These are the earliest pictures of Danny, so I thought I would share them with you. Warning: there are a lot of them!
These three were taken the first time I ever rode him. I can see that my stirrups were too short. Do I look nervous? I should because I was. It was the first time he had been ridden in 2 years, it was the first time I had ridden in 5 years (atleast) and I had never ridden a horse with stringhalt before so it really took some getting used too, and yes, I held onto the saddle horn because frankly, its like riding a bike with triangle wheels.
Then my mom lost her house, and had to move. She did not have a place to keep him so I said I would give him a home. I contracted a transport service and paid $600.00 to have him brought to me. Many folks said I was crazy to spend that much on a cripple horse. To this day, I know I made the right decision.
About 6 months after that, my husband and I split up. I moved to a little trailer on five acres, with my two boys, my dog Mason, and Danny. I had to string fence and build him a shelter, which I was able to do with some help. He had pretty much the whole property to run on and there were 4 horses next door including a mare which he loved.
|He says- hey boy that tickles!|
|I wish my hair was still that long!|
|I have always loved this pic as he looks like a normal horse in it.|
|I think this is his profile pic on his blog.|
|Looking very regal|
We didn't stay there long though, about 9 months. TC and I started dating, fell in love and he asked me to move in with him. He hated my little trailer, especially since the water well was very shallow and not even fit to drink. But before we moved, the boys and I had a wonderful summer there. It was at the very end of the same main road I live off of now, but because it was so far out there was much more room for riding. I rode him quite a bit, as did Simon and his friend Patrick.
|This was the first time Simon ever rode him without me leading him|
|They did really well together|
|After we rode we hosed him down, he really liked it|
That is Patrick, my little red headed step child.
|Danny says: hey boy, get a little closer with those candies!|
|Got any more????|
|No Candies, no petting!|