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By Susan Salk on June 6, 2014
Ava was not a pretty girl. Standing 15-hands even, the bay mare appeared to have such a sloping, downhill build that some wondered if the poor thing was slightly deformed. “At one point I measured her, and she was several inches” shorter in the front than in the back, says CANTER Mid Atlantic Executive Director Allie Conrad. To make matters worse, Ava was having none of it from people. She didn’t want to play, and she appeared so immature in development that the idea of putting a regular-sized rider on her back seemed preposterous, Conrad says. Her Ways Okay New […]