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Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Nice Mare

My friend Kyt, who lives in Texas, asked me to check out a horse in my area that she found on the Internet.  I was happy to. 

What a nice horse.  She looks like an Arabian, but she's half Thoroughbred and half Welsh Pony.  She's done some low level dressage, a couple of pair paces, a lot of trails, and some therapeutic riding work.  She's sound and healthy.

And now, at 18 years of age, through no fault of her own, she needs a new home.  Most people won't even consider a horse of her age. 

The owner got on her for a few minutes, and then I rode her.  We did walk, trot, canter, circles, serpentines, etc with the greatest of ease.  We were in instant harmony.  She was a pleasure.

I am really hoping that she will be a happy match for Kyt.  I would love to see her get a forever home, and I would love to see Kyt get a good horse.

Owner riding sweet mare

In other news, Colorado has been having violent weather.  We were under a tornado warning yesterday.  Castle Rock to our west, Parker to our north, and Colorado Springs to our south were pounded with hail.  We had high winds and a fierce sky, but not even a drop of rain.  Today we are under a tornado watch, but I think we'll get another by.  Hope I didn't jinx us!

17 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

Love the horse, but not to thrilled with your weather!

Kate said...

She is really cute, I hope your friend wants her! It was so nice of you to go and check her out.

Dom said...

She seems lovely.

Jim said...

First off Terry, your 'header' is outstanding! WOW!
The mare looks to this amateur to be a wonderful looking horse.She doesn't look to be 18!

Kate said...

Those older horses can be real prizes - I got my first horse as an adult, after many years off riding, at age 17 - that was Noble - he lived to 30 and we had many wonderful rides together. An older, really solid horse is worth its weight in gold!

Texan said...

Well she is certainly a beautiful horse... I hope she gets a great home! Sometimes the older gals are the cats meow ya know :O) ... Stay safe from that bad weather!

Dream Valley Ranch said...

Hi Terry! What a pretty girl! 18 is the perfect age for me :) I love her-I hope Kyt loves her, too!

Hoping you are keeping Safe out there! We move next weekend-yikes! I am sad I did not get a chance to meet all of you but we will be back :) Please give everyone a carrot for me-especially Mickey :)
Xoxo
Sue

Dreaming said...

She is a beautiful mare! Some day I'll be looking for something like her. Maybe you can help!
It looks like we have a bye tonight, too!

Ruffles said...

Aw she looks adorable!! I hope it works out for her and your friend.
I hope that weather stays away from you guys and yous stay safe.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Very cute! Stay safe out there. We hate seeing your weather on the national news!

Alison said...

The older and wiser I get, the more I value the wisdom and stability of those with a few extra years. I figure if I were a horse, I might about 18...and I don't look nearly as pretty as this girl. :)

JJ said...

What a cute old gal she is (the horse)! :)

Yikes about the weather! Be on the look out and stay safe out there!!

Inger said...

Oh, Terry, that sky photo is absolutely amazing and scary too. I hope you are staying safe. And what a beautiful horse, I so hope she will get a good forever home.

sophie...^5 said...

Love your header...at least the storm watches give you a chance to snap such gorgeous nature shots....I really like the header....did I mention that?!!

sally said...

Gosh I hope the weather doesn't become too scary ....certainly sounds scary!. I love the horse. She looks a realy honey....and age should never put anyone off. My daughters little pony is going strong at 30 and my favourite horse of all time was 17 when I bought him.I have the loveliest memories of him.

Janet said...

She looks lovely Terry-fingers crossed she gets her forever home -love the header-stay safe !

John Gray said...

I agree with my sister she has a lovely face x