Packin' Black Boots (aka Boots) is an 11 year old Paint/Appendix mare that was shod as a 3 year old for training but then bred so she didn't have shoes on for long. After a broodmare career producing 3 beautiful foals, she's now my (Natalie) jumper and a darn good one at that. The video above was taken on 9-30-10 at the Culpeper Finals at Commonwealth Farm. We placed 3rd out of 16 which I'm very proud of since we beat a few professionals. Boots was also High Point Novice Horse at Sandstone Farm 2010 and placed 4th out of 21 at the Culpeper Cavalier Classic in June 2010. UPDATE: I sold Boots in 2013 to a woman who said she was going to show her in dressage and trail ride her. Frustratingly, she instead sold her to a show jumper person who put shoes on her after all the work I did decontracting her hooves. Sadly, this is par for the course in my quest to help horses. I repair the damage and then others start the process of disintegration all over again. But I have seen so many success stories so it is worth the effort!