Joyful, aka "Mama", is a 16.3 hand Thoroughbred mare only 7 years of age. Joyful was a highly talented Grand Prix prospect, who was simply pushed too hard, too soon. Her prior owner of a couple of years,
Kim Nelson, loved Joyful dearly, and when it became clear that Joyful would not stay sound, despite offers of the alleged 'good home', Kim looked for a retirement possiblity for Joyful. Because she has had problems in the
past which resulted in the removal of her ovaries, she is not a breeding prospect. The next best thing was The Golden Carrot. I don't know if a year or two of rest may make the difference for this mischievous mare, but
she will probably be a good prospect for flat classes with a little work. Joyful is the Kid out here - the nearest in age to her is Sara who is at least 14 years old. It is interesting to see how a mare who doesn't go
into season seems to have trouble integrating into herd. It's taken her some time to be accepted, but now she often eats breakfast with Jet or Joey.