My Old-Timers

"My treasures do not ching together or glitter,
They gleam in the sun and neigh in the night."
~An Old Arab Proverb~


Tony turned 32 years old on April 16, 2002
I have had him since he was 4 years old.

A Noble Steed
~A. Olsen~

A noble steed faithfully kept,
is not a noble deed.
It is an honor and their right.
The few, the proud, can see.

He taught you to listen and to see,
He taught you patience and kindness,
He showed you respect and humility,
He taught you---

Now you say your faithful companion
Can take you no farther,
Another can make you greater.
Trade, sell, send to auction,
most care not.

He served you as no other,
Now you can't even remember his name.
Do you feel no shame?
Did you really gain?
Did he feel pain?

But I don't wonder
What became of my steel gray steed,
I just glance out my window and can see,
My snow white friend still leading the pack
At a young 32 years of age.

Still roaming with his herd from long ago.
They all roam through the fields of grass.
They earned the pastures that they roam.
Some are gone but still remain,
They never left the fields of dreams.

A few have joined our herds of old,
And now are members too,
They have a home to call their own.
Till they join the ghost riders of the night.

We still return to trails less trodden.
Though the trails are disappearing.
All the woods knew us,
But that was very long ago.

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Tony, not bad for 30 years old.
He is always the last to quit running and bucking when turned out.

His is a power enhanced by pride,
A courage heightened by challenge,
His is a swiftness intensified by strength,
A majesty magnified by grace,
His is a timeless beauty touched with gentleness,
A spirit that call our hearts to dream.


Tony and his goats, Sprit and Sprite.

By reason of his elegance,
He resembles an image painted in a palace,
Though he is as majestic as the palace itself.

...Emir Abd-El-Kadir

Little Girl

Little Girl is 32 years old.
I have had her since she was 5 months old.
She and Tony have been together since she was a weanling.

Shala Sihri Nafis (Fizz)

Shala Shri Nafis (Fizz ) at 24 years old

"...through his mane and tail the high wind sings,
Fanning the hairs, who wave like feathered wings."

-William Shakespeare-

Fizz at 24 years old
Now 30


Thunder - 20 years old.

That hoss wasn't built to tread the ground,
He took natural to the air,
And every time he went aloft,
He tried to leave me there.

~Tribute to the Unmannagable Horse~

Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyways.
-John Wayne-


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