By Patty Wilber
Penny is 14 this year!
We have had her for 12 years now. Last week, Heidi T. took her to a show and has two more planned for this month, so that got me reminiscing.
Penny is a red dun Appaloosa, but has no spots. She is also registered with the American Buckskin Horse Association, which is where she was shown most.
She showed again with Lori W. in 2017? or 2018? and earned Lori Novice of the Year (I think it was) in the NM Appaloosa Club.
I (and Jim), in the meantime, put hundreds of miles on her in the back country with Back Country Horsemen and hunting (because she packs, too, but we usually use her as the lead horse, not the pack horse.)
Penny won a Virtual Trail event this fall.
Last Friday, we went on a beer run with the girls. It is about four miles from my house to Ale Republic.
And then Saturday, we hauled over to work Lucy on cows and to let Heidi ride Penny, so that on Sunday, Heidi could show.
I thought about selling Penny right after she had earned all those youth points (just think of the money I could have asked for her!), but Sydney’s mom could never find the videos I needed to advertise her, and I never got motivated enough to make any more.
And besides, she’d be awfully hard to replace!
Here’s to you, Penny!