No Free Horses!

No Free Horses!
Shiloh - a rescued horse (date was 7/14)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Snickers the Pony Declares, "It's SPRING!!!"

Meet Snickers . . .

He's been with me for 17 years . . . and is now 30 years old.  Besides working at summer horsemanship camps for 11 years and being a 4-H mount during the school year and helping to teach many children how to ride . . . and being a key ingredient in helping me detect the serious riders from the "ho-hum-this-looks-like-an-easy-thing-to-do" riders, Snickers provides comic relief for me . . . and has provided a comforting cuddle and soaked up many of my tears in the past three years.

Snicker's is a 12.2h POA gelding that still believes he's a stud . . . and is the most fun ride in the house . . . and I've often said that if he were 3 hands taller, he'd be my favorite mount.

His hair is clumping and lifting and drifting on the wind . . .

Snickers is doing his best to get rid of the extra hair . . .

and there are clumps of hair (lower left of photo) and a couple of spots on the ground where the hair sticks after he has rolled in the mud.

and when I return from work today, he will be the first one to get a good brushing with the sheddin' blade and shedding comb . . . and maybe I'll even put some Cowboy Magic in his mane and tail.

Spring is here and BUG SEASON is about to begin!!!

This is what Snickers will look like in another couple of months . . .
minus the bandage. :)


  1. Wow he really gets wooly, so cute though. My neighbor has a POA she rescued, beautiful animals.
    Thanks for the comment you left on C C, I'm seeing the blessing of having him more now than the heartache of losing him.

  2. Maria, the memories of CC will be all happy ones . . .
    One thing that pet/horse ownership brings, and that is the probable event of us having to say "good-bye" to jour horses during our lifetime . . . but the joy outweighs the sorrow. CC gave you joy just as you gave him a safe place to live out his last years.


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