TOABH: Shining Star

Let’s talk about the biggest achievements your horse has accomplished.  I’m not talking about you as a rider – I want to know what your ponykins has done to make you proud.  Is there a glorious satin collection, did he/she figure out some dressage movement that took months to learn, or are is it just a great day when your butt stays in the saddle?  

One thing that absolutely makes me proud every single time I’m with O is her personality on the ground.  Can’t beat an agreeable horse.

To explain a bit more…the mare ground ties anywhere.

Wildly enthused here.

Wildly enthused here.

Waiting for her turn in the wash stall.

Waiting for her turn in the wash stall.

Even if I do tie her, she still stays where she is...even if it's in a stall with the door open.

Even if I do tie her, she still stays where she is…even if it’s in a stall with the door open.

Waiting her turn to go into the ring.

Waiting her turn to go into the ring.

She’s super good for farrier, vet and chiro visits.

She literally goes to sleep with the farrier, and he can do her feet without anyone around.

She literally goes to sleep with the farrier, and he can do her feet without anyone around.

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Oh and I just love that she seems to genuinely like her people.  Or really any people.

Like my dad.

Like my dad.

And she likes to like her people.

And she likes to lick her people.

Her heads always out begging for loves.

Her heads is always out begging for loves.

I can let people who’ve never seen a horse handle this one; little kids, even the trainers dog will tow her along occasionally.  She’s just that quiet and kind to be around.

Side note: she also loves pregnant ladies and kids.

She loves to put her face on the besties baby bump. Weird? Maybe. Cute? Yes, that too!

So she pretty much likes everyone.

Minus other horses.  Those are evil. Ha!

Evil mare look.

Evil mare look.

In all honesty when I tried her, I knew that she would be a lot of work down the line, but that her personality would always win me over.  That genuine kindness is hard to come by, and I’m one that believes if you win over a mare, you do it for life.  So glad to have this sweet, agreeable mare as my partner!

That eye.  The kindest.

That eye. The kindest.

15 thoughts on “TOABH: Shining Star

  1. Lol you do win a mare over for life. Or mess it up for life. I love my old girl and she loves me the most (read tolerates…). She has those she distinctly does not care for. I’m glad to be on her good side.

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