There’s something about a grey horse that just pulls me right in. One glimpse and I am a total goner, a love struck teenager again – does this happen to you too? If so, you are going to fall head over heels in love with Alice, who can be found on our Margaret River Ride in Western Australia. Here’s what you need to know about her.
Name of horse: Jesters Flat Alice Walker, known as Alice. All our stud horses are named after Australian literary figures. Alice Walker was the wife of Banjo Paterson.
Breed: Australian Stock Horse
Gelding or mare: Mare
How did you find the horse?
We bred Alice here on our property. Sire: Jesters Flat Regret, dam: Outback Fantasia (Scarlett).
How long has the horse been in your herd?
What do riding guests most love about this horse?
She is a splendid steel grey colour. Agile, lively, talented and very well educated.
What do you as guides most love about this horse?
Her responsiveness, strength and reliability. She has a great friendly nature.
Mention some of the horse’s idiosyncrasies.
Alice is very smart! Her mother (Scarlett) and her sisters (Gibbs and Kennedy) all love fiddling with gates and have been known to take the entire mob wandering on occasion!
She also comes up through the mob to say hello, certainly never shy!
Anything else we should know about the horse’s story?
Alice is our first stud foal! When she was about two years old she had a severe accident and nearly died. The local vet managed to treat her for blood loss and shock, and stitched most of her wounds. She still bears the scars today. We thought this would be the end of her riding career, but she has bounced back stronger than ever, and not the least bit nervous. A very resilient mare indeed!