
It's all there. If he wasn't sound enough, athletic enough, or as competitively-minded as he is, he wouldn't be doing it. It's just really special to see. i have an OTTB and he is a wonderful horse, will give me his everything even when he's a bit unsure. They truly are the best horses.

Re: Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:03 pm
by perfectsoul
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Per Phillip Dutton Eventing: "Icabad Crane is officially a Prelim horse! He placed third today (feb. 25) at Full Gallop Farm Horse Trials in his debut at the Preliminary level, finishing on his dressage score of 30.0. He was the fastest horse on cross country in his division by 36 seconds — I think he had fun out there...I’d like to think that at the higher levels he’s going to be even more competitive when the fitness and endurance on cross country matter more. This is his career now, and we’re committed to taking this as far as Icabad wants to go. If today is any indicator, this journey is far from over. Thank you to Barry Bornstein for the great photo of Icabad at Full Gallop today."

So happy to see this horse doing well.

Re: Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:42 pm
by Prairie Bayou
Actually Dutton was given another horse before Icabad. He didn't have the talent or desire that Icabad does. This dicipline is not for every horse but it's nice to see that for some they can excell at multiple things. :D

Re: Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 2:02 pm
by Prairie Bayou
Icabad won his first preliminary eventing title at Shawan Downs this Saturday. I don't have the placings to post here but they are on his Facebook page. :mrgreen:

Re: Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:05 pm
by Rainyday

Re: Icabad Crane

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:56 pm
by TapitsGal
I look forward to watching him at the cci events