Meet Merlin, aka Merlin's Magic Moon, a 17 year old black and white paint pony. Merlin was adopted by the Angotti family from Crosswinds Equine Rescue (here's his page http://www.cwer.org/merlin.html ) near Champaign, Illinois in 2004 for his little girl, Jynna.
Due to life and all it's crazy circumstances, Merlin has yet to fulfill his show pony destiny. But he is never the less a beloved member of the family, giving us frustration and laughter as only a pony is able. Merlin was adopted to be his mom's Jynna's first horse, and even though the riding part hasn't gone as planned, he is the best therapy a young girl with a rough life could ever have. Seeing Merlin and Jynna
We will continue to try and find him a job and deal with his antics because it's all worth it to see her smile. And because he is the best little brother in the world to Trooper. They have lost their siblings and now are attached like glue. Merlin is an amazing protector of his old arthritic brother, giving his mom one less thing to worry about.
Merlin is a lot like other ponies - stubborn, a troublemaker, and moody, but with the people (and horse) he deems worthy he is wonderfully sweet, caring, and seems to be able to see into your soul and ease your pain. But above it all Merlin will forever be our goofy, charming, beautiful boy.
Merlin and Geoffrey