I have been asked the same questions on the blog and facebook about Miss Star.
So here are the answers!
1. Star is not gaited, she is a Paint/TB , with seriously crappy feet, which we are hoping to get fixed in short order.
2. Star is most likely homozygous for the Black and White , I have no plans EVER to breed her EVER.She is a conformational train wreck, that DNA will not see the light of day.
3. She was 95% trained by yours truly. I bought her as an unbroken three year old Mothers Day 2004.
4. Her being an endurance horse is sort of serendipity, and I am grateful she will do anything crazy I ask her to do. Whether it be showing, cows, trails, endurance or Dressage, she always gives me 110%.
She is very used to my shenanigans:)
She is my heart horse.
I love that horse more than my husband and kids !
Even my Dad loves her as much as I do. She is the grandhorse :)
Grandpa called everyday while we were in Madras this weekend at the ride. To check on Star, not me, but to make sure she was doing allright.
Dad has always been very supportive of our showing, but this endurance stuff had him worried that I was going to go all Hildalgo and race her across the Sahara.
Dad: Joc, if Star gets tired , you need to stop and call it quits.
Me: Dad, I am not going to push her and make her do more than she can.
Dad: She isn't trained to go that far, you shouldn't even do the 10, its too far for her, she could get hurt.
Me: thanks for your concern, but I promise I will take good care of her.
Dad: Don't push my girl if she is getting sweaty and tired. Do you have First Aid for her?
Me: WTF Dad are you her Agent?
Dad: oh and have a good time : translation Guilt is a powerful means of communication in this family.
Are you getting the theme of this convo?
So imagine how the conversation went when he called and I told him we had completed the 30 miler.
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