Bess is a gentle beautiful soul who continues to make progress with her ridden career, after a slow start due to her extreme shyness. Bess is an old-fashioned name that was very often given to horses back in the day.
Captured on Todd River Downs in 2019 as a result of extensive research into the likely presence of old-boodlines breeding true to this day in the isolated and harsh country but being removed as feral animals so facing extinction in this area.
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Additional content related to BessStories and history:
Photographing Walers: a Hobby
Todd River Downs Horse Capture
Kinnear’s and Buckjumping
Walers in Action
Old-fashioned Names for Old-fashioned Horses
Todd River Downs Photo Record
Old Bloodline Walers