Shirley the Horse


I was heading out to a farm for some routine vaccinations and health papers for a hackney pony who pulled a cart competitively. Victory was no ordinary pony. She was the product of generations of hard work and a family's pride and joy. Shirley was Victory's owner who I had come to know and admire. She had lost her husband years before I had met her, and had managed an entire farm and produced many successful horses all on her own. Not to mention she makes the best pumpkin chiffon pie in the world. Shirley had a daughter Vicki, who lived [...]