My personal riding horse is Belle, a Clydesdale. She is retired from Carriage Driving. I started working with her and her team mate Bart, almost eleven years ago. She is way too much like me. We are cantakerous, moody and stubborn. She is actually a great trail horse. I have owned her since I graduated from College. She is the second horse that I have owned. I had an Arabian in High school. My third horse is actually the reason for the name of the Blog. I moved to Wyoming and had to get another horse so that my kids could still ride with me. I kept telling my husband that I bought Foxy for "purely educational reasons". She is infoal to a homozygous tobiano. She is a brown overo with one blue eye. My biology students will be predicting the color, color pattern, eye color, and sex of the foal. This will demonstrate understanding of genetics and will be much more fun than predicting pea color with punnett squares. Foxy is due on March 23. This will be her third foal, but her first since I have owned her.
Here is a picture of the stud. I tried to breed him to my clydesdale, but she was not interested. She was much more interested in his half-brother, the gelding, who is pictured here with Foxy's second foal, and another paint mare.
Here is a picture of Foxy. It's not the best, but you can see her coloring. Her first foal is a sweet, gorgeous buckskin solid. Her second is the sweetest solid chocolate dun on the planet, yes, pun intended.