Nicki, Your mare is a virtual double for a mare I leased way back in the early 80's, in fact I cant see any difference at all. I'd be interested if my old mare apeared in Zara's pedigree anywhere. Her name was Oakdale Tara. I only had her for a year and sadly it was a bit of a love/hate relationship that we had She was good in almost every way- her downside was she had learned to buck and pigroot, with the previous leasee, and did so whenever she felt like it, I learned how to fall off really well with her- I was only 12yrs old. When she wasnt bucking she was very very good- she never shied and never got scared. She won many championships at shows too. She certainly never put me off the breed she simply had learned a bad habit that at 12yrs of age, I couldnt fix. I heard a few years on that she had settled right down and become a quiet 'little kids' pony and a broody so I guess she did grow out of it eventually.