Born in April of 1998, Pepper -- known as Miss Wild Reward in the AQHA -- won a number of team penning competitions before switching careers. In 2002, she even enjoyed a brief brush with fame as the only horse to successfully pen “Sweetness, the unpennable cow” (an epic tale in itself). As the valiant Valkyrie, she now bears Richildis down the lists. True, she’s an impatient lady of strong opinions. But Pepper is also remarkably level-headed, with a cheerful “can-do” attitude, lightning speed and the agility of a goat (a comparison that would probably make her pin her ears back). She prefers to be formally introduced before accepting scritches from new people, but never tires of attention from her owner or a close friend. Her remarkable beauty has not entirely gone to her head, but she does love having her tail brushed. She is owned by Ann Shilling, who takes great pleasure in shamelessly feeding her vanity.