“The Wise Old Stallion Syd”

Book Five, Story Five

“The Wise Old Stallion Syd” is really my own Arabian stallion. He is gorgeous, full of personality, and very smart. I loved this mahogany bay Arabian stallion since I first met him. Then, two years after I met him, I rode him…he was fast and powerful. Two years after that I purchased him. It was such a good decision! All of my life, I attended Arabian horse shows, standing at the fence or sitting in the bleachers, watching the equestrian riders compete on their Arabian horses. With my Arabian stallion, I was finally able to compete riding him in the show ring in Western Pleasure! I only showed for one season, but the thrill of competing in horse shows, in the show ring, both during the day and “under the lights” at night, are memories I will always treasure. Syd is also the sire (father) of Reina, my Arabian mare, who you read about often in Adventures at Green Apple Acres. There was a time I rode my Arabian stallion every single day and he knew when we were going to ride…he would run in the pasture to meet me at the gate in the late afternoons or early evenings. Those were fun days!



What Our Readers Say…

Kim McLain
Camp Hill, PA
‘Wolfie the Most Beautiful Pony in the World’ was my favorite in Adventures At Green Apple Acres because I strive to see the inner beauty in people and other beings. As an example, my favorite dogs have always been mutts — not classically built, with features that can be easily judged, like purebreds at shows — but scruffy, one-of-a-kind companions, with personalities as unique as their outward appearances. And when I was in school, I avoided the cliques of girls who seemed overly concerned with their looks and clothing. Instead, I gravitated toward those who may not have been perfect on the outside, but they had a brain and a sense of humor, which I found much more interesting than a pretty dress or impeccable make-up and hair. So, like the character John, I can appreciate someone for all they have to offer, and see past what meets the eye.