15 hand Thoroughbred mare, 20+ years old
Ginny came to us years ago as our first boarder. She was pregnant and needed some TLC. I watched and assisted as her baby (filly) was born. After some months her owner decided to sell her and the baby…I just couldn’t let her go, so I bought them both. She became my favorite horse to ride, full of energy and such a pretty mover. It became apparent that somewhere in her past she had some good training.
One morning when I went to feed, I found her in severe pain. Got her loaded on the trailer and into the vet. The news was devastating. Her knee was fractured (shattered), and she only had a slight chance of recovering. The vets told me to take her back home, which I did barely able to see through my tears. They later told me that they truly expected to get a call from me that she was down and needed to be euthanized. I would groom her and sing to her daily, kept her confined and quiet (not easy for Ginny). She made a miraculous recovery, is perfectly sound with only a loss to her range of motion in that knee.
We don’t jump her anything more than 1’, which she loves. She is a favorite for leasers that want to feel the wind or run the barrels.