Since you met Chief yesterday, it's only fair that today you meet Paris. Paris, formerly known as Girlie, was a horse that had to live with her halter on, because she would refuse to be caught and handled. I think you'll see a different horse.
But first, I'll give you a brief preview of Million Dollar Moon, my next project.
Moon is about 4 years old. She was born at Akindale, and ran 32 races in her career. When they retired her from racing, she got adopted out. However, her adopter evidently didn't like to feed Moon, so she came back to Akindale, where she's gaining weight and flourishing back to her proper weight. All too often lately, we are seeing horses that are severely underfed, due to owners who either don't have the money to feed them properly, don't care, or perhaps a little of both.
While Moon was away, she also developed a rearing problem. Rearing is standing up on hind legs, usually in fear or defiance. The photo above, I think, shows the true Moon - soft, willing, and maybe a bit misunderstood. I'll get to work on her in a few weeks, once we think she's had enough time to recover from the bad situation she was in.
Anyway, let's take a trip to meet a little croissant of a horse....here's Paris!
Isn't she cute? That little nose on my right is also another upcoming project, a beautiful dappled bay mare whose name I can't remember. I also don't recall her story (there are so many, it seems) but I'll update you on her once I begin working with her.
Not far from Paris is a horse you may remember - EZ Dollar. Here they are having some delicious grass hay together.
And there they are, hanging out before frisking Matt and I for carrots. EZ, after having a short visit with us at TMF (he wasn't a good fit for my client at the time), got adopted out to what we all thought was his forever home. Sadly, his story is the same as Moon's - he wasn't fed, and therefore is back at Akindale. But his story may have a happy ending. I believe he's going on trial to a wonderful home, and if I know EZ, he'll charm his potential adopters and find himself, finally, home. I've frequently said that if we had the room, I'd take him - he's got such potential and reminds me of Midnight. But if someone else who is worthy gets the chance to love him...then they're very lucky indeed.
Before we left, I happened upon a nice moment between Paris and EZ - clearly they're close friends, and are at peace at Akindale.
Life is good for these very special horses.