Tess is the grand dam. She has been lead mare since she arrived at 2 years of age. She was bred by the Kohlers (yes, the sink people) and is remarkably talented. But, what I love most about Tess is that she is lead mare without ever hurting anyone. I swear, she just lays back an ear and everyone scatters! I still have her first foal, Gwendolyn, and the last, Wrigley. I wrote about Tess in my “Equine Canker Cured” post. It was this post and this mare that started the blog.
Mama Tess is totally retired – healthy and muddy – just the way she likes it. Update: Tess passed, comfortably, 11/2015. I was crushed.