Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
• Horses: 0
I know this is an old thread, but please allow me to tell my story here.
I was never an Appaloosa fan in the past. Sure, I thought their pattens were striking, but I always loved Arabians and bay was my favorite color.
In January of this year, I started volunteering every weekend at a horse rescue. One of the horses there was an 8 month old Appaloosa filly named Jewel. Jewel had been rescued from a kill buyer, beaten bloody, with ringworm and a belly full of parasites. She was terrified of people. But from the moment she and I met, she bonded to me. She would whinny to me and come running in the pasture. I began spending time with her every week at first just groomig and loving on her, and now actively training her.
She is the smartest horse I have ever worked with. So eager to please me. Rarely do I have to correct for the same thing twice. Nothing spooks her. She will walk o tarps and wood without hesitation. She trusts me implicitly. She is very affectionate, loves to lay her head against me and will even go to sleep resting her head on me. She asks for kisses by putting her muzzle to my mouth.
I have never known a horse like Jewel. She is the love of my life. If all goes well, I hope to adopt her in the spring.
I ♥ my little spotty-butt girl.