||Nine years old|
||Wasilla, Alaska, USA|
is a very special horse. He was born and raised here in the
state of Alaska. I have owned him since he was three years old and he has
proven to be one of the best horses I know.
For the last six years he has helped Challenged Youth and Adults how to
ride. He has been used in 4-H by my godson and has helped many kids
get over their fear of horses and learn how to ride. Jack is also a
wonderful driving horse, as his ribbons show. He also helped out in a
wedding by gracefully delivering the bride to the groom in pouring
We live just outside of Wasilla, Alaska, about 60 miles north of
Anchorage. He gets one heck of a furry coat on him during the winter.
As a matter of fact, he's got a good start on it now!
He usually goes barefoot in the winter but this year I hope to drive
him more, so he will get ice shoes. These have borium "nubs" put on
the bottom for traction. As for feeding, we give them a lot more hay.
We can get cold snaps of -20° F or colder. We put blankets on them and
feed them hay 24 hours a day until it warms up. We also give them a
warm mash of alfalfa cubes to help them stay warm. I am also prone to
bake homemade corn bread for them and put molasses over it as a
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