It looks like she wanted to go hide in that cave but didn't quite dare. =)
She is a Peruvian Paso, my favorite jungle-dwelling breed. She's also a lovely golden roan, which I assume is roan on palomino. I have convinced my sisters to let me keep her as a late birthday present even though she's yet another mare.
|No wonder she didn't want to go in that cave.|
I have decided to name her Xanadu. Somebody needed to think of a mare name that started with an X, and I was up for the challenge. Thank you, Google, for introducing me to this tropical plant, Philodendron Xanadu, or Xanadu for short. Xanadu has a nice ring to it, don't you think? Rhymes with Timbuktu, but definitely more poetic.
According to Wikipedia, Xanadu was also the summer capital of Kublai Khan's Yuan Dynasty in China. Samual Taylor Coleridge mentions it in his famous poem Kubla Khan. It's also the title of a musical - the musical takes its title from a nightclub named Xanadu. Eh. I'm more interested in the plant.
Here is what Xanadu looks like under saddle:
|A pale yellow palomino. So cheery.|
|Brio in all of his cremello glory.|