This is my favorite driving mare, and broodmare. She is of Dell Tera and Egyptian King breeding. She is one of the few minis I have seen so far, that has a real honest to goodness stifle; as in the big-square-butt from behind...like one sees in the good 1/4 horses and Appys.
She is in her first year of harness training in this picture, and once she got herself together, what an awesome driven-dressage horse she turned out to be. I am pulling her out of "moth-balls" and the breeding pen to drive again next year.
Can't think of any lines that have a better track record considering the small number of them shown in recent years at the "A" Nationals than the sons and grandsons of Century Farms stallion Circle S Bill Bailey. In '03 half-brothers got National Grand Champion Single Pleasure Driving and Reserve National Grand Champion Single Pleasure Driving, and in '04 the '03 Reserve horse got World Grand Champion Single Pleasure Driving. Oh yeah, in '02 another half-sibling got National Champion Country Pleasure Driving. How do I happen to remember that? Cause I have a Bill Bailey grandaughter in my barn out of your mare Whitney!!!!! And she can MOVE.
Ginia do you have any photo's of your bailey granddaughter? I have a black bailey daughter that i have driven a few times but have high hopes for her. she's purdy. she doen'st have quite as nice conformation as i had hoped for (purchased her in her jammies and she turned out to have a steeper shoulder than i'd prefer)...but boy i'm hoping those Bill Bailey genes have passed on to her