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.