I just noticed that your location is New Zealand. Considering the earthquake that happened.......how are you?
Hoping that you and yours are safe and sound.
Your girl is lovely. Isn't it wonderful to have this special connection with these beautiful animals. Did she ever race? I have a Standardbred and it looks like it has been for about the same length of time as you have had your girl. My guy raced but has taken to the saddle quite well although I have spent most of the past year just getting weight on him and his feet in better shape and also working around him so I feel comfortable with him.