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  •  Bless you for this, Aji and Wings. (17+ / 0-)

    I did not grow up a horse person, or near that many horses at all - the wet side of Washington is not horse country, no, the forests are too thick and the weather too wet. Being in the Southwest now for several years, I have learned about and of them, and appreciate who and what they are.

    Which brings me to my thanks to you: Miskwaki knew where and who to see for help, and you, thanks be to the spirits, were there for him. We humans can do no better thing than to care for those souls who are abused. Thank you!

    P.S. I love his name too, so appropriate!

    And yeah, I know tarantulas don't really act like that at all, so no snarking, this is the internet damnit!

    by itzadryheat on Wed May 08, 2013 at 07:57:24 PM PDT

    •  Thank you! (15+ / 0-)

      When I was a kid, we girls all had horses (well, in my case, ponies).  Then Dad got rid of them.  But I never fell out of love with the animals.  

      And, yes, we keep an open-doorland policy for injured creatures.  All of our dogs were rescues; two of our other horses were.  And we periodically get a wild animal or bird that needs help.  We take 'em all.

      The name comes from my language, and his paint color.  We have one brown and white and black and white paint already; now we've got a red, too. :-)

      Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

      by Aji on Wed May 08, 2013 at 08:08:01 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you for pointing out (5+ / 0-)

        that Miskwaki is a paint. My daughter is a horse-person. Spends maybe 20 hr/week at a stable, trading riding fun for her duties mucking, moving horses, whatever needs doing. My daughter is 24, so I think that love affair will continue. One thing at that stable, if someone falls off a horse/pony they must bring cupcakes for the crew next visit.

        He is quite a nice lookin' boy, and your ministrations have done great things in such a short time. Has he ever had a human on his back?

        Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

        by riverlover on Thu May 09, 2013 at 01:44:14 AM PDT

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        •  Yup, your daughter's love affair is permanent. :-) (3+ / 0-)
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          As to your question, yes.  Many times.  But it'll be a while before he can have anyone on his back again - still not strong enough, and his hooves need too much work before he can safely bear that kind of weight.

          Authentic Native American silverwork, jewelry, photography, and other art here.

          by Aji on Thu May 09, 2013 at 06:07:33 AM PDT

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