Lyrical, barn name Yoshi, is a 2014 bay thoroughbred gelding. His Jockey Club name is Shidoshi.
He retired in October, 2020 after 47 starts. He was purchased in November and restarted. He did a hunter pace, a beach trip, and an entry level event with his seller before I tried him at the beginning of February 2021. I bought him at the end of that month after a month long trial. Other than the obvious sound and happy goals, I'd like to end up eventing him Novice or perhaps Training level. Training only if I'm feeling particularly brave and he continues to be the type of horse who can pick up slack for his rider. Only time will tell though!
Since day one he has been an incredibly reliable, brave, workmanlike horse. He was out on solo and group trail rides very early on in our relationship without batting an eye at many things that would have spooked other more seasoned horses. He is very smart and picks up on things extremely quickly. He was a bit more challenging to get to know on the ground and was more inclined to be defensive and protect his space. However, after a few months together and some changes in living situation, he became a much more relaxed and happy horse on the ground too.
I started this blog to document our journey together! Hopefully as time goes on this page will be updated with more adventures.