THE GOOD PONY – “Smokey” June’s HOM
Jun01

THE GOOD PONY – “Smokey” June’s HOM

  “Smokey” thinks that he is a horse – no one bothered to explain to him that he is only 12.2 hands.  I bought Smokey when my first daughter was born – he was 4 years old, and I bought him 5 minutes after meeting him.  He is the best little guy.  He is a welsh type B, and turns 9 next month. If you ask Sophia, my four year old, she will tell you that he is as close to a unicorn as they come. She loves to trot, and her legs are finally long enough to kick and make Smokey go.  He is the dirtiest pony, and loves to roll. Keeping him somewhat clean is a full time job. Smokey is still learning, but he has a heart of gold, and loves his kids. He is an adventure pony on the trail, and a flashy gentleman in the show ring, but best of all, he lives in the front yard where he gives kisses to parents and kids in the neighborhood every day. For submitting “Smokey,” Sarah has won a prize from Agoura...

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THE GOOD HORSE – Loving “Jack” Pony of the Month for May
May01

THE GOOD HORSE – Loving “Jack” Pony of the Month for May

Pony Jack is “Horse of the Month” and we are so lucky to have his 9-year-old owner tell his story. Kalianne leased Jack for two years before her parents purchased him. Good Ponies are hard to find and Jack is special. Acquiring him took patient persistance but well worth it.   Kalianne and Jack have won a prize from the Calabasas Saddlery.                   Kalianne and Jack have a special bond of empowerment and trust. This is what horses do for young people – they teach commitment and perseverance. DF77DBF4-856C-44D8-8BD3-984EB07B1CD5.MOV                ...

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THE GOOD HORSE – “Flash” April Horse of the Month
Apr12

THE GOOD HORSE – “Flash” April Horse of the Month

Super “Flash” is our Horse of the Month for April. This 17-year-old Paint gelding is sensational on the trails. “He’s as bomb proof as it gets,” claims owner Lonna Weber.  For submitting Flash, Lonna has won a gift certificate from West Valley Horse Center of Agoura Hills, California. No doubt she’ll put her prize to good use as  Flash has plenty of “Barn Buddies”.     Lonna keeps a beautiful barn and her animals are so content. Some of Flash’s pack includes: Milly the Goat, Daisy the Duck, “who thinks she’s a dog” and famous Spanky the Donkey. These are just some members of the animal family at Lonna’s Barn. I thought for sure Daisy the Duck would peck me when she approached, but instead she lowered her head to receive pats on the back.                     ...

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THE GOOD HORSE – MARCH ***REPEAT*** for 2017
Mar01

THE GOOD HORSE – MARCH ***REPEAT*** for 2017

PARK PLACE STORM  is once again HOM for March! Storm just turned 28 years strong  and deserves recognition once again after surviving what was likely a small tornado that took out his shelter a few years ago. A large tree toppled the roof of his paddock, trapping the Morgan gelding under the wreckage. He waited patiently for hours until daybreak when barn hands literally cut through twisted, metal pipe to free him.  As some of his human herd gathered to celebrate his 28th birthday, we felt his story from 2014  was worth repeating.  “Storm” Survives  “The Storm” Storm is an accomplished 25-year-old Morgan. Yeah, I know it’s another Morgan, our third in a row! But there’s just something about this breed that just keeps amazing us! Storm is handsome and good-natured and on February 26th, in the early morning hours, this 14.1 hands, gelding would be put to the test. As torrential rains and heavy winds rolled through the valley where Storm is kept, trees were toppled and a good-sized tack shed blew over on it’s side. A large tree fell crushing the roof of Storm’s pipe corral, leaving it totaled and uninhabitable. However, this seasoned vet found a place in his paddock where he was safe. Had Storm been a taller horse, he probably wouldn’t have fared as well but his body type along with his calm, unfettered nature left him unscathed. Standing, yet barely able to move, Storm waiting patiently for the 7:00am feed time when the Barn Manager came to his rescue and safely cut him out of his pen. We are in awe of this horse’s bravery and level-headedness in a terrifying situation. We applaud Storm and appreciate fate for being so kind to him and his owner Michelle.  And that’s why Smart, Savvy Storm is our Horse of the Month for March. Know a horse we should consider for Horse of the Month?  Let us know about your GOOD HORSE by contacting us here....

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The GOOD Horse – Gorgeous Gio is HOM for February
Feb02

The GOOD Horse – Gorgeous Gio is HOM for February

  Gio is the GOOD horse! Beautiful horse and owner are featured this month and are the proud recipients of prizes courtesy of Bright Star Saddlery of Simi Valley. Bright Star is determined to be the one stop shop for Ariat and Kerrits riding apparel. So its only fitting they would supply this month’s winner with a water-resistant riding coat by Kerrits. Scarf and Jewels also from Bright Star.    I’ve known Gio since the day he was born, and I instantly fell in love when I saw that snip and his big brown eyes. His sire, Honor Hill Shadrach, was a personal favorite of mine. He only threw fillies over the years, but one year, he finally had 2 colts. The breeder decided to keep one has her future stallion, and Gio was then gelded because his head was too long. Lucky me!! He then became mine when he turned 2. His sire passed away shortly after, and so I ended up with the only colt by Shadrach that was ever offered for sale. Gio is now a coming 6 year old Morgan gelding. He can be stubborn like his daddy, but he is incredibly smart and willing. In true Morgan fashion, he LOVES people and thinks everyone wants to be greeted by him. He’s more curious than anything, and not afraid of very much. He loves to play and be social with other beings; horses, dogs or otherwise. There is nothing he won’t do, he is very trusting and loves to please. He is already an exceptional partner at his young age, so I can only imagine what a great horse he will be for years to come. Gio still has quite some growing to do, so his diet consists of Alfalfa and Grass. He is fed 3 times a day, as well as a small ration of grain with his supplements and electrolytes. I use slow feeders to keep him busy or from eating too fast, although he is quite good about taking his time. He has great energy, always ready to go and slightly spunky, but never gets overexcited with a rider. He is a happy, healthy boy who loves to get out and work. I look forward to many years of riding and adventuring with my boy!   Happy Horsing!...

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Happy New Year to the GOOD HORSE
Jan05

Happy New Year to the GOOD HORSE

Our Horse of the Month for January “Bucephalus,” is owned by veterinarian Dr. Rhiannon Fenton. Dr Fenton writes what is so special about this young, mustang gelding and also has won a prize from Agoura Feed of Agoura Hills, California.   “Bucephalus” a.k.a. Boo Boo, is a 15 year-old Sulphur Spring Spanish Mustang Gelding. He was privately bred in Palos Verdes, Ca. He is quite the athlete and charmer having learned to work cattle, perform beginning level dressage, hack hunter/jumper in the arenas, jump kayaks on the beach, blaze trails and swim in the ocean. There isn’t anything Boo Boo isn’t up for. His mind is sharp and his body is fit thanks to his mom’s holistic veterinary medicine practice. Acupuncture, herbs, nutrition, muscle testing, regular blood testing, therapeutic blankets, chiropractic, natural balance dentistry and proper fitting saddle just produced a round of clean X-rays.” Happy Trails, Dr. Rhiannon Fenton...

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