Thanks everyone for such a warm welcome! I have already learned a lot just reading posts over the years but it's exciting to finally be able to share as well.
As a few of you mentioned pictures and I am always happy to oblige (
), here are my babies:
This is my yearling filly, Skye - I've had her about four months now but I am already head over heels with her. She is a big
girl and if she is going to live up to her parents, she will top out at 15.3-16hh when all is said and done. Wickedly smart, she is my little houdini and will get into anything that catches her eye, open gate latches, stall doors... etc. She is also sweet as sugar to boot and is very much a mama's girl. Couldn't get any good side shots of her as she was either standing too far under herself or she was wondering what mama was doing, lol.
AND this is my 20 year old, Cid. I've had him for two years and he has been such an amazing teacher and confidence builder after my first horse absolutely destroyed it. He isn't the most cuddly of dudes but will take care of his rider and put up with a lot
of shenanigans. Thankfully he doesn't know he is getting up into his golden years and still has a lot of spunk and attitude which I find keeps them younger for longer. Perfect beginners horse in the arena but offers a challenge when out on the trails.
morgan / walker cross. sounds interesting. does he have a big engine?
He does but it's kind of like a diesel engine, you gotta warm it up to really get it going but once you do he can go for ages. (I always tell people that you just have to convince him its worth burning the extra calories for!) Very forward going horse on the trails and often times I'm leaving people in the dust at a walk and have to rein him in so others can keep up. :P