Thank you! She's got lots of personality. I'm in over my head sometimes with this horse ownership, but I'm loving it. In looking back over this thread I'm seeing some beautiful animals. I only know of her breeding from my barn manager who found Journey for me. He says she's part Appy because of her speckled nose, conformation, short mane, striped tough hooves, general hardy constitution.
I need to ride her more! This winter has been bad for riding--weather, care of my Dad's failing health, working late. Last summer was the pits for riding---broken ankle (happened at work!), car rear-ended and neck stuff...argh! Hence the chubby belly!
Still, we've bonded. I do ground work, riding in the arena, grooming, working on being her leader. Hoping to be well and back out on the trails with her this coming summer. I'd rather hang out with her than a lot of people I know, either way!