We got her for a steal for a couple months ago and brought her home for a couple of our clients to try as a trail horse. When we got her, she did two things- walk down the trail... and neck rein.
Oh... and she was FAAAAAAT. She's lost 250 lbs since we got her- amazing she didn't founder, but she didn't!
None of the folks we thought would like her wanted to commit to her, so I kept her on as a training project (not like I had a choice! She was already home!).
She's coming along pretty well, she spent the first month we had her shedding some weight- bareback trail riding- nothing fit on her! Now she only has about three months of riding 2x/week, so its slow going, but she's coming along.
I've only jumped her a handful of times- she needs some placement poles and grid work- I've just been trotting her up to things and shes been jumping, but I see now that its not so pretty...
Anyway- isn't she adorable?!
Who wants to guess the breed?
Middle TN folks- zip it! No fair cheating!
Last edited by eponacowgirl; Mar. 29, 2010 at 10:21 AM.
I wonder if she enjoys jumping? In the photos, her ears are never forward. She doesn't look like happy. She does look happy in your dressage/flatwork photos.
She is a cutie pie. I love Buckskins, too.
Thanks, Auburn and everyone for the compliments!
I do think she enjoys it- you can tell when you ride her- I think she is not very sure of herself yet. The jumps where she seems to be in good form her ears are up, so hopefully its just lacking in confidence!
She looks like she'd be a ball of fun to ride and just be around.
This is SO true. She has SO much personality its not even funny. When we got her (sitting in a field for a year) she was antisocial- would run from you, swing her butt to you, try to just plain kick you if you got close enough.
The SECOND she walked off the trailer at our barn her personality did a total 180 and now she is the most personable horse ever. She plays with the dogs, meets you at the gate, follows me as far as her pasture fence allows when I take another horse out on the trails. She is so interactive!
Here's her "big sister" Brandy, a 15.1 perch/qh, another project of mine- I like 'em chunky, I guess!