Wow, I was not expecting this when I got up this morning.
I'm so very pleased, and a bit embarrassed since it's such an old work too. It's right in the middle of the period where I was developing my own semi-realistic style, so it's a bit awkward in that regard. As the case with most artists, I look at it now and there's so many things wrong with it. Snout is too short for her face being tipped down, pectorals are a bit too big. Horses are so muscular in general, it's tricky to make them realistic but still "feminine". Now I know to make it subtle, only emphasizing the bare minimum of muscles. You can draw a male pony muscular and no one will bat an eye.
To suddenly have a flood of people praising it...it means so much to me. To love my art, even this old piece with all its flaws. It was really just the kind of thing I needed to encourage me. I know I've learned so much more since then. I can do even better.
For all my new watchers, I will continue to draw the best I can and thank you so much!