But before I do that, I want to give a big shout-out to Sprinkler Bandit. Not only does she write one of my all-time favorite horse blogs (I read all the way back to the beginning - she's a great writer!) but she's been incredibly supportive of this blog and of Lex. If you ever come to Florida, Madame Bandit, you've got a place to stay and some horses to ride!
Like I said in an earlier post on Lex, I found her when the vet school was trying to re-home a bunch of thoroughbreds. I went down to see if she could be a resale project. (HA! I'm never letting her go.) With that in mind, I closely evaluated her conformation and took video of her running on the treadmill. I had never seen a horse run on a treadmill before, so that was fun.
These are just some of the pictures I took of her.
|This is the picture I couldn't stop staring at while I was making up my mind. That look will raise the rafters.|
|Pretty good shoulder for a jumper!|
|A back end that balances the front end pretty well, I think. That tail is driving me bananas.|
|Also, she has this soft, pleasant expression all the time, even when she's mad about flies.|
|This is my good friend Sophie, who is not a horse person. Lex loves her, as you can see.|
|Find me a person who wouldn't love that face. I dare you.|