|Darlin at the auction|
|Her hooves were neglected and way too long.|
So, I made the decision to bid on her. I ended up paying $100 for her. Not much for a registered AMHR miniature mare. Next decision was how to get her home. I had to go home and get the horse trailer. When I returned to get her, I felt really bad. They were loading horses up for the feedlot (slaughter), packing them tight in a stock trailer. Here I had this teeny mini horse in a spacious two horse slant load. I wished I could of taken one of the other horses from that cramped trailer but, I was going to have enough trouble from my husband.
It's May now, it's taken Darlin quite a while to settle and get friendly with me. We are starting to bond and her hooves are coming around. I've done all her hoof trimming myself. Our big plan for the summer is to enter our first SASHA (Spokane Area Small Horse Association) show.
|Darlin's hooves in less than a year|
|Pretty Little Darlin|