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At Devonridge

Squire is well settled in Canada. He looks good, he is relaxed, and he lives at the moment in a large pasture with its own small forest, and for a herd: six mares and a yearling gelding. When I drove up, he had just finished a lesson, had his saddle off, and when he...

Oh, Canada

Driving up to see Squire next week with a friend. I want not to burden seeing him with a desire on my part that he recognize me, that he show me some sign that I still and always will be special to him, that our years together are indelible in him as they are in me....

Who he is becoming

With a most welcome infusion of videos and pictures of Apollo/Squire came this email from Jocelyn: “…I’m going to make a book on each pony. So Squire will have his own story book! I feel that these lesson ponies are so special they should all be...

First spring ponyless

Alejandro on the Sea of Cortez, March 14 When I told Alejandro the story of Apollo, I also said it was what I was proudest of in my life. Here is why. Email exchange from just after Apollo emigrated to Canada again, with this picture attached: June 17, 2012 >>> Date...

Apollo and Faith

Once again, amazing timing. Apollo arrived at Devonridge a week after an eleven year old girl named Faith was devastated by the loss of her pony. Now Faith has given her heart to Apollo. Here they are receiving their walk-trot ribbon at the annual Devonridge Farm...

The spell lasted a long, long time

This is March of 2007, when I knew Apollo as Brick, and was totally thrilled to ride him. I wrote that he acted as though he expected me to be a much better rider, responding to such subtle cues that I was learning to give them myself. He was so much fun! Rachel asked...