This is Cricket. She is a QH/TB cross owned by a long-time friend and ridden by her Grand-daughter. Cricket was ridden in Pony Club and local shows just a couple of years ago. She is currenly eating gobs of grass at my parents' place in Pike Road and I talked to her owner last week to see if she needed to be exercised. She said "YES!" so the owner came over today and we pulled Cricket out of the pasture to take her for a spin.
Mind you, she is only like 15.2 hands...but may look a little taller than that due to my...uh...towering 4'11 self.
Her owner lunged her then rode her so I could see how she went before I climbed on. She did really well for not being ridden in a while.
I think I could have dropped my stirrups a hole or 2...this is the length I ride Scout and Tonto!
It sure was fun being on a larger horse again!
Cricket is a sweetie and definitely misses her young rider who has gone off to college. Maybe she'll be our weekend horse for a while. :)