Samantha tells us about her miniature mare Faleena (who, as you can see, shares her home with some other miniature creatures) ....
Faleena is an 8 year old mini mare who was named after the women in the song El Paso. She can be sassy with adults at times but loves children and has always been very well behaved with kids. She is very brave and always boss mare. She adores June and will stand for her without being held. Her love for June leaves me a bit jealous, hehe. She had a filly named Bindi at about three years old and lost her eyelashes on the right in an accident at four. She is not a big people person other than the few humans she decides she really likes, others she just tolerates. She's got a lot of personality in a small package.
Hi! My name is Bridget. I used to be called Pandora, aka "Stinker," so you can imagine the way my personality tends to go. June thought it would be better if I had a name that represented the more down-to-earth aspect of my character, so she named me Bridget, after the Irish saint. I was a nurse mare foal but was rescued as a new-born by Last Chance Corral in Ohio. Then when I was only a couple of weeks old, I traveled with eleven other nurse mare foals to a rescue in Mississippi run by June's friend Stephanie. We were soon joined by another twelve Last Chance foals. Stephanie and her helpers had to feed us buckets of milk replacer around the clock. Some of us got very sick because we didn't have our own mothers' milk, but thanks to Stephanie we got the best veterinary care and recovered.
Most of the foals were adopted, but Stephanie found it hard to part with a couple that were special favorites. Naturally I was one of those. Finally Stephanie and me managed to persuade June to adopt me. She secretly wanted to all along, but it took her two years before she finally succumbed. As you can see, I'm very beautiful and charming, so it was inevitable. June recently started riding me, and if I do say so myself, I'm VERY good and brave and have been taking excellent care of June. As for June, she is relatively well behaved, and I haven't had TOO much trouble with her.
No one remembers where I was born, but I've lived in Ohio, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and now on a ranch in Texas with my buddies George, Rose, and Chloe.
Some people say I'm half Arabian. I don't know what that means, but that's what they say when my neck arches, and my tail goes straight up in the air, and my nostrils flare, and I seem to be floating several inches about the ground. The other half is something more solid and tough. When you put the two halves together you get me, and it doesn't get any better than that.