As a kid, my folks raised appy's, and my brother and I rode in fun shows, little britches rodeos and the like. My area of showing was in western pleasure, barrels, pole bending, and bareback broncs. It was a fun time in my life and I hope, in the future, to get back into the fun shows.
My husband recently purchased a 4 yr old appendix bay mare for me, for my 50th birthday. This was after 18 yrs of telling me he would never buy me a horse, so it was a big surprise.
My mare's name is Tee Jay Hired Money (Sandy's Honest Money x Handy Bee Jay), but we just call her TJ. She is a bit of a handful right now, only green broke, but we are working a little bit everyday to increase her knowledge. She is taking right to it, very smart/quick learner.