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August 5, 2004

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Lady, the Pet of the Day
Name: Lady
Age: Seven years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Walkaloosa
Home: USA
   This is Spotted Lady, my Registered Walkaloosa mare. She is also registered in the Part Tennessee Walking horse Association. When we got her, it was sort of a surprise, as we were really checking on another horse that the farm had. While I was talking with the owner, I kept seeing a small black head poke out of the barn, then back in, when I asked about her, the lady told me that the horse was just an experiment, and she had not been even halter broke. I fell in love with her, but we had to do some work with her before I could bring her home. She was an ill-tempered, spoiled Mama's Girl. She kicked when you tried to pick up her feet, didn't want you to put a halter on her, or anything. Needless to say, we loved her and trained her, and she is a wonderful riding horse. It was definitely our surprise when this totally black filly shed out the following three years as a blue roan Snowflake Appaloosa!

    We have come a very long way with her, and she is due to have her first foal this summer. She is bred to a chestnut Appaloosa, so hopefully this will be a beautiful baby!

    Lady is what we've called her ever since we got her, though she's no lady - she is very silly, and very smart. She can tell within 5 minutes if the person on her back knows what they are doing, and though she has been professionally trained, she acts like she knows nothing. She wanders this way and that, like she's lost. Lady is also very vocal, as she loves to eat. When we get home of an evening, it's feeding time, no matter what time of night it is. She whinnies really loud, and repeatedly until she is fed! To me, Lady is very affectionate, I feed her myself every day. She's a sweet horse, but I am the one she will come drop her big head to, for petting. Then, she turns her tail to me, to be scratched. To others, she may come and see what they want, if they have something to eat, but she will wander off pretty quickly. She's a mama's girl, but we all love her to death.

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