Pushy Lady is a supremely talented mare whose short but brilliant
show career was cut short due to a leg injury involving a fence that
left her with a severed tendon. As she was getting up in age, we were
hoping for a filly to keep in our program. Pam carefully selected a
stallion to compliment her. She originally selected
The Revelation, but then
changed to his son, Rowdy Rev.
When talking to Mr. Harlan, Pam learned that
Rowdy Rev was much like his
sire with his towering height a great bone, but with just a touch better
shoulder. From The Tennessean: "At 16.3 hands tall,
Rowdy Rev is one of the biggest
stallions in the big-stake field. "He's just a monster of a horse,
but he's just like a puppy dog," Bobo said. "He'll put his
head on your shoulder and just love on you. He's sweet as he can be.
He's my buddy." 11 months later, along came Merida.
We call her "Merida"
as she is THE bravest filly you could ask for. Nothing intimidates her.
When we were first teaching her to pony, I rode
Golden Gambler and ponied
Merida. Most babies clack their teeth when they meet an adult horse
for the first time, especially a stallion. Not Merida. She didn't like
that he was tugging her along, so she laid her ears back and nipped
Merida loves and trusts humans.
She does anything we ask of her without fear or hesitation.
She has that brilliant "Pride's
Genius" mind that Rowdy
Rev and The Revelation
both have. She is constantly thinking and learning. You rarely have
to show her something more than once before she's got it. She lives
for praise and will do anything to earn it. That makes her an exceptionally
willing pupil. With her bright mind; love of learning; fearlessness;
rich, almost purple mahogany color and 4-beat gait, Merida will go far!