I woke up this morning to routine computer surfing when I came across a post on the Spanish Mustang Registry Official Message Board http://spanishmustang.org/cgi-bin/yabb2_3/YaBB.pl showing a video of a girl riding a very pretty blue roan pony over jumps. I’ll let the video do the talking for me.
Okay so this little bit of humor sent me on a wonderful journey down memory lane to a moment in time I cherish from the depths of my bones. Here is my daughter, Heather on Black Beauty her first pony.
Black Beauty was just like the little blue roan pony in the video. She would buck, kick up and thrust her head down and at last resort lay down, seemingly never to stand again. Black Beauty had been abused before we got her and these were her defense mechanisms. Even so she was a loving pony with a great sense of humor, it’s just that she had found great fun in finding ways to rid herself of work.
As it ended up I added a piece of baling twine to her bridle that went back to the saddle and if you look real close you’ll see it there holding her head up as it disappears into her mane. She did not find this amusing, but it did allow Heather to improve her skills.
Black Beauty was the horse/pony who brought us all the way some eight years later to the Spanish Mustang and to Ka-Maw-I through his daughter (a Black Beauty look a like) La Senorita de Madrid (who oddly enough came with a similar history, lack of work ethic and funny bone).
However, we are extremely proud of her and thankful that she graced us with her own brand of abundant Black Beauty. She never failed Heather.
The rest is History.
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