Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I don't have any pics (it was before digital cameras). He was a palomino, somewhere between 14.3 and 15hh (depending on shoeing :P). I absolutely adored him, his name was Billi, and his registered name was Sir William. He had a star and one white sock. He was a "true" palomino, and he was absolutely golden in summer. People used to call him a "barbie horse". He was too much horse for me, I'd only ever ridden riding school horses that walked around and around the outside track, the first time I rode him in there we basically ran into the fence because I forgot that I had to turn.
I got him for my 11th birthday, but I got him a couple of weeks early. I did everything on him. Pony Club, a bit of jumping, dressage, mounted games, sporting, polocrosse, campdrafting, bareback, eventing. We weren't that good at most of it but it was so fun.
I ended up selling him because I wanted to pursue jumping and he had no aptitude for it, and over all I had "out grown" him. I sold him to a lovely young girl who needed a second pony for mounted games. Last I heard she still had.
Its strange, but my first horse will always hold a special place in my heart. If I saw him for sale, in his older years (he'd be well into his 20s now) I'd buy him back if I had the means, and just love him for the rest of his life.