Dessie Returns from Santa Barbara!

Dessie returned from her saddle training in Santa Barbara in early June. She was working with Celine Purcell while Celine was attending UC Santa Barbara as a freshman. Celine, who broke Dessie in the summer of 2005, continued her wonderful work concentrating on Dessie's ground manners, trail riding, and a bit of jumping for good measure, of course!

Davidson Dales will breed Dessie to Alick this year for a 2007 foal. In the fall Dessie will either return to Santa Barbara to continue her saddle training or will stay in Clayton and begin her driving training with Roger. We couldn't be prouder of this beautiful Dales Pony mare and her outstanding young trainer!



Photos by Davidson Dales