This big colt’s dam is “Been Jazzin” by Salut out of Been Thinkin and formerly
owned by Eventer Michele Mueller, “Taz” as she is known around the barn
delivered her first colt with no assistance and is again proving to be a
wonderful mother. Monty is a full sibling to
As a weanling
Monty is proving to be quite a character around the barn, playing with Odin the
great dane and being very social with all the girls.
Monty was weaned at the end of August and is
thriving. He is becoming an independent colt with lots of character,
is halter trained and has his feet trimmed regularly.
MARCH 17, 2012 - Prospect's Belmont - 1 yr old CSHA
Colt by Prospect's Bravestrom (Braveheart/Prospect's Atheana) out of Been
Jazzin (Salute/Been Thinkin) 15hh at 11 months old.
As a yearling, Monty is really starting to
show his potential in addition to his playful side.
March 2013 - Two year old Monty had a
bridle on for the first time and did some preliminary lunge work.
April 28, 2013 - Prospect's Belmont
-2 yr old Colt in the Jump Chute with jumps for the first time - I can't
believe how big he looks - I am 5'7"
June 28, 2013 - Prospect's Belmont -
our 2 yr old gelding had a day of firsts today. His first time on a
trailer, first time with a surcingle, first bath. What a good boy
May 29, 2014 - Prospect's Belmont - as
a 3 yr old - Starting his education as a horse - Looking a lot like his dad
August 22, 2014
Monty had another lunge session today -
starting to come together nicely. Very accepting of the tack. Side reins shall
be introduced soon. At the end of the session we had a beginning mounting
session. First time at the mounting block and first time with some weight on his
back. Stephen even at on him for a few minutes. He still has a lot of growing to
do but he is coming along nicely.
September 8, 2014 Monty was the first to go through the chute
today. Easy session
for the 3 yr old.
September 15, 2014- Monty went for a walk about
for the first time with a rider. Stephen did a great job and Monty took it all
in stride without any issues.
September 30, 2014 - Prospect' Belmont through the Jump Chute
November 28, 2014 - Monty had a rider on him for the 3rd
time. First time walking around on his own with a rider. This is one
cool cucumber. Lunges with side reins.
December 31, 2014- Monty had his 4th ride with a rider
today. Walking around the whole arena without any lead. He was such
a good boy - longest session yet with a rider on and there was a fair bit of
commotion in the arena as well. Such a calm young horse that is a pleasure
to work with. I did a bit of an oops. Put the side reins on
during lunging but forgot that I had shortened them up for Brit - so he was a
little confused at that. Will have to have a new session
shortly to correct that one.
April 19, 2015 - Monty is now Walking and
Trotting with a rider.
May 14, 2015
Belmont is starting his life as a real
sport horse with more regular training sessions. Not bad for having a
rider on him only 12 times. Even did a canter at the end (unfortunately I
ran out of room on the card to tape it.
May 26, 2015 - Monty has now become
Mitchell Hall's mount and will begin training for eventing.
Monty spent most of the summer working on
w/t/c and is now going nicely under saddle. He has also hacking out
alone or in a group and started jumping.
November 15, 2015 - Accompanying
Lilly over to Dreamcrest today, Belmont had his first trailer ride, first off
property, a pony through the water and handled the experience very well.
November 28, 2015 - Belmont did
his first off property clinic at Stonehaven. He handled his outing very
well and Michele Mueller was great with the son of her former horse Taz
December 12, 2015 - Belmont had his
first jump school today and did fantastic - a bit of an over achiever.
January 30-2016 - Jump Chute
May 6, 2016 - Prospect's Belmont 2011
CSHA Gelding by Prospect's Bravestrom - out of Been Jazzin
First XC - 3rd Off Property at Dreamcrest
May 22, 2016 - Prospect's Belmont -
jumping for the 4th time - we have taken our time with this 5 yr old as he is
June 23, 2016 - Great session on Monty
today - he is maturing so nicely. Video to follow
June 23, 2016 - As promised - Video of
today's session with Monty
June 29, 2016 - June has been a very
busy month for Belmont "Monty". So proud of my older son's skill and
the great care he took today to make a day of fantastic firsts for our homebred
Prospect's Belmont a wonderful success. Firsts for Monty included - a long
trailer ride - first show, first cross country, first day on and off the trailer
at a show, first time going away from a barn mate at a show, first warmup with
unfamiliar horses, first start gate, first time through the flags and galloping
on his first cross country course. So proud of the baby horse. A little upset
when Lilly went off to do her thing but settled after a bit.
August 7, 2016 - Belmont did a little
bit of jumping after his dressage lesson today - also played around with some of
the smaller xc jumps.
August 29, 2016- Prospect's Belmont and
Mitchell had their first session at Dreamcrest with Ian Roberts in prep for
their first event in two weeks.
September 5, 2016 - Another fantastic
schooling for Monty at Dreamcrest today - looks like they are both ready for the
event at Dreamcrest on the weekend.
September 11, 2016 - Dreamcrest Horse
Trials: Such a proud day for us at Prospect Equine Farms this weekend as
our first homebred and son of Bravestrom completed his first event like a
seasoned pro. Prospect's Belmont finished 8th out of 14 at his first event at
Dreamcrest. Mitchell did an expert job and the results far exceeded our
expectations of the baby horse at his first show. Handled a crazy warm up with
many strange horses to go on to a wonderful dressage test with 7.5's and 7's and
6.5's. A few tiny inattentive moments but you could not ask for better. Then
onto his first ever Stadium course. Only one jump caught his eye and a few rails
but under the expert hands of his rider it was a beautiful calm and smooth
round. By the time cross country came around Monty behaved like a veteran xc
horse and off he went handling every question with a double clear round. Monty
is now an eventer. XC pics courtesy of Gloria McKim.
September 26, 2016 - Check out the knees
and tuck on Monty. He had a great schooling at Dreamcrest this evening and is
maturing so nicely. Ian was impressed with the progress he is making in such a
October 1, 2016 - Prospect's Belmont completed his second
event in as many months with another great result - finishing 4th. His second
event at Grandview Farms was handled very well - a little stick in the top end
of the dressage arena at the strange judge's booth, beautiful stadium round and
a fantastic clear cross-country. Everything was brand new to him for his first
time at Grandview and he really stepped up to the plate.
December 12, 2016 - Winter jump lessons with Ian today - Probably the
toughest jump school yet for Monty - seemed to enjoy the session.
December 19, 2016 - Jump Schooling with Ian today
January 2, 2017 - Belmont is stepping it up in his jump schooling with Ian
And a great pic of his awesome tuck.
January 17, 2017 - Another interesting photo
project by a friend - this time with Monty at Dreamcrest
April 27, 2017 - Maureen has taken over the ride on Monty
now that Mitch is back with Allie and Brit is being bred next month. She has
been riding him for two months and is so proud of how he is becoming a really
nice dressage horse. He still gets the occasion jump session with Mitch or
Stephen as he is a wonderful jumper too. Some pics from today and we went on our
first solo hack.
2017 Update - Dressage really seems to be this horse's
forte - within 2 months of dedicated dressage training his lateral movements are
well on their way in w/t and some canter lateral work. All transitions are solid
and he is sensitive to the leg, seat and hand. Very soft in the bridle. Learning
to go nicely forward off the leg with no bolt. Very respectful and enthusiastic.
Excellent manners and a sweet sweet disposition.
This is an awesome horse for a professional or an amateur - he would be happiest
with an owner that wants a horse that loves people and attention.
Prospect's Belmont -"Monty" is
proving to be a very fancy prospect for upper level dressage or eventing. Has
completed two events at entry in 2016 and ready to advance up the levels. He is
proving to be a confident, relaxed show horse with a great attitude. Monty and
his rider are training dressage with an FEI Rider and jumping/eventing with
Olympian. He is a pleasure to handle, trailer and show. Monty trailers, clips,
stands for farrier and is well behaved in cross ties and ground handing. He
hacks alone and in a group. He currently rides 2-3 times per week. If you are
looking for a future upper level prospect, this guy is not one to pass up. Both
sire and dam trained to psg. 2017 - Monty is now in full dressage training
but could also easily return to eventing.
at the Grandview Fall event. To view
videos and pics please scroll up through his history above.