So I thought I would take the time this post to introduce you to my horse Bonnie.
Bonnie is a registered appaloosa mare her registered name is Bonnie Blue Eyes
I purchased Bonnie when she was four years old and this year she will be 28 years old.
She is trained in all three seats, western, english, and saddle seat. She was an all-around horse, being able to complete in halter, showmanship, hunter in hand, western & english equitation and pleasure, Trail, reining, hunter Hack, and gymkhana. Of course she excelled in some classes more than others.
In the 1990's we traveled the east coast showing the Appaloosa circuit and showed locally in 4-H
We also traveled to the Appaloosa National Horse Show in Oklahoma twice.
When I went off to college she was partially retired, I would ride and show when I could.
She was diagnosed with Cushing's disease a few years ago and now is completely retired due to suffering from a mild stroke last year. She is fine except that she is having a bit of a balance/trust issue with her hind legs. Sometimes she acts like her left hind leg is not there. She receives acupuncture monthly and it helps a lot and do exercises with her to try and get her to realize/trust that the leg is there and she can trust it to hold her up.
Bonnie will be with me "forever"