Levi was foaled in either 1992 or 1993, was
captured in the spring of 1994 in the northwest corner of Nevada in the
Black Rock Desert, processed and freezebranded in Winnemucca,
Nevada, gelded in July on 1994, and orginally adopted in October 1994
at the San Luis Obispo, CA
adoption held at the Madonna Inn Arena.
His orginal adopter had him
nearly two years, did very little with him, and then called the local
chapter of the American Mustang and Burro Association in late Oct 1996,
trying to find someone to take him, and had not titled him yet, meaning
that she had not bothered to send
back the paperwork to the BLM to acquire ownership.
Ann was called by the
then president of the local Central Coast Chapter of the AMBA, and was
told he was about 16 hands and a nice bay with no white. Ann offered to
drive down to Arroyo Grande and take photos of him, as a courtesy. Ann
spoke to the adopter many times by phone, and after taking the photos,
and purchased him for \$200. The adopter then sent in the paperwork to
the BLM and was properly titled.
Ann promptly registered him with the American Mustang and Burro
Association (www.bardalisa.com). Ann then did all the ground work to
prepare him for saddle training.
in Feb 1997, Ann began his under saddle work, and then took him over to
Patty Cochrane's in March 1997 to be finished.
He demonstrated talent in dressage, and has been competing since June
7, 1997 successfully, starting with small cross country and stadium
jumps and progressing to Fourth Level dressage in 2002.
The article in RIDE covers alot of the training details. The follow up
article in RIDE continues the story.
Levi and Patty showed in
in Tehachapi, and Los Osos, and in Somis, where he got his highest
Fourth Level, ending the season with an average of about 62% on
tests 2 and 3.
For 2005, we are planning to show at DG Bar on May 13th, and then
Pleasanton on June 19th and 20th, possibly in San Juan Batista on
at the Osierlea facility, and then for sure up in Watsonville on
July 30th and
31st at Sandy Howards place, American Sport Horse, for the Coastal
We are planning to show at Prix St. George at every show, along
new Fourth Level Freestyle to Billy Joel's "Iron Curtain" and
albums. The music was selected by me, Ann, and edited by
By listing his show schedule, we hope that some of his fans will be able to come
him in action LIVE !