So I realized I haven't introduced the gang at all! First off, they're not 'my' horses. I had a gelding for a few years, but when it was decided that I was going to Europe, I had to give him up. I am only now looking at buying a new horse of my own now (one that's more suited to my desires. Rowdy was a gift from my grandfather). Essentially, there's an old family friend who loves horses and always raised them with his son (his son now raises horses and team ropes professionally) so he has a hobby farm and I 'work' for him. And by that I mean, I get to play with his horses all I want and show if I desire, I just don't have any control over who gets sold and when :/ Well any way...
We have 6 horses now. Ritz is the lonely boy :)
Our ponies as yearlings. First snow! (They're three now. I don't have any recent pics, but they've really filled out) The were born on our farm. We rescued the mares with no idea they were pregnant. Neither mare ever looked it. You can also see Ritz and Abby over the fence in these pics.
The ponies' moms. We don't own them any more. They're now raising Qtr. Pony foals (Not sure that they're worthy but not my call :( )
^ The mom of the silver pony with her 3rd baby (filly!) at her side.=
^ The mom of the paint filly. I think it's worth mentioning that she is not pregnant in this photo. She's just that easy of a keeper. I want to buy her back, she's a great pony (when she doesn't have a baby). I rode her once, but now she's sitting. Her name is Pippin.
^ Just so you can see the beauty that is Pip from a better angle (well minus her head xD) and of course that adorable baby
Ritz and Chase. Chase is a three year old cutting bred filly (sorrel). Ritz was a freebie a backyard breeder didn't want (bay). I call him a pony right now, because he seems to have stopped gaining height at around 14 hh but he keeps getting wider! It was his first day in the new paddock and he was jumping all the weeds. He's too cool to run through haha
And Steppy, my 16 y/o paint. She's my main riding horse
^ Paint in the background is Rowdy
My only photo of our bay roan Abby (grade quarter horse). She's the only one I don't mess around with too much as she's the riding horse for her owner's wife and his grand kids.
And so that's all of ours now, but this is Rowdy and the grumpy old quarter horse who has taught many a person how to ride (Doc). I'm very proud of Rowdy at this point. When I got him, his entire mane had fallen out because of ticks. Both his shoulder's were bald because of fungal problems. He had a lovely app tail Missouri was very hard on him. He just wasn't ever adapted right to the climate. Doc is now teaching many little kids how to ride.