Livy is a 2006 Holsteiner mare that we bought from the breeder. She has never worn shoes or lived in a stall. Because of this she is super healthy and my husband, Greg, backed her in 2010 and she is doing well. UPDATE: We noticed in the spring of this year, 2012, that Livy was fat. Unbeknown to us my colt, Dewey, had helped in the matter and she was in foal! What a lovely surprise when she had Wowzer on July 16, 2012. So Wowzer is a Holsteiner/Hanoverian/QH cross. He plays with Dad who is now gelded.