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post #1 of 19 Old 05-06-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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My new mare

I wanted to introduce everyone to my new endurance prospect. Yes, I know she is stockier than most endurance horses and not an "ideal" breed (I almost didn't get her for that reason) but she was too great otherwise to pass up. She is approximately 8 yrs old, and 14.1h (my favorite size!). She IS green, but someone obviously took the time to start her right. She is very calm, friendly, intelligent, sensible and very obedient. She likes to move out but doesn't get hot or overexcited. She isn't herd bound - and will ride out alone with no issues.

It was on a trail ride last week, however, that I realized she was perfect for me. My friends were riding with me on two really big mounts (17h and 16.2h). One of those horses was Wings, my Appendix QH who has a reputation for being the "fastest horse around". He is 19 but still quite energetic and very big strided. So we were all astounded when my little Destiny left him (both of them actually) in the dust! She walked faster, trotted faster, even cantered faster! And even more amazing was the fact that while the other horses (who are technically fit) were huffing and puffing, she didn't even break a sweat! I was completely blown away!

Anyway, enough of my blabbering - here she is!





She's got such a soft mouth! I ride her in a french link eggbutt snaffle:)



In the rain the other day. She loves water!



Lunchtime!:)



Anyone notice she's got a heart on her girth? <3



Haha - she's a friendly little bugger!

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-06-2013, 08:06 PM
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She's sooo beautiful, and you can definitely sense her lovely/spirited personality - good for you! Have fun with her :)
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post #3 of 19 Old 05-06-2013, 08:51 PM
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She is beautiful! Congrats!
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post #4 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Haha, yes, she's flashy and she knows it!

A nearby farm hosts a corn maze and haunted trail every fall. On a recent ride my friends and myself decided to explore the haunted trail. It was pretty dark in there (despite it being a sunny day) and a lot of the attractions were covered up, but it was quite entertaining nonetheless. There were a million things to scare/eat a horse. They had never seen anything quite like it (and probably never will again). A lot of my photos turned out blurry but I got a couple to share.

Destiny bravely led the way the entire time. My friend's warmblood was quite leery but Destiny only spooked at one thing - the barrels. Something about the barrels startled her as we rounded the corner but after we stopped and I let her look at them, she was fine.


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post #5 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 12:15 AM
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I like your colors for her. Good choice :)
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post #6 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 08:27 PM
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Congratulations; she's beautiful!
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post #7 of 19 Old 05-07-2013, 09:53 PM
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Very very pretty! What breed is she? Sorry if I missed it in the original post.
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post #8 of 19 Old 05-08-2013, 03:38 AM
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She's beautiful!!! :)

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post #9 of 19 Old 05-08-2013, 09:59 AM
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Truly beautiful girl you got there and looks to be a real joy to ride. Huge Congrats!!

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post #10 of 19 Old 05-08-2013, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! Riverbelle, she is an American Paint horse:) Word on the street is she could've been registered but wasn't for some reason. I also got to meet 3 of her relatives (all mares) when I got her. They have a lot more white than she does!
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