Rusty the Ranch Horse
May 2, 2000 - June 19, 2019
Rest in peace beautiful soul
Knowing that all of the hearts that you stole
Will miss your smell and soft brown eyes
Your gentle nature and comforting sighs
Although your life went by too fast
The influence you had was great and vast
You let the small ones climb and tug
Patiently enjoying each special hug
You worked hard for your cowboys; cowgirls too
Willing and ready to learn something new
Checking cattle and fence seemed like old hat
Two of the things you were very best at
Taking care of those for whom riding was new
No need to tell you, you already knew
There’s no way to describe what you offered this place
Our hearts just melt when we picture your face
And now you live on forever, it’s true
As the star of your books we will always have you
So run wild and free in the heavens above
‘til we see you again and give you more love
Rusty has 7 stories in the Trading Post!
Thunder the Smallest War Horse
Small but mighty; full of grit
Endless try; does not know quit
Good thing the cuteness overflows
Because the naughty sometimes shows
Thunder is a compact size
So his strong will is a surprise
He’s a warrior through and through
Always planning the next coup
He battles things inside his head
Questions he has like: Why? Instead?
Why can’t he be big and stout?
To pull large carriages all about
Why does he always have to wait?
Be pushed aside? It feels like fate
He battles on no matter what
War paint he wears to help his strut
He won’t give up the fight to win
To get his way; when he says when
Thunder’s learned and found his way
Size doesn’t take his gifts away
Thunder has 2 stories in the Trading Post!
Delgado the Donkey
The Donkey, Delgado is fluffy and round
He walks his own walk; makes his own sound.
What is different about him is what we love most.
The Donkey, this fellow, standing by the fence post
When he brays long and loud it’s a donkey alarm
Tells the world what he wants, it’s part of his charm
He is hungry or thirsty or needs company
This Donkey, Delgado is special to me
He comes to me for a hug and a pet
He is furry and soft -He helps me forget
Long ears to hear all words that I say
Spending moments with him always makes my day!
He is easy to catch; he loves to play
Just feed him some grass and a little hay
His ears are listening; my secrets I tell
As a friend or a pet- he does them both well
The Donkey Delgado, the best thing I’ve found
He makes the world better-Best Friend around!
By Cecelia Harshfield
Delgado will have stories in the Trading Post soon!
Gunner is regal, sure footed and stately
The cowgirl he loves owns his heart…and greatly
He owns her heart too since the day their eyes met
A bond was created they won’t ever forget
Challenges, striving, following dreams
They ride the wind; connected it seems
Gunner has many jobs he knows well
As they fly together, many stories to tell
He is trustworthy; his heart so true
Doing each task she asks him to do
He moves with speed, precision and strength
Gunner does all, to any length
Chasing cattle, standing still
He’ll do for her what is her will
He keeps her safe; she cares for him
The perfect team; they rope to win!
Gunner will have stories in the Trading Post soon!