She's exactly 14.2 hands high, which makes her a big pony or a small horse. She has two really distinctive marks: a horse-head brand on her thigh and a unicorn-shaped white splash on her belly (I can't remember which sides, left or right, for either of these.)
She comes to us via Sis's old riding school from a horse farm in Vermont, where she lived outside on a mountain. Now she's at a new barn, where she mainly lives outside in a paddock either by herself or with another mare. She isn't so fond of male horses; she kicked one at the old barn who had bitten her (both were okay in the end.) There is a "fan club" trio of male horses who watch her at the new barn, their heads swiveling in unison at the young mare; even the donkeys like watching her. As Sis's old riding coach said, "You horse has a nice ass!"
She is very patient in the aisle when she's being groomed and harnessed or unharnessed; we wonder if that's how she got her name. She throws her head when the saddle goes on before a ride and yawns a few times when the bit comes out afterwards. She has been feistier recently, perhaps because of the fan club, and even tossed Sis off for the first time on Saturday when she was startled by the truck of a neighbor of the farm.
Sis loves her completely (her yawns, her fluff, her scent, her soft nose, her wiggly lips, etc etc etc) and especially loves taking pictures of her derpy (silly or dopey) side. And Mama and I are becoming horse lovers, too. Mama is even thinking of riding.
How could we not love that face?