well, she is a 1992 16hh tb/dutch mare (but not reg. ) she was trained to 3 foot hunters and 2nd level dressage. When I got her, she was retired for 5yrs as a trail horse, but I could see that she had many years left in the dressage world. We went on to be the Reserve Champions at the year end awards in Intro level dressage the first year out. started training level dressage and had some great shows, but triped really bad on her right hind leg in deep footing (we almost crashed) . so I stoped showing/riding her and gave her 2 months off, but not better.so I had a vet look at her and she said she had a stress fracture that was caused from the tripping, but it was because she had a week hind end from her past training. I wish I knew this before we started riding, she never missed a step, very forward moving and loved to be ridden. we had all winter to get her ready slowly for intro level. any ways, she needs 6 months-1yr. off from work.she will then be 17yrs.old but worth the wait! never did spook,buck or rear.....here is what she looks like with her first body clip.
this is my sweet and very missed mare. she is pictured with the bay in the third photo. 1982-2007 5 star broodmare, 2nd level dressage and "A Circuit" Hunt Seat. Had 9 babies (not from me, I got her when she was 18yrs.old)
I must admit that I have been very lucky all my horses have been very pretty,and oh so quiet. seeing that the chestnut and bay are full TBs and the bay with the blaze is half TB. They are even somewhat lazy. I was scared to get another TB because I was sure that there wasn't going to be another quiet one like the chestnut, but I guess I was very wrong, I LOVE my new TB mare, I can't wait to get her under saddle. all of my friends/boarders TBs seemed to be very HYPER, they would all rear or BOLT all the time, even at different barns with different horses, that is why I was scared to get another TB