Tessa arrived at the ranch when she was about five years old. She was very skinny and somewhat malnourished which seemed to have stunted her growth . After lots of TLC and training she has became a lovely shiny black mare that adores small children. She has been known to get overly excited and pretends to be a barrel horse at times. This makes her a wild ride and it can be a lot of fun. She loves playing in water and having her mane combed and braided. Many kids at Heart Ranch adore her for her loving, calm and sweet nature.