Wednesday, February 27, 2008
An Arabian Mare
This post is in response to a post written by my friend Mikael at Rising Rainbows . Apparently someone out there in the blogosphere has trashed the Arabian Horse for some unknown reason, only reason I can come up with is simple ignorance. The Arab was always my favorite as a kid and I always hoped to have one when I grew up. As it turned out, I ended up with my muttly girls, which suits me down to the ground, however, I met a friend, who has Arabs and I had the opportunity to keep one of his own at my property for awhile, so that my husband could get the feel (because that is one of his favorite horse breeds). I also had a house full of young adult non riders and newer riders at the time. Todd lent me his beautiful Arab mare, "Toots".
Her registered name escapes me. But I have never met a sweeter, more well trained mare in my life. This horse would load herself on a trailer without lead and back out when asked. She rode bitless and was quite forgiving as all kids took a turn on her for a quick ride around the pasture. My daughter, Becs and I popped her and Misty in the trailer once and went for a ride down a local trail, shared with bicyclists, and she happily moved along the trail without so much as an eye blink and took good care of Becs. A great horse, that was often shown in western pleasure. She was 17 years old at the time of these pictures. So that would make her around 21 now. A beautiful marvelous horse. She's also been used as a lesson horse for young riders. She even carried my fat butt around the pasture without complaint. So anyone who takes issue with a breed for whatever their reason, out to think about how one horse may be trained and cared for.
Posted by Callie at 8:23 AM