"Annie"

"Annie"

Winter's Orphan Annie


1991 was to be a promising year for a promising foal. Bred of royal blood, a winning sire and sire of winners, in fact his picture is in the January 1998 issue of the Arabian Horse World...he is the pinto Saddlebred, Winter Sultan.....her dam is a beautifully bred mare of Egyptian bloodlines. Annie's life started to go downhill from day one....throughout gestation the sire owner and the leasor of the mare dreamed of a spotted foal, one worth lots of money, one for showing, one for the future. Poor Annie... She is solid chestnut except for two hind socks, she is described as a plain jane. To top it off, her dam took an immediate dislike to her and she became a bottle baby...hence the name....Orphan Annie. Annie spent three worry free years with the lady who had leased her dam...she had a buddy that was born the same year by the same stallion who met all the requirements for a foal of a spotted stallion.....when it came to break her to ride, she was a dream...the saddle was put on and she immediately took to it...no bucking, no nervousness...Her owner decided she would sell Annie and took a small sum for her and sold her to people she was not so sure about...She did not know if the people knew about horses or not...she was their first, she does not remember their names but knows they were an older couple. What happened to Annie after this is unknown until she was sent to the feedlot. The owner at the time apparently got very sick and could not pay the board bill on Annie, so the stable went to court and had her confiscated for money due......and she was sent to the feedlot.

What an awful end to one who's future was so bright at the time of conception. Annie is double registered NSH and half arabian, her papers have never been transfered from her first owner so she cannot be traced any further. Well the future is brighter now. She was spotted by our ever vigilant Roseann who put her plight on the arabian board. Toni and David Tidwell (TNTARAB@aol.com) chose to forego Christmas presents and sent the money to rescue her from that awful trip to Texas we all hear about. Annie is now safe at Roseann's but is fighting illness from the feedlot...she is recovering from strangles. If Annie does not find a home in California, she will become a Georgia peach.....it is the Tidwell's wish that she would get a good home in California rather than stress her further with a cross country trip. They are asking that if someone were to adopt her...they pay the fee that got her out of that mud hole......that money will go back into the Arabian Horse Rescue fund for the next horse that needs hope.

"Annie"

Here are some new pictures of Annie from her mom, Rimadi!  Annie seems to be living the high life in her new Oregon home :)

Winter's Orphan Annie

Winter's Orphan Annie

Winter's Orphan Annie

Winter's Orphan Annie frolicking in her pasture

Winter's Orphan Annie

Winter's Orphan Annie

Here is Annie on the left  sharing hay with her buddies, Buttons and Baloo.  
She's kind of hiding in the trees so you have to look closely!

Winter's Orphan Annie

"Did you have to take the picture with
my dinner hanging out of my mouth?!
Oh the injustice of it all ..."

"I'm comin' in for dinner, Mom!"
You'd better have the grub
ready, Rimadi ;)

Winter's Orphan Annie

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