This is 'my' beautiful mare Valentine, who I have been working with the last few weeks. I love to say she is mine, even if she is not. When her owner went to college, she needed someone to offer attention to her forgotten mare. My old horse trainer volunteered me for the job!

Val, or "Val", is an eight year old minimum white (other then socks and blaze, she has nothing) Paint mare. She is moody at times, but aren't we all? She's 15.3 hands high. I hope to show her in 4H next year and in local horse shows:

< --- From today, braided her mane for the first time to make it wavy!

< --- She is really smart. Took her only a week to learn this!

< --- After a bath.

< --- Val and myself <3