I will be posting on Lilly, our oldest mare in our small remuda. She is twenty-five years old and will turn twenty-six this January. Her registered name is Ima Lil Moore. Her pedigree is found on our ranch website, Flying Hat Horses. She is a paint horse and the mother of Star, another paint on our place.
I am posting on Lilly because she is in good condition going into the winter, but she has osteoarthritis and has trouble at times getting up, a bad sign for a good horse.
She is a part of our family. I mean that in the closest sense. She has been a companion for our foals when they were young, a good saddle horse for our grandchildren and a constant companion for me.
I want to write about her and explain to you why she is close to me.
Today, she rose on her own after I softened the arena so she could get traction. Today, she is fine and I am happy. It’s a good day for her. Remember that: good day.
- Willful Lilly (swamericana.wordpress.com)
- Holiday wishes from Sage to Meadow and field notes (swamericana.wordpress.com)