I decided that since I had posted the pics of Honey, it's about time Bailey got some time on these boards too lol.
Bailey is a 10yr old Standardbred mare. She'll be 11 in Dec. I've had her since Nov 2002, and she was my first pony. She's spent most of this year on and off with work, as I don't personally ride her as I'm too big for her 14.2hh frame lol. However, she's just recently come into work and it's like watching a different horse all together.
I also want to say that here in New Zealand we had one of the roughest winters out. My paddocks didn't cope very well, and although my horses were fed hay and hard feed, they came into Spring quite light. I now have changed their diet and with the grass that's FINALLY coming through, they're gaining weight :) Bailey was lucky enough to keep most of her weight on over winter, as she does incredibly well on hard feed :P The other thing I want to point out is that she's due for her feet to be trimmed so they are a bit long.
Please constructive criticism only, and please say nothing about her rider, the riding photos are merely to show what she's like. :) Oh and please excuse the way she's standing... the little toad moved every time I stepped away to take the photo lol. Not exactly the best photos, but oh well, it was worth a shot.
Thanks for taking a look!