Friday, January 05, 2007

Peanut, the mountain climber

Peanut came to Best Friends when his previous family broke up. He was 10 years old at the time and had never been ridden. While at the sanctuary, Peanut learned to carry riders and also picked up a few other tricks along the way. He started fancying himself a bit of a stunt horse, climbing up on rails, big rocks and so forth. These habits of his made Karla think he could be a good fit for her home in rugged, rocky, mountainous New Mexico.

And guess what? She was right! Peanut absolutely loves trotting up the rocky slopes and around his new home, with Karla to keep him company. Karla says that often it’s just her and Peanut on those rides, with nobody else on the trails. Ever the athlete, Peanut is simply loving all the exercise and the new terrain he gets to explore. And so far he’s been contented enough with his new routine that he’s temporarily given up his quest to become the first horse ever to complete a triple backwards somersault.

1 comment:

raincoaster said...

Some horses are just like that. Ten years old and never been ridden? Very strange, but a good-looking horse. Do you know about Bridlepath? It's a horse blog that might be interested if you get a particularly nifty horse story or a good pic. Check them out at and I'm sure they'd love to hear some stories! (no, I don't work for them, I just read the darn thing when I'm supposed to be working; very cute blog you've got here, btw.)