I figured it was time to start a member journal for myself, although I’ve maintained a blog (first on Blogspot for about 8 years and then on my own web server since 2016) which has extensive tales of our past adventures, so I’m only going to begin reporting from here on out.
The spotlight is always on the golden pony, Mighty Mitch MRH, himself, who has a small claim to fame in that years ago, a friend of mine who was doing a website on equine color genetics asked if I would donate a picture of Mitch for the pangare example. That was the very first picture I ever took of him, fresh off the trailer at our boarding barn, so googling “pangare haflinger” usually displays Mitch as the very first image.
I’ve owned Mitch for nearly 11 years now (mid February, 2008) and he’s almost 20 years old, his birthday is actually the day before mine (although I am not 20
) and we’ve had our ups and downs (saddle fitting woes, training issues, The Big Splat … which was my broken leg in a driving accident) but we’ve come out the other side in a pretty good relationship. Time has smoothed his youthful exuberance, one might say. He still has plenty of vim and vigor, but isn’t so headstrong anymore.