Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sparky Update!

I know I do not often write about my wonderful 27 yo Morgan mare, but she is doing great. She is living the life of luxury as my retired horse. She gets plenty of hay, her senior grain, and lots of turnout. I brush her and keep her trimmed up, because even though she may no longer show, she still deserves it.

I took some pictures today and I am really pleased with how she looks. There have been times in the past when she has not looked "good" to me, but right now I am pleased with her body condition. Of course, having owned her now for over 16 years, I remember a much younger horse, so to me, she looks OLD. She has grayed out so much over her body, especially her face. :( But she is young at heart and still gives me the evil mare face each morning. So I know she is feeling good. :)

There is nothing quite like your first horse. <3 :)











5 comments:

moonowl said...

She looks really good E. Having had the honor of meeting the Miss S I have to say she is one grand old lady.

Now That's A Trot! said...

Sparky looks great! Yet another example that old horses are not "supposed" to be skinny!

Kate said...

She does look good! It's good to keep weight on the old ones - that's often their biggest challenge.

OnTheBit said...

She looks great! You know I always bug you about updates because Sparky is the best! Thank you for putting up pictures too...She could be the poster child of an aging horse she looks so good!

STB Eventer said...

Thank you guys! I do think she looks good and I am proud of that. :) I am so careful with her it is crazy. She is my best girl! :)