At the beginning of winter I was given this walker mare. She was in real bad shape. Maybe a 2 on the Henneke chart. I spent the first week she was here running out constantly to make sure she was still alive, no joke!
She's coming along well. Gained a bunch of weight but still has more to go. Healthy, sound and just in need of lots of groceries.
I'm being a little cautious because I'm older and don't bounce as well as I did as a teen or even as well as I did at 40. I don't imagine saddling her for another 2 full months yet. I'm also really limited on ground work because this year the ice is horrendous.
One thing the people the people said about mare was don't use a curb strap or she will go nuts. No idea what they meant. I was creeped out enough by what I saw that I didn't ask them to elaborate. Just left with 2 horses as soon as I could.
I guess I'm wanting to see if there is any show record or something. She is very gaited. Haven't seen a trot yet out there. I've been wondering about that comment for months now. I only rode her briefly at their house, 20 feet up and back in the driveway and got off. I didn't want to get on because of her condition but they kept insisting. We walked. I cringe even thinking about somebody riding her like that.
Anything on ipeds?