Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
^^ Never met the guy. He was returned like that to his original owner at the end of the summer...who was PISSED! Trooper got his name because of the slang expression "a little trooper", meaning someone who doesn't complain and just does what he is asked. The original owner was a former college roommate of mine, and he offered to cancel the sale to us (which we had arranged for earlier in the summer), but we took Trooper anyways. He is now an excellent horse, easily the best of our 3. He takes care of my youngest daughter, who refuses to ride any other horse.
But I think there is a special place in hell for people who harm animals that way...
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)