Editor’s note: For sure Spanky is no turkey and we give thanks for horses like Spanky who are faithful companions and make for a reciprocal friendship between owner and horse. For submitting Spanky, Sarafina Topolsky receives a generous gift certificate and horse treats from the forever friendly Agoura Feed, in Agoura Hills CA.
“Spanky is a 17 hand Percheron cross. I will never forget the first time I saw him. I was 12 years old when I got him and I was originally looking for something smaller to start eventing on.
When I first laid eyes on Spanky I have to admit I was not too happy we took the drive to see this GIANT horse. As soon as I started interacting with him the bond began to form. When I got on him it was a done deal. I was in love. The first lesson he taught me was to never judge a book by it’s cover. Spanky isn’t like other Percherons. His athleticism never ceases to amaze me. From eventing and dressage shows to riding double on trails he has the heart to do it all. We’ve jumped up to 3’10 and schooled third level dressage. Now Spanky is 19 and we enjoy our semi retired life. I continue to do dressage and we love to toodle on the trails. He truly is my once in a lifetime horse. “
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Horsing!