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Arabian from Raynham, MA

Dancing Spirit of the Wayward Winds

About Me

Active within 73 Days

I am from Raynham, MA and I've been a Club Horse member for 1 year, 3 months and 27 days

Nicknames: Spirit, Mud Bucket, Baby Boy

Age: 10 years old

Gender: Gelding

Breed: Arabian

Height: 15.2

Color: Buckskin

Type of Riding: Bareback

My Horse's Achievements: He has gone from a horse that kicks to a horse that kisses in just 2 short months!

My Horse's Favorite Treat: Apples or apple biscuits

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: Eat treats, run, nip Lunar, roll in the dirt, jog with his human

Pet Peeves: Mules, namely Cloud Dancing...

My Horse's motto: "I never knew how strong I was until I met you"

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How We Met

I volunteer at Winslow Farm Sanctuary in Norton, MA and met this troubled horse. I decided to work with him because everyone was scared of him. The owner gave him to me because he has become so attached to me, and I to him. He has since become a very lovable, playful, happy young man that you can ride! He sadly has a bad disk in his back, so some rides are shorter than others. (Read his full story in the comments at the bottom of this page!).

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I've had 409 friends visit me.

I'm the 40,414th member on HorseChannel.com.

5 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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In an effort to improve our website for our visitors, we will be changing some of our service providers. We do not expect to experience any technical difficulties. However, if you are unable to access our website, please be assured it will be temporary as we transition to the new service. 10/19/2013 12:00.00 AM
Had an accident
We had an accident Tuesday. The farms border collie nipped him in the leg when he was already fired up from her barking and the mule trying to get in the corral...I ended up on a 45 mph rocket for 3 rounds of the corral before falling face first into the icy mud.

It was far from his fault. He spooked and reacted. I held on for as long as I could. He was in flight mode and didn't hear me.

Luckily I walked away with a couple scraped and bruises, and a shook up horse that I needed to calm! Lots of pats, treats and hugs to show him I was alright and it wasn't his fault.

Come visit me, Thunder & Dancing Spirit of the Wayward Winds.

01/09/2013 03:13.42 PM Report This Comment
Hi !
So cute! Voted

Come visit me, My Dream Horse.

12/29/2012 07:01.37 AM Report This Comment
September - December 2012 In Pictures
I will be updating pictures as often as possible, but below you can view tons of photos to see just how far Spirit has come in just a few short months!

Come visit me, Thunder & Dancing Spirit of the Wayward Winds.

12/28/2012 10:14.25 PM Report This Comment
MEET SPIRIT - HIS WHOLE STORY!
Meet Spirit (I have renamed him Dancing Spirit of the Wayward Winds, seems more fitting), an 8 year old Arabian gelding. He was brought to Winslow Sanctuary after a rough life. He started out training to be a show horse, but constantly threw his riders! They never checked to see WHY he was doing this, but every time he threw someone, they BEAT him! That's right folks, BEAT a young horse for wanting them off! Why did he throw them? 3/4's of the way down his back, where the end of the saddle dug, where the motion and weight of the rider ground in, is a bad disc. When they would force him to trot or run, the weight of the rider and the saddle would cause him pain, and he would react.

He went from stable to stable, and finally ended up at a slaughter facility! Winslow Sanctuary rescued him from this facility and have now been trying to calm his fear of people for the last 2 years. Nobody has been able to ride him. He has kicked and sent volunteers to the hospital. He just wanted to be left alone. He was scared, and now everyone was scared of him.

In September, I started volunteering at the farm and met Spirit. I could see how unhappy he was, how afraid he was, and above all, how LONELY he was. Even after I got a kick that only swiped my arm (I read his body language and saw it was coming, which saved my life). Even after all the warnings to keep away from him. I started building a trust and friendship with this horse. I am the only person who can brush his whole body, I am the only person who can comb his main and tail, I am the only person who can get him to stand long enough to braid his main and tail! Now, I am officially the only person who can ride him. He loves hugs, being sung to, and being called Baby Boy!

I soon am moving to South Carolina, and the owner of the farm has given him to me because of the bond I have created with this horse. He watches for me every morning, even on the days when I am not coming (which broke my heart to hear!!!). A little girls dream of owning a horse, a BUCKSKIN horse, has come true, and a horses dream of an understanding human being has come true too.

Come visit me, Thunder & Dancing Spirit of the Wayward Winds.

12/28/2012 10:12.47 PM Report This Comment
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