Her next career was that of broodmare. Allison had five foals of her own, although the last, Daisy, was born to a recipient mare via embryo transfer.Godspeed, Allison. You will be missed.
The last couple years of Allison's life were spent in semi-retirement, chilling in the pasture and teaching Cara how to ride. I think Allison enjoyed this very much. She was a bright, cheerful, bouncy ride and would happily stand for hours in the cross ties allowing herself to be groomed and spoiled.
Here she is looking for cookies in Cara's pockets. Princess mares like Allison know that they deserve those cookies!
Hanging out in the pasture, but still hoping for cookies!
Because she was Cara's favorite, I took lots and lots of pictures of Allison.
Or sometimes just parts of Allison...
Hanging out in the pastures with her friend Callie.
As I mentioned earlier, Allison is survived by her five "children" and three (so far) "grandchildren". Here's a quick look at her beautiful family. First up is daughter Pixie with granddaughter Iris. Daughter Lexie with grandson Houston.