Thank you guys for the kind words! I will pass the compliments onto my girl, I'm sure they will go right to her head, lol. She is quite the princess.
Maybe they will fill in her funny skinny nose. I kid, I kid. I've mostly had and pursued stock horses, so she is very different for me. I have had a love/hate relationship with Arabians for many years and said I probably would never have an Arab, even as I admired them for their beauty, intelligence, and fire.
Merry is half Arab and I think she's the most gorgeous and fantastic horse on earth, but I still like to joke about her Arab nose and occasional extremely illogical decisions.
She is truly a sweet, gentle horse. She definitely does not prefer to be spooking or misbehaving or flinging people through the air, but she's learned to do what she has had to do. She has learned through several experiences that it is difficult to know when you should trust people. She has made a lot of progress as I've worked with her the last several months, and is still in the process of mellowing out and trusting. She's already proven herself to be a far better mount than I had even anticipated her being, which is saying a lot because I anticipated a lot. She has a lot of heart, and she's been discounted for it because it was only being utilized towards herself, but she will gladly and happily channel it into her human partner when they have earned it. She gives me her absolute all, and then some. I couldn't think of a better horse for me in a million years.
Last edited by rocky pony; 08-07-2011 at 03:37 PM.