Lassa is just one of those horses who needs one human of his own. It’s not that he is troublesome or naughty, he just makes it plain that work is good, work with one person would be better.
My sister, Zanne rode him on a trail while she was here last fall. Of course, his good looks had her at “Hello,” but beyond that she saw what he needed – a forever home. Over the past few months she worked with MLF to ship him across the country to her new home at White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona http://www.whitestallion.com/.
Lassa will board a trailer the end of this week. He doesn’t know that he is going, of course, but the planning and anticipation is bubbling across the Internet.
Fan’s of the White Stallion Ranch on FaceBook are weighing in on the excitement. Fan’s at MLF are equally vocal.
This is one pony’s journey from the snowy mountains of New Hampshire to the desert mountains of Tucson.
Heather, owner of Mountain Lane Farm, has been taking Lassa out for trail rides. She is diligently trying to reduce his winter weight. He is also in need of some serious shedding of his winter coat before he hits the desert heat.
We bought him a handsome new halter for the trip and set out to clip his mane in traditional Fjord style.
|What a Fjord should look like.|
After a winter in New Hampshire, this was a massive undertaking.
|What we had to start with…|
After a good grooming to loosen the dirt, I conjured up my best memories of the YouTube video I’d watched on how to clip a Fjord and set to work. Big hair clips? Check! Scissors and clippers? Check!
|Lassa was very patient as long as there was hay in front of him|