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November 2020
#5 From June, 2019

The American Mustang, COBRA owned by Ms. Marsha Hartford-Sapp of Tallahassee, Florida.

Horse of the month for June 2019
Photo Courtesy: Ms. Marsha Hartford-Sapp

In the rarified atmosphere of the horse show world the exhibitors generally use Thoroughbreds or Warmbloods and other breeds which have usually been the traditional horses used for the show ring.

However, Mustang horses, famous for their large herds and running free in the Southwestern United States, have never been used much, if at all, in upper level dressage arenas or in hunter/jumper classes which have typically been dominated by the “more traditional” breeds.

That’s most likely going to change after the very successful campaigning of COBRA, one of the most successful Mustangs ever to be shown. The 15 year old American Mustang competed successfully in the Prix St. George upper level dressage required tests, with scores into the 60’s, (All together, very good scores).

In 2017 COBRA and Marsha were invited to the Breyerfest 3-day held at the Kentucky Horse Park. So you’ll be able to purchase a Breyer Horse Model of this quite famous Mustang at your favorite hobby store. In addition, the pair were invited to the 2019 Breyerfest to be held again at the Horse Park in July 12 through 14, 2019.

COBRA is a wonderful example of how hard work and a super owner/trainer can bring an American Mustang up to competing on the national scene. And finally, the horse’s winning the International Horse of the Year trophy from the United States Equestrian Federation put the cap on the several years of outstanding performances.

NAES has included several photos showing one very handsome Mustang, and we’re very proud to show this super horse in the NAES’ Monthly Horse of the Month.

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Photos Courtesy: Ms. Marsha Hartford-Sapp

Ms. Hartford told me that COBRA will be retired from active showing, and she has offered to send us instructive articles on training this special horse in particular and the American Mustang in general.

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