“Dream Horse” Update

May 14, 2011

A much anticipated update about Tess and her little Mustang filly…

Little One – Danika

The little mustang filly which I adopted nearly six months ago, is doing well in her new home. Her name is Danika, meaning Morning Star, for she truly was a little light that shown through the darkness.

I have been around horses since the age of six and gentled three of my own, but never have I been so amazed time and again how one little foal can want to learn and please so much. Danika is anything but dull of whit. She learns the first time nearly every time. She is now picking up her feet seemingly before i touch her hocks, coming to a whistle, working on lunging and leads just fine… so long as it’s not AWAY from the small grassy paddock I’m introducing her to. Then…her feet tend to drag. But who could blame her for that?

Her soft little nose, her shaggy little head, her bushy little tail and her sparkling little eyes all speak of her wild heart and the generations before her that roamed the land freely, yet she puts that aside just so she can get a scratch and nuzzle your face or nibble at your shoes.

Danika now has a play mate, Awen, a two year old filly born right here on the farm, to kick up their heels together and sometimes get a little too curious for their own good and even more rarely, too stubborn. But through it all, Danika is just a lovable little pony and I couldn’t be more proud.

~ All photos courtesy of Tess ~

Tess and Danika

Thanks so much for sharing your continuing story with us Tess. 🙂

The original “Dream Horse” post: https://nickolesphotography.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/dream-horse/

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10 Responses to ““Dream Horse” Update”

  1. Karen Says:

    Pam, it sounds like she is doing great. What a tender soul she is. Thanks for sharing her progress with us!

  2. celeste Says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and the wonderful photos. I hope Danika continues to do so well – she is so beautiful. My heart is happy for them.

  3. Leslie Says:

    What a tender moment between two hearts. Thank you Tess.

  4. arlene Says:

    Dear Pam, Thank You for the lovely update about Danika I can tell you love her,the endearing way you speak of her……It is a beautiful thing to bond and connect with all horses , their qualities are a thing of beauty forever in our minds and in our souls, only if more would be able to find this……………….

  5. Kim Michels Says:

    What a wonderful follow up story. Thank you so much for sharing Pam 😀

  6. Maggie Frazier Says:

    Pam & Tess
    What a beautiful little girl – I am SO envious of you both! Just wish I could be there & see & feel everything you do.
    Great story & pictures
    Thank you

  7. Tess Says:

    THANK YOU Pam for you’re the one who made all this come true. Without you Danika and i would never be together. I cannot thank you enough.

    As for the rest i’m happy to share! As a metter of fact you can check up on Danika any time with my open FaceBook Album:

  8. debbie Says:

    Awe, they give purpose and meaning for getting up some days. I’m sure they bring the ultimate joy:) All the troubles of the world disappear when you spend time with these magnificent animals.

  9. stephanie Says:

    Very good to receive the update on “the dream horse” filly 🙂 . I can’t remember – is Daddy still free?

  10. Laura Says:

    What a sweet little wee thing, it brought tears to my eyes seeing her (happy ones, of course!) Thank you for sharing your story with us!

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