Meet Mo. Or is it Moe? It's short for mohawk (apparently he had one as a young colt) but John likes to think of him as Mow as in short for mow-the-grass.
He is our newest addition.
For several months Liesel has been saving up her money, reading horse books, even buying tack with her own allowance money (and practicing riding on the calf!). She has been watching Craigslist religiously. We thought a horse was not a possibility right now because of our fence, but after we went out and saw where Mo has been living we realized our setup is more than adequate for him. He is 12, a smaller breed, slower than most, and great with kids! And the owners were so thrilled that he was going to a good home that they gave us a wonderful deal, threw in a bunch of stuff, delivered him and even offered to be available for phone questions and transport him whenever he needs to go to the vet.
Mo's previous owner was a young lady who decided she liked boys more than she likes horses. So her grandfather listed him on Craigslist. Poor Mo.
His duties here will include:
-companionship for 6 children
-keeping the grass cut
-birthday party entertainment
-keeping the company of a lonely cow
-providing equine therapy for a handicapped child (See hippotherapy)
-outlet for an equine obsessed 9 year old girl
We are really happy to have him. Come over and visit him sometime. He loves to have his nose scratched.