||Edgewoods Skip To My Lou
||Eight years old|
||Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA|
Skip To My Lou is a 1994 AMHA/AMHR silver dapple pinto
driving mare that I bought from Priscilla Lane of Holly Lane Farm on
August 26, 2002. Priscilla bought Lou from our friend, Marilyn Hoffman
of the very prestigious Hilltop Stud Farm.
Lou is a very, very sweet and affectionate mare and she is also a
lovely driver. She drives like a dream and goes on an ultra light touch.
She does a lot more than simply drive quietly. She could win blue
ribbons in roadster and she can really do a lot of fancy things with a
cart (360's, barrels, obstacles, etc.). She also knows how to set right
up for halter class and to s-t-r-e-t-c-h that pretty neck!
Lou was in a
very bad state when Marilyn Hoffman bought her in 2000, but you'd never
know it now. She had been starved and some minis on the farm she came
from actually died from starvation and dehydration. Lou was so weak in
2000 that she had to be lifted into the horse trailer to be hauled to
Hilltop Stud Farm. She got very lucky, thank God! Lou is one of the
good ones and is an extremely kind and gentle mare. She loves attention
and people, despite her past neglect. She absolutely loves to be
scratched between her front legs, and isn't too shy to let you know how
much she enjoys it. She's really a joy to be around and I'm so happy
she's one of our horses.
I am so grateful to Priscilla for allowing me to buy such a gorgeous and
fun mare. I had been admiring Lou since the day Priscilla brought her
home. I thought she was the best looking mare at the stable, with that
pretty head and conformation and markings just the way I'd paint them if
I could! then, I got to drive her in July and she's been on my mind a
lot ever since! Lou never needs to worry again because she's got a
forever home with a family who loves her. Lou is in foal to our
National Top 5 horse, Triple H Derby Day Miracle, for June 2003. We
think the baby will be pretty and gentle, having such beautiful and
quiet parents! Derby is crazy about Lou (and so am I)! Lou lives at
Holly Lane Farm in Spotsylvania, Virginia. This farm is right around
the corner from our farm. Lou will be at Holly Lane Farm at least until
the foal she's now carrying is weaned.