Thanks! I'm so proud of her.
Her past life was not the best. She has really nice lines and her conformation is fair, but the way she was kept, ridden and treated just brought her down. Not necessarily by the owner who had her on the roundbale (although she looked pretty bad), but the owner before that. She wasn't abused necessarily, but she was handled incorrectly and rough. I just found out they bred her at 2 years old as well.
They used to call her the "hony" at the old barn. She was really an ugly looking horse, and I definitely didn't buy her for looks out there, although I saw the potential.
Her hay belly combined with her natural "stockyness" made her look like she had terribly short legs, and thus made her look far less than 15h.
When I bought her, some of the teenagers that rode there actually had the audacity to say "You're buying THAT thing?"
Definitely came out on top though!
And I just noticed the faint little dapples she has. I think they'd be showing more if she was out in the day, but she gets her turnout at night in the summer.