Meet a new arrival here at HP Farms – this is Jack, an 8 year old Dapple Bay Quarter Horse. Jack was donated by a man who could no longer keep him and desired a wonderful loving home for Jack more than acquiring easy money for him. We are tickled to add him to our herd as we have reeled over the loss of our sweet Passion – our spotted Racking mare – earlier this summer.
Jack is a very laid back boy – people friendly – tall and stout – and easy ride – and use to being around new people and places. I am sure that he will be used in some of our bridal backdrops – especially those who wish to place some of our horses in the horse ring for closer pictures. Peanut Butter – our pony – is checking him out but seems to be ready to be buddies.
Introducing a new horse to the herd is always a bit stressful as they all do seem to carry on when a new one arrives. Squealing – running about – prancing – arching the neck – jostling for position in the new pecking order….it can be intimidating but it is usually a site to see and to photograph. It is fun watching the horses prance and dance and strut their stuff. I will include extra photos this time especially for all of your horse lovers.
And since I doubt that I have introduced the full herd to you, let me quickly do that. Ripley – the tall silver appaloosa boy is the overseer of the herd. He is here only temporarily as his pasture and barn were damaged by the tornadoes. Reba – the tall bay with a white blaze is a Tennessee Walking Horse. She was more or less a rescue from last year as I am sure that she has put on 100+ lbs. and now looks more her age of 12 rather than 25. She is Queen Bee and isn’t afraid to let the other horses know it. Lady is the chocolate spotted Racking Horse mare. We have had her for 14+ years. She has been a fun girl to ride – as crazy as her gait is at times. Unfortunately she is blinding in one eye so her ridability is very limited. Peanut Butter is the cute chocolate dapply pony with the thick flaxen mane and tail. He is a round and plump boy – somewhat like a POA type pony – sweet and friendly.