Akita’s First Year

Akita 2 weeks old, leading well. Note the attitude with ears & tail. That's me, almost 12 years old.

Here is another picture of Akita and me – 11 years old.  I chose her name from a book about Indian words, and Akita means “to try for”.  

Every day when I opened the stall door, she was sprinting out into the aisle, then out the end of the barn.  I had to get quick and coordinated, in order to get the mare haltered and outside before she stomped me in her upset moments.  I have since been with other week old thoroughbred foals, and they just up and run, fun bursts of speed and freedom.