||22 years old|
||Marlborough, Connecticut, USA|
is Wilde at Heart, also known as Mustang Sally. We didn't know too much
about Sally when we bought her for our daughter in 2004. One of the first
things we did was take a digital photo of her brand and send it to the Bureau
of Land Management to see what we could learn about her. They told us she was
captured in Nevada in 1988. No one else had registered this brand so much to
my daughter's delight she is the official owner and got to name her "Wilde at
Heart". Sally went to a lot of shows when we first got her and talked to all
of the other horses like she knew them, maybe she did! As it turns out, Sally
can do anything she is asked to do; it doesn't matter if you want to ride
English, Western, bareback, trail ride or jump. We have no idea who trained
her when she was first captured.
My daughter is in graduate school out of state so what was our gift to her has
become her gift to me. I visit Sally every day and get so much pleasure out
of grooming her (after being in an office all day) and, yes, I am even riding
her now. Sally is also a lesson horse, and is teaching five to ten year olds how to
ride and doing intermediate work with older riders. When she's not giving
lessons, Sally is out grazing with a miniature horse and her two donkey
friends. We truly hope she is still "Wilde at Heart"!
Talk about today's pet in Pet Talk!