Nope, not going to post the traditional Mother's Day post. Instead, I'm going to show off one of my 'babies' to you today.
This is my beloved Wimpy. Well, that's his nickname anyway. His real name is TP Wimpys Top Little Whiz. He is a yearling, with a very famous sire, Wimpys Little Step, the NRHA's youngest million-dollar sire.
Wimpys Little Step
His Mommy isn't too shabby, either. My sweet Windy, or should I say Topsails Windy Whiz, is the daughter of another NRHA phenom, and 2009 Nine Million Dollar sire, Topsail Whiz. Yep, he's a producer. In a big way. And beautiful, just like his daughter, my sweet mare, Windy.
I have a special bond with both Windy, and her first foal, Wimpy. When Windy was a 3 year old at the NRHA Futurity, she was a real diva. Back then, I didn't like her too much, thought she was cocky and had an attitude. She still has her strong will, but I have never seen such a wonderful mother in a mare (and I think they're ALL great mothers, but this one is exceptional). Topsails Windy Whiz
When she was in foal with Wimpy, I stayed up with her for a few nights right before his birth, pacing the floor and tending to her needs. She has been the only one of all of our mares that actually foaled in the barn. Carrying such precious cargo, we couldn't run the risk of putting them in danger outside...
first photo of Wimpy, right after his birth 4/ 2008
His birth was a much anticipated and exciting event. Of course, in typical mare fashion, she chose to foal the one night I wasn't in the barn, and so I missed it! The photo shown above is the first shot of sweet Wimpy.
And look at him today: What a beautiful yearling he is! And totally sweet and full of mischief. He and my son have quite a bond already. Wimpy is the most gentle and trusting young horse I have ever known. He is truly a exceptional horse and he holds a very special place in my heart.