Join Date: May 2012
Location: West Central Indiana
Thanks everyone for the quick feedback. I will try to get some better pics of her this evening or tomorrow to post.
For muscling up the hind end, what exercises do you recommend? I've just started working her on the line....although the people I bought her from said she'd been saddled but not ridden, being a new owner I decided to just start her from scratch and although we've had a couple of moments, she's been recently a very willing and eager learner.
As for training....that would be me for right now, although I've been a good student with DVD's, online research, etc...I've decided to enlist the help of a trainer close to me. (I rode friends' horses a lot when I was younger and have always loved and had a good way with horses, but not formally trained in riding or training)
Regarding her lineage...that's up for debate and as her previous owners haven't been able to pony up the paperwork like they said they would (pun intended - lol), it looks like I'm going to have to have her DNA tested. At 1st I wasn't that concerned with registering her, I just wanted to take her home and get her healthy, give her a good home...but the way she's blossomed in the last couple of months I've become very interested.
I was told her sire was long and leggy and her dam stout and muscular, both allegedly APHA registered, and that neither reached full growth until about 5 or 6. She has grown about 4 inches taller in the last 3-4 months and is right around 15.3 right now (haven't actually measured again in about a month).
She is allegedly locally bred here in IN, so if anyone might have any inkling about local paints in the IN area that could be in her lineage, I'd love to hear.