“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…

Lauren Vowler
2nd Grade Teacher North Side Elementary, Harrisburg, PA
Cynthia came to North Side Elementary for an author’s visit assembly for students at our elementary school. Each classroom had prepared for her visit by reading Adventures at Green Apple Acres. The stories were engaging and fun. Each story taught a life lesson to which students could easily relate. The children were very excited for the presentation and Cynthia didn’t let them down. She was wonderful. She showed the kids pictures of the real animals that the characters in her stories were based on. She talked about the writing process and inspired our young authors to keep up their hard work.