Been showing horses as long as I can remember ... any and all kinds. Currently raising Appaloosa Show Horses, a board member for the ESWHSA, and the adult director for the ESWHSA Youth Group
The Easter Bunny hasn’t cornered the market on cute!!
On April 8th, some of the ESWHSA’s own stopped by Dover Place assisted living facility to give the Easter Bunny a hand greeting all the residents and their families at the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Three of the miniature horses and exhibitors that show on our circuit, traded in their show apparel for bunny ears and were a huge hit with everyone young and old. Nina O’Bryan with her 20 year old veteran, Knollacs Rowdy Julie aka “Julie” led the way . Nina works there so she definitely knows her way around. Two of our youth exhibitors, Jazz Petersen and Donna Urian and their minis, Knollac Starmakers Notta Reflection aka “Notta” and Overtime’s She’s Got Spots aka “Bubbles” waltzed right in the facility with Nina and Julie and all three were an instant sensation. They even visited some of the residents in their rooms! The little horses, donned with bunny ears and their feet wrapped in colorful vetwrap to keep from slipping seemed right at home in the break rooms and hallways, posing for pictures and pats. Like everyone they greeted, the minis really seemed to be enjoying themselves.
This activity is a wonderful way to give back to the community and raise awareness of horses outside of the show arena. The girls enjoy doing these visitations because the little horses make everyone happy. The minis like all the attention and the occasional treat. Happiness was in the air and the smiles were popping up on people’s faces just like flowers in the spring!