Introducing My Mare Tessa


Animal Lover
Feb 12, 2017
Hi, I wanted to introduce my special mare, Tessa. She is a 10 yr old red dun tobiano APHA (which I always dreamed of owning but never thought I would). She's my first horse and I've now owned her for about 1 1/2 yrs. She is a very sweet, smart girl but has plenty of sass. Tessa is very opinionated on how she is ridden and is extremely sensitive. I appreciate this for the most part because she responds to the lightest cue, but it also means she can be a handful at times!

Tess wasn't really ridden before I got her so it's been a journey for each of us. I'm training her in Dressage and some beginner's jumping right now. I'm also doing some liberty work with her! I hope to start showing her this summer. Tessa is often featured in my art, as my other animals are, because I love capturing their personalities on paper.

Note: I also love photography, so be prepared for pictures galore when I post about any of my animals! I'll introduce the others soon!

My girl and I

I gave her the nickname "Tess Mess" for a reason!

Sassafras:love_heart: I'm itching to draw this!

Here are a couple of the many art pieces I've done of the little miss

This is done in graphite:

Colored pencil of Tess and her brother


Pack Leader and Lover
Mar 28, 2012
Beautiful horse!