SO we really don't want to have more babies, etc. but Ginger came in thin and preggers last summer--she even hid her baby from the vet for a bit, despite her growing belly. Needless to say there is no doubt now. She looks about 8" shorter because her belly is HUGE. The vet aged her at about 23. I believe I have the story straight some people had "rescued" her and put her in with a couple year old paint colt (ungelded, natch) and somehow she wasn't managing to gain weight. Back in August... Sabella Rush had picked her up and held her for a couple of weeks, so this is her after about 3 weeks of good food showing real improvement: We hung out really freaking hot day while waiting for a news guy to show up. Ginger's nobody's fool, she got right in there in front of the fan. Once she got going, she picked up the weight just fine and is now fat and happy. She was waxing on Sunday.... hasn't given us that baby yet!!! My secret (ok not secret, I tell everyone) hope is that I get Dusty riding and then adopted by July-ish and I take Ginger as my foster after that. I don't know why I adore her but I do. Lies. She's an aged QH broodmare with a kind, wise disposition. Of course I love her. I bet she rides, or at least doesn't really mind if you do jump on her back. (Let's get Dusty adopted so I can make good on my threat of being test rider for 20+ year old broodies.) Hopefully baby update soon!!! And I bet Ginger hopes soon, too, although on Sunday she was quite happy being stalled up and eating her straw. Haha.