Horse of the Month
:: June 2010
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Hawkeye is a registered Gaited pony and also registered in the Pinto Horse Association
of America, He is a handsome and sturdy little pony standing about 12.3 hands high.
We had seen him at the pinto shows and admired his good looks, his fun cheeky ways
in the arena and decided to lease him. When he arrived at our farm we were so excited,
I knew when the trailer pulled away, he would never leave. Hawkeye has been with
us for about a year in a half. He has not only taken care of my daughter Taylor
but she has learned so much from Hawkeye. We have taken him to the ocean numerous
times, trail rides, and gaming events. He is always happy to see us and eager to
load up and go on any adventures or to competitions.
Taffy is 7 yrs old buckskin mare, she is a wonderful mother, very loving and gentle.
Taffy loves being groomed and loved on.
Spudoodle, is my 12-year-old Appaloosa gelding. I had been away from horses for
almost 30 years when I bought Spud as a 3-year-old. Since day one he's taken
care of me on trail rides. We've also started doing a little barrel racing,
which he enjoys as much as I do. He loves people, and has made the first encounter
with horses for many children and adults a very positive experience. He loves all
kinds of treats, but his favorite is cinnamon sugar doughnut holes. This summer
we will celebrate our 10th anniversary of enjoying life together. He's my best
buddy and I can't imagine life without him.
Wyatt means "little warrior" and we chose this name because he is a miracle
twin born less than half the size of an average foal, but with the fighting spirit
of an entire Army. We were expecting a filly (we could tell via ultrasound) and
to our surprise we ended up with one of each. Wyatt's beautiful sister, Darla
took a few breaths and quietly passed. Wyatt was stall bound with his wonderful
mom, Deidra, for nearly a week due to his fragile and tiny state. He had a catheter
in his neck until he was 10 days old and got a visit from the vet every 8 hours
for 2 weeks and had a laundry list of about a dozen precaution drugs he had to be
given. He was a fighter from the beginning. No one told him he was small. No one
told him he was in danger. No one could tell him anything! Wyatt is now a year old
and perfectly normal. He has a true fun, winning spirit and a loving team to back
him up! We are excited to see what the future holds for our amazing, healthy boy
and look forward to his show career starting in the near future!
Stanley raced in Illinois and Michigan for five years and far more than earned his
keep. When he was done racing, my trainer bought him for resale. Unfortunately,
after passing through the hands of some people who knew little or nothing about
horses, he ended up with somebody who was going to take him to the slaughterhouse.
Before the worst could happen, though, one of my trainer's friends recognized Stanley
and called her, and she immediately bought him back. By this time, poor Stanley
was so emaciated, you could have hung your jacket on his hipbones.
I met Stanley and it was love at first sight; we hit it off right away. We got some
weight on him, and once he was in shape again, we trained him as a hunter. He did
his second career - and did it well!
Stanley has been more or less retired for a few years now, but we continue to go
out for our nice pleasant strolls. He spends most of his days with his head buried
in a round bale, and his favorite treat is carrots with the greens on them, but
will happily munch whatever snacks he can con you out of. Stanley is my best friend,
and even now he still just wants to make me happy.
Valkyrie is a 14 yr. old Morgan who is "Mr.Personality". He is never without energy
and life. Valkyrie is my mother's trusty trail horse, he always takes good care
of her, whether going out alone or with a group. Being a Morgan, he will trot for
hours and hours, so we nicknamed him "Happy Feet", because he's always happy when
he is moving out and trotting along the trail. Valkyrie is also a Level 3 Parelli
Natural Horsemanship trained and rides in a rope hackamore. He is a Left Brain Extrovert,
which means that he is playful and "demands" attention all the time.
This is Harmonize DCT. It took 3 seasons of breeding her mom "Mesmerize JM"; she
would settle and then absorb the fetus every time. My vet, Dr. Jay Meyer made a
deal with me, "Let me try one more thing........If she does not settle, you owe
me nothing." What could I say but yes and thank you? So this is the picture of momma
and baby - Mezzy and Harmony. They are both registered Arabians.
3 Sox was a "Wild Mustang", we adopted him from the BLM for our daughter when she
was twelve and he was two. He was captured in Nevada. When we first brought him
home, you couldn't even get near his pen. My daughter finally gained his trust and
with help from a trainer, he became her best friend. She has barrel raced and done
poles on him in 4-H gymkhanas. He was her parade horse when she received a Rodeo
Queen title. One day, he saved her from stepping on a snake. He ran ahead of her
and stomped the snake. He truly loves her.
Gem's Rockin' Rose "Rocky". My two-year old Rocky Mountain Horse
at our first horse show. Rocky won two second place trophies out of three classes.
He's a typical RMH; sweet natured, loves attention and has a heart as big as
This is Alibi, he is a 11 year old Standardbred. He was an eventer, but is now a
lesson horse for young kids. What makes him special is his dependability and ability
to trot an entire Beginner Novice course and make the allowed time! His favorite
food is just about everything.