So, I wasn't sure I'd ever really get to own another horse financially. Then I bought Holly and had one of those oh-crap-wtf-did-I-do panic attacks, that slowly faded after a few weeks and extra shifts got my finances back out of the red. So many little expenses, and she certainly unveiled some hidden issues we didn't see on trial. She's shook my small amount of confidence and made me grow like crazy as a rider in 6 short months...
- Those big brown eyes. She has some of the softest, prettiest doe eyes I've seen on a pony. She certainly knows how to bat those lashes at the boys of the barn :)
-Princess is attractive, she looks far more TB than QH, often surprising people who first meet her that she's Appendix. I'm sure she'll widen a bit with age, but she's lean and graceful for now.
-She's tolerant. She may have plenty of diva moments, but she takes a lot of bumping, flopping, and other rider spaziness I throw at her with a lot of grace for a greener horse.
-She has brains. She put's the pieces together and has come so far in 6 months. When she's scared, often she spooks and stops herself like "oops my bad", she doesn't lose her wits for the rest of the ride (just me lol).
-She has stride. I may not sit her canter well, but its awesome at a two-point/ half-seat, and adjusts more and more as she learns.
-She's mine. I can play with her whenever I want, my son gets plenty of horse exposure, and even the hubby's learning to work with her. I see her eventually packing my son around, and that melts my heart at the thought.