Horse of the Month
:: Jan 2013
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"Think Mr. Peters"
Meet Think Mr. Peters, a 6 year-old-Quarter Horse. I'm 12 years old and for my Western
riding routine at our 4-H fair in Centreville, Maryland I not only dressed like
Superman but used the soundtrack of the movie; controlling “Petey” without a bridle.
I trained him to respond to my feet rather than my hands, and also to listen to
my voice commands. After that I devised a pattern based on the type of requirements
for the event and the song. Thanks to all my hard work and my incredible horse,
I won the event!
This is Tori, a 19-year-old Arab/Andalusian mare. She’s a trail-riding horse, even
though she’s the biggest chicken that ever existed. Tori is special because she’s
put up with all my whims for the last 16+ years, even when I ask her to do things
usually reserved for people’s canine pets (like fetching). When I introduced her
to painting, though, she really found her calling. In this photograph, she’s only
pretending to paint, but she has actually painted several pictures of her own, and
I think they’re just as good as any other abstract art that I’ve seen. Tori is special
because she’s an artist --- and because she puts up with me no matter what I ask
Foxy Lady is one of the best brood mares ever. She had nursed two babies when we
lost the mother. She's just a sweet mare that you can do anything with.
Marlin (a 17 year-old Thoroughbred) came as a pasture buddy for my other gelding
but quickly turned into my English and Western pleasure horse. He is definitely
the king of our little farm. He has such a colorful personality and is extremely
intelligent. Marlin is so well -mannered he walks to his stall himself from the
pasture with no help from me. He free ranges around the farm in the summer to help
us keep the grass trimmed. Standing at 16.2 he even lowers his head down for me
everyday so I can put his halter on, how sweet is that! He is the only horse I've
ever owned that actually opens his mouth for me automatically so I can put the bit
Meet Copper, an approximately 17 year-old mustang. He rides English and Western,
and now a 4-H-er is riding him as part of the local Horseless Horse project. Being
that Copper is a mustang he is just a little different from any other horse, which
is why I love him so much. I can go out in the pasture, call his name, and have
him come galloping to me-- there is nothing like calling your horse and having him
come running to you. The feeling is indescribable!
"Thank You Sam"
Meet 'Thank You Sam'! He is a 13 year-old Standardbred gelding who is off the
track! He raced very competitively till he was 9 and then retired. Through his dressage
training and show career, 'Sammy' has given his all! Three -time Standardbred Horse
of the Year in Standardbred Pleasure Horse Association Ohio (SPHO) high point earner
every year in pleasure , leadline, showmanship, youth. He has been to New Jersey
two years running for Nationals ...my Sammy never gives less than 100% and has a
home for life! I am Kassidy, 7 years old-- and I love my horse!
Meet Chase, the prettiest little appy you'll ever see! Chase is a 15.2 hand Appaloosa
gelding, and he is twelve years old. He goes any way you please, English or Western!
Chase is the most wonderful horse that you will ever meet; he can sense people's
feelings and knows how to make you smile when your feeling down. He has quite the
personality and loves to show off for treats! He makes the most handsome and gentlemanly
face when he sees a treat. He stretches his neck out like a camel and flaps his
lips until you give in and let him have a bite, although most of the time he manages
to grab the whole thing! Chase's favorite thing to do is roll in the mud (he likes
to pretend sometimes that he isn't a spotted horse but is in fact a brown hay-munching
mud creature) and gallop as fast as he can through the trails. Chase is the best
horse I have ever ridden and I can't imagine life without him!
This is Macy Luray, a six year-old registered Haflinger mare. She rides Western
and competes in the Haflinger breed shows. She also knows how to drive, and we're
currently working on driven dressage. Macy is special because of her character and
personality. She loves to learn new things, retains what she does learn, and is
a very solid horse. She's a great trail horse as well. And if I'm late with her
breakfast, she lets me know by neighing at the house!
This is Bandit! He is a 12 year-old Quarter Horse gelding. He stands right about
15 hands. He's everything I could ever dream of!!
Meet Felix, a 20 year-old Saddlebred. He rides Western, and was a Mounted Sheriff's
horse. These days he is semi-retired and trail rides in Ohio.