- Dec 1, 2002
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Here she is on her 29th birthday! Dell Terra's Betty. 31.25" tall...color is listed as a palomino pinto, but I believe there is a silver gene at work on her.
Sire is Dell Tera's Hippy and she is out of Dell Tera's Margo.
I thought some of you fans would like to see her. I have worked over the last week to clip her and this morning she had a bath and a bit of showsheen and a quick photo shoot.
She was getting disgusted w/it all by the end, though:
For those of you that don't know "Gramma", she came to us in late 1995 as an unknown giveaway w/a low chance of surviving the winter. She was missing her left eye entirely and her right was cloudy and infected and she was in danger of losing it, also. She was very thin and weak:
We called out the vet and he recommended antibiotics for the eye, some different feed and we isolated her as she was getting bullied from the feed.
Once she got on the sr. feed and isolated from the other horses, she began to gain weight, shed her 6" long winter coat and became a new horse that Spring.
Her eye cleared right up and she can see and hear quite well. Since I was told she was possibly as young as 17 years old, we exposed her to our stallion that July 4.
Gramma was, in fact, 21 years old when she foaled the following Spring.
On May 21, 1997, she gave birth to a red filly,. our Cherry Bomb. Cherry Bomb has gone on to give us four foals, a beautiful red pinto filly(FLash), a black colt (Jack), a silver colt (Mouse) and a palomino colt (Comet).
Gramma has never had anymore foals. But, we learned in late 2003, that our "Gramma" was in fact Dell Tera's Betty! Thanks to Stacy Score, we learned a lot more about our little friend, and learned that she has more foals out there.
Gramma is our resident retiree, foal babysitter and one of our favorite girls. She enjoys her Sr. feed (I think she has about 8 teeth left) and the occasional stale sweet bread her fave being apple fritters.
Thanks for checking in!