Meet Billie, the appy that I lease. She's a sweetie - I couldn't have asked for a better horse. In the time that I've known her, she has come such a long way! She's now learning to collect, bend, and stay balanced and is doing wonderfully! Of course, she's a typical appy: sweet, smart, and trusting, but stubborn as a mule when she wants to be. But with some time and effort on everyone's part, she's really getting it!
I never would have thought that I would love appys until I started leasing Billie. Unless Billie is just a diamond in the rough, my mind is completely changed. She's a puppy dog on the ground, a little pushier than she ought to be, but never agressive. Under saddle, while she certainly isn't bombproof, she's pretty solid and has never tried to bolt. Just yesterday I cantered her without a bridle for the first time! She was a trooper and did everything that was asked of her.
Anyway, on to the pictures - which I know is the real reason that you clicked into this thread!