One Cool Mare

By Julie Preble, Assistant Editor

Hannah is a pretty great mare. Even after showing, she willingly took the bridle so we could get a few after-the-show shots. | Photo by Joslyn Chapman

After I shared my first showing experience with the other H&R editors, their first question was “Who’s that cute horse?!” So, I thought I’d share with you a little bit more about Miss Hannah (or Hannah Banana, as I often refer to her).

The mare that I’m lucky enough to ride is Hannahs Poco Lena. She’s a 1996 buckskin mare by Dry Docs Monarch and out of Pena Peppy by San Peppy Luis.

Hard to believe she’s 16, right?!

She belongs to my trainer, Michelle Chapman of Eaton, Colorado, and her daughter Jessica. Hannah was actually the first reining horse Michelle owned and trained.

Hannah’s one of those amazing been-there-done-that horses that can safely pack around a little 2-year-old girl and then turn around and show me the reining ropes.

Pretty soon, she’ll be bred to Boom Shernic, and I can’t wait to see that foal! Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to blog about that, too!

Did you have one of those amazing horses that taught you an event?

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