Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fish--a darn Good Horse

We bought her in May 1978 when we lived in Alta Loma. She was to be my husband's first horse. Really a FIRST horse as his horse experience at that time was nearly nothing. She was said to be part Morgan and maybe she was. 
She was a good trail horse, only spooked at a certain "Killer Weed" on one trail. She was truly the red you see in the photos. She came with us when we moved up here. In late 1983 or 1984, my vet aged her at "over 26 yrs., maybe 27 or 28." She died of old age in Spring 1992. 
I have many Fish stories and often think of her still. She helped to teach us what a good horse could be.

1 comment:

panavia999 said...

I had a horse similar to that. An old standardbred /morgan type that someone had dumped on the road. Almost bomb proof. Don't know why she was abandoned except she was unwanted and old. She was not affectionate but she had no vices. Intelligent, well mannered. The kind you'd teach small children to ride on even of she was 15H.
If the rider was a fool, she'd just go to a corner and stand still. If someone had a plan she was ready to try.