Thursday, February 16, 2012

Reckless: No more chestnut mare jokes

So this little mare was a Korean War hero, injured in the line of duty and apparently a faithful servant and hero of the war. You can look at her eye and see her soul, always a sign of a special horse...


  1. I stopped the chestnut mare jokes the instant I rescued my chestnut pony mare. She has THREE strikes against her: 1) Chestnut, 2) Pony and 3) Mare.

    Interestingly enough, she's the MOST willing, sensible, trainable, intelligent, quiet LOVEBUG I've ever had the pleasure to ride. I got her for a song, and bonus is she is 14hh so, being short, I don't need a parachute to dismount. :)

    Come to think of it, this video reminds me of my little, redheaded girl.

  2. Ah, yes. I have heard her story before. You're more chestnut mare jokes.

    I love the part that she was billeted and cared for instead of receiving a pension. She was truly a national treasure.

  3. That is WONDERFUL! I'm sorry to say I'd never heard of the little gal. Thanks so much for the info!

  4. I love the footage of her with her bandages up ears. Cutest patient ever.

  5. This came across a discussion group I belong to right after War Horse was released. She was an amazing mare indeed.
    We don't tell Chestnut jokes around here though; it would annoy Champ ;o)

  6. That's amazing. I can hardly imagine half of the men surviving very long during this conflict, but a horse? Reckless, I salute you.


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