So a couple of weeks ago I was browing Craigslist which, admittedly, I may have a little problem with doing. I had been thinking all day about the plans for my little herd. I knew Holly, my QH, would be going to training next month, and that Gulliver is headed to his new home soon. Ultimately my plans for Holly are to have her trained, then shown by her trainer for a while as far up as potential takes her, so I knew that if all goes as planned, she'll be away from home a while.
Well, half the danger had already been wandered into as I opened up the CL app on my phone and began browsing. A page in, the trap lay waiting. Blue Roan Paint Filly. Interesting color! I opened it. WHAT A CUTIE! Her price was right, and the seller stated she'd accept trades.
So...long story short, some negotiations later, battling over transportation issues, giving up, forgetting filly, and then being told seller would be in town near me by fate...here she is in my pasture. =)
She's skinny, has a wormy belly, was filthy yesterday coming off the trailer from rolling, and a bit scuffed up, but! She's pretty adorable if you know how to look at potential!
She has a very pretty lope and she's a decent size for a not-yet-yearling. She'll be 12 months in August and is off a grey APHA stud and an AQHA dam. She came with her APHA breeder's certificate signed and ready, so now comes the FUN NAMING PART!
Edit: I left the paper in the truck, so I'll have to get back to you with Dam name. Sire is APHA Estacado Blues.
OH! And she's NOT a blue roan as stated. I believe she'll end up greying out like sire. She's a very weird sun faded color right now, but we'll see!
And here are some pics!
Time for a fly mask and sunscreen purchase!
Caption: "Really, mom? ANOTHER baby to take away attention??" Holly, you're still my #1