Nobody knows about Delta yet because she just got trailered up to the stable I'm boarding at yesterday! I'm now on a trial period with her to see if she's as amazing as she was when I tried her out.
Oh, by the way, Delta is a registered Percheron mare. She's 16hh tall and 13 years old, and the kindest horse you'll ever meet.
I got her from the local horse rescue, but she isn't a rescue. She's a "donation". The owner passed away, and the wife wasn't much of a horse person, so she donated Delta to the rescue as she knew that when she sold, the money would greatly help the rescue.
The first day we met:
I know I look god-awful in this picture, I was focusing more on her than anything else. Plus, I was riding in a weird Aussie saddle, and using split reigns which I've never done (I'm an English rider).
The next evening, with the rescue lady:
Afterwards. Politely ignoring the naughty anglo-arab rescue.
And yesterday! I spent almost all day with her as she settled in at the new stable.
She sure doesn't look like 16hh when the giant 5'10" me stands next to her!
If we decide to buy her, my riding teacher is going to move her into this GORGEOUS paddock on the other side of the property. It's just being completed this week. The grass is green, there are some really pretty poplar and birch trees, and a treed background to top it off! It's the stuff photographers dream of. :)
Delta will be in with my friend's 22-yr-old Standie gelding, since they're both such sweethearts.
So, what do you think of her?