Coincidentally, today would have been my horse Pal's 26th birthday--how's that for timing?! I've blogged about Pal before and the timing of Woods' arrival into our lives. Pal was part Thoroughbred himself--he was a registered Quarter Horse but had a great-grand sire (father) who was a Thoroughbred, which made him what is called an Appendix or Running Quarter Horse. This is where he got some of his height (average height for a Quarter Horse is 15 hands--Pal was almost 17 hands tall!). His height and build led many to believe he was a Dutch warmblood which always made me laugh since that breed is far more fancy and expensive than my little ole American Quarter Horse.
|He looks two-toned here because he had just gotten a trace clip for the winter!|
Are you planning on watching The Kentucky Derby this weekend? Care to make any predictions yourself? I'm all ears!