Some people talk about “ring presence”. Twiggy was ring presence personified, but really she had that regal stature all the time. Portia did a fine job of training her, to the point that it all looked so good and easy in the ring. Twiggy pulled a dog cart before we discovered custom made sulkies, a sleigh and vintage pony-sized carts in parades, all with ease and dignity. She won almost all the driving classes she entered in her first National Show in Oklahoma City. While some would say that driving was not all that competitive early on, there are few who could deny the rivalry between Moonlight Bay and Twiggy at the Texas State Fair, Lexington, KY, and the National Show in Katy, TX. They demonstrated what fine driving horses Miniature horses could be. 46 Miniature Horse World JUNE/JULY 2013 Twiggy’s wins included 1987 AMHA National Grand Champion Open Roadster Driving, Multiple Champion Mare at the Colorado State Fair, Champion at the Denver Western Stock Show and the North Dakota State Fair and many others. While we did buy Twiggy, no one really owned Twiggy, nor was she ever really broke! Highly trained, magnificent in stature, and over-flowing with talent and heart, she was one of the very best representatives of what a Miniature horse should be. We loved her. Sincerely, Garnie Johnson Twiggy and her only foal, Unintentionally Cocoa, aka, Ziggy. Twiggy pictured still winning at age 27.
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