NE Portland Horse Stories
A Tale of Two Ponies
One horse that I put in front of a neighbor's house was given the name "Chocolate Rose". The horse ended up getting damaged and I replaced her with another which my neighbor named "Rusty Rose". I tied a wire to one of her feet as a sort of hobble and attached it to a nail in the ground to try to keep her on the curb. Then I had to write a poem about these two. Here it is:
Chocolate Rose, although sweet, couldn't stay on her feet
and went off to meet her fate
She dropped off the concrete
and into the street
and is now at the Pearly Gate
Her pal Rusty Rose
knows to stay on her toes
but sometimes she needs a hand
I've added a hobble
to stop Rusty's wobble
to try and help her stand
If you see that she's down,
don't just turn around
Pick her up if you haven't already
If all of this town
can help her rebound
I'm sure she will be much more steady.
Eventually, Rusty Rose also retired from service and this is the latest horse to stand in this location.
Another horse in NE stayed in place for months and then disappeared one day. Then he reappeared looking slightly worse for wear. I took him home, cleaned him up, bandaged him and put him back where he came from.
Here's his poem:
Poor Henry was probably pulled by a car
Away from his ring, but not very far
He came back and was here waiting for me
So I took him home and cleaned him up as you see
He insisted I bring him right back to his post
Where he makes people happy and has a great host.
Say hello to Henry when you pass by each day
He likes it right here and he plans to stay.
Carye Bye sent in a link to a story about a stolen horse named Nellie near SCRAP. Scroll down a little on the page to find the story.
This horse got a manger full of hay.
< Jessica Yu took these pictures. v