So now that I have had Thelma for three weeks (on saturday, to be exact...) and she's put on a little weight, I think she's in good enough shape to be evaluated.
For those of you who don't know Thelma, she is a 22 year old pure bred Arabian mare. Was previously shown at The Midwest Horse Fair and was used in a pintabian breeding program until 2000 or 2001. After that she sat in a pasture and didn't do much else until I came by. :)
Now that she has some weight on her, I plan to start longing her regularly and riding more often. Anywho. Here she is.
This is her when I went to go look at her, so you can see the differance already.
Sorry it's a little cockeyed. She kept trying to pull her tail away from me.
This one was half way through saddling her. So pardon the "undone" look.
And a view of her side now.
She still needs a little more weight and alot more muscle, but she's coming along. I already know about her upright shoulder and high withers (I cannot sit her trot bareback. It is like riding a jackhammer.) but what else do you all see?