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!
Anyone notice she's got a heart on her girth? <3
Haha - she's a friendly little bugger!