Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The road continued..

Well I thought I would finish the story of the horses in my life and leave you with a few more pictures of them as well.

This is Splashdance when I first got her. She was in need of a few pounds but she turned out to be a great lady. She became the mount of a little girl that was mentally retarded and her owner still contacts me to this day praising this mare. The next horse was Magic, he was a grey appaloosa gelding. He turned out to be a cold backed not so magic horse for me. We parted ways quickly as I could not afford to get hurt and he was beyond my training abilities. Next came Sierra, a lovely palomino mare that unfortunately I was never able to get my hands on her papers. She came to me as an unbroke and I mean not even halter broke 3 year old. In fact my friend who gave her to me had to rope her and tie her to the saddle horn of another horse to load her in the trailer. Sierra was a good mount and I rode her across the state of Florida on the cracker trail ride and all over various other states. She stayed with me nine years. I sold her only because she was the type of mare that needed to be ridden regularly or else. When I finally got pregnant with my first boy it was clear I did not have the time to devote to her. She lives just down the road from me now and the little girl that has her loves her and rides the hair off of her.

This is Sierra and me in the Jack's fork river down at Emininence Mo on the cross country trail ride.
Next horse was Tank my wonder boy. Yes he still resides with me and probably will until his last breath. What can I say about this boy except that he is my "one" horse. I can take him absolutely anywhere and do anything with him and count on him to be a perfect gentleman. All who have ridden him will tell you he is the best! Next came Casey, can't even remember her registered name...... she was a paint filly I bought to halter but she ended up with knee problems. She had huge knees that were growing way to fast for her age, she became a broodmare. Next was a detour from the norm, I bought a Fjord horse. For those of you who don't know what they are , they come from Norway and are amazing little horses. They resemble miniture draft horses and are the sweetest most gentle creatures. I bought Copycat thinking my boys could ride him eventually. Unfortunately Fjords live on air and I could not keep the weight of him and worried he would founder on me. He was as tall as he was round and comfortable to ride. I sold him to a therapy riding program in PA and he is doing just wonderful there.
At long last comes Harley my newest horse and hopefully one I will keep for a while to come. He was a green four year old when I bought him and we are coming along each day.
Well, that sums them up . Maybe I can find some pictures of the missing ones somewhere in that creepy basement another day.
Happy trails...


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Strawberry Lane said...

Enjoyed meeting each of your horses. Like the way you described each one.

Sierra is absolutely beautiful!

Rising Rainbow said...

Looks like you've been fortunate to have some nice horses.

Christy said...

That's a beautiful picture!! Just thought you should know :)