Island rose billy lucille
Island Rose Billy Lucille (REG #9505) is a 15.2hh purebred Canadian mare born May 6, 2001. Her full pedigree can be found on the CLRC website.
As our first horse, and our first Canadian, Lucy holds a special place in our hearts. She came home not long after her first birthday. The barn was just under construction and, as is typical of so many Canadians, our little Lucy wanted to help. Nothing phased her – nail guns, saws, drills, powr hammers. We had to build temporary fences to keep her away from the construction zone, just to keep her safe. Plus the little “hey what ya doing” nuzzle that often came while using the saw was causing too many bad cuts. Today, Lucy still knows that barn was built for her!
Lucy is a more traditional Canadian; she is a large bodied, strong horse with an excellent, ground-covering trot. She is built to pull a carriage . . . or perhaps a train car! As with many Canadians, Lucy struggled to find balance in her canter so it took quite some time for her to get comfortable in that gait. She is also a typical “bomb proof” Canadian; nothing really phases her. She also taught countless kids to ride, somehow knowing that the little need extra special care.