Lovely Lola – The GOOD HORSE for October
Oct09

Lovely Lola – The GOOD HORSE for October

                                  “Lola” is a very cute Appaloosa pony (almost tall enough to be a horse) and her owner Jasmine writes about her. “Lola is my Appaloosa mare and her registered name is ‘Nemepoo Shufflebunny’ She comes from the great state of Montana. My family and I just call her Lola. Lola’s a little over 13 hands and is ten years old.  Her  favorite adventure is trail riding. She is also an excellent jumper, but Lola loves trail rides more than arena work which happens to be my favorite too. She has a wonderful canter and prefers to canter uphill which is great as long as the footing is good. She is my first horse and such a good friend. I am fortunate because after school, I can walk to the barn and Lola is always so happy to see me. She is my favorite horse ever because she always protects me when I ride her. For example, if I am ever off-balance in the saddle Lola stops dead in her tracks. She eats mostly orchard hay and gets a bucket of timothy pellets daily plus carrots and an occasional apple. Lola is such a good little pony/horse and I love her so!” Happy Halloween and Happy Horsing!...

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Stellar Stallion Finds Forever Home in Hidden Hills
Sep21

Stellar Stallion Finds Forever Home in Hidden Hills

He was supposed to carry stars in the movies, but instead has found a pleasant home at the Diamond Barn in Hidden Hills, California. Formerly known as Media Noche 1, “Blanco,” a 16 year old Andalusian Stud has found peace with a new owner and a trio of Mustang geldings as pals. With plenty of space to move, this Stallion is perfectly content to work in the round pen or the track extending around the property. His diet consists of an orchard-timothy mix with a little alfalfa and he gets a bucket of integrity senior in the evening. Blanco works with the rope with ease and takes his rider’s cues in stride. Happy...

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The GOOD HORSE – “BRONSON” July’s Horse of the Month
Jul01

The GOOD HORSE – “BRONSON” July’s Horse of the Month

The GOOD HORSE – “Bronson” By owner Bianca Lukasik Thank you Malibu Feed Bin for your gracious prize for “Bronson” and his family.             Our story begins with the rescue of a Lusitano, gelding named “Bronson.” A year ago, when we first met Bronson we had high hopes of bringing him home. He was standing in a pile of filth; his head was tied straight up to a tree and bound by a rope and chain. He had bleeding lacerations running down both front legs resulting from a cruel and unconscionable act known as “rope tripping.” Horses that fall prey to this inhumane practice are usually used for entertainment purposes before slaughter. The horse is terrorized and chased out of a shoot or pen only to have a single rope thrown around the pastern forcing the horse to flip over on its back; the outcome is usually a horse with a broken leg or snapped spine. Bronson was lucky enough to escape this horrible fate thanks to our perfect timing. We rescued him from a hellish situation and everyday he shows us how grateful he is. Bronson has shown great promise in the area of three-day eventing and has shown a natural aptitude for the sport both physically and mentally. He’s improves strength-wise thanks to the right diet, supplements and the right amount of exercise. Good ownership has helped on my part and the right training, with Jessica Karlsson, has also been a great help. Bronson is full of life, love and has a commanding presence; he draws you in. Our whole family adores him. I can’t believe how satisfying it is to see a horse transformed from a starving, neglected, abused animal and become a healthy, energetic, and happy equine. He got there because people wanted to save him. It’s awe-inspiring to see Bronson achieve and through recovery we are reminded how terribly he has suffered but yet he still has such a will to live and allow people love him again. Happy horsing,...

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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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