When I saw this adorable baby girl I never even thought about how big she would get. I spend years looking for a quality, well bred good looking, registered Appaloosa that specifically carried the dun genes. This baby girl was the first one I found. I'm a shorty and I really like smaller horses, but as time went by Topper just got bigger.
Yearling photo belowand BIGGER
Two year old year
And her 5 year old year standing next to the 6 ft tall tie wall.
She is so tall now that when I put my tiny little saddle on her, my stirrups are about the level of my neck. Do you know how hard it is to put your foot almost up to your neck just to get on a horse? I've had to resort to mounting blocks. Topper has mostly become Keith's horse to ride because he's taller then I and she's more his size.
Her registered name is Anna's Top Dun, but she's known here as Topper, Dufus, Danger Prone Daphne or "The Money Pit". She is a really nice horse with a good disposition when ever she's not injured, which is at least once a year if not more. I just wish she was shorter. Keith is hoping she will become his Mounted shooting horse, but we need to keep her healthy for at least one full year so that we can continue to ride her and practice.