I found this picture of my first horse. It was taken in 2000 on the 3rd day of having my youngest daughter home from the hospital. She(Dolly) is a app/ara and was 14yr old @ around 14.3hh and a handful for a new horse owner like myself.
I learned everything I knew about horses back then from her and Sugar the 8 yr old Sorrel mare QH I picked up 2 months later. Sugar was a dead broke trail horse, but Dolly on the other hand was anything but head down and dead broke.
No one wanted to ride her because of her stubborness, but I loved being on her back and we worked good together after I learned a few things about horses.
I'd had her about 2 months when this pic was taken and knowing now what I do I can see several things wrong in that pic..learning can be ugly sometimes, but effective. I can't remember having that much hair 13 yrs ago...lol