Merry Christmas to all my fellow equestrians from the crew:
Abby is a 7 year old percheron x paint mare. She stands 16.1 and and is truly a character. I bought Abby expecting to trail ride and do a little dressage. All she would do is spin around on the trails and after being used in a therapy program she lack her basic training to leg and rein aids. Very sensitive to imbalance though, it makes her nervous. This is the girl I came off of and broke my wrist. Abby may be a substantial girl, but she lacks confident. That is the problem, big horse and big girl and either has confidence. That will change though!
Next we have Kinsey. This is my newest charge and she is my "confidence" builder horse. Kinsey is a diamond in the rough. She was a lucky find by a friend who pointed me to her. Kinsey is a stock type horse who is about 10 years old. She had a baby and done trail rides. I am at least her 4th owner and she has developed some trust issues from the ground along the way. Undersaddle she is as steady as they come, although I admit only my friends are riding her as yet. My time will come.
This final horse is CJ. He is a friends horse and is another steady eddy. This handsome quarter horse gelding has navicular, but is still ridable and seems to really enjoy his job for the most part. CJ is just a good ol' boy who really does know his job and tries to do it the best he can. CJ will let me just walk around on him, but listens through my nervous. I look forward to being a better rider to CJ.
As a side note, I am sure his owner wishes I would use a better picture of him. He really is a handsome fellow and this one does not do him justice.
I have also have three mini and two mini donkeys. I may talk about them too, and will introduce them when I do.
So from all of us to all of you and your equine friends. . . Have a very Merry Christmas!