Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:27 PM
To: Shellie Pacovsky
Subject: Re: Guess Who?
Last night I spent about 45 minutes writing a
lengthy email telling you all about our delight with
our SCW Delightful Perfection. But it disappeared,
so tonight I will try again.
She is amazing! Even people who don't know horses
know she is special. Our vet is VERY impressed with
everything about her. Interested in how I found her,
what I was looking for, and how I trusted you enough
to buy her sight unseen from the other side of the
country. My answer was research, experience and
knowing the breed and the breeder. Came from a
history of foundation Morgans and disgust with
"modern" ones, so knew where I was going.
Delight is settling in most happily. She gets along
with our two miniature horses, and loves our other
TWH, Harley. The first time she and Harley were
turned out together all they did was get side by
side and graze. Sort of like magnets! Jodie has been
bonding with her, knowing the rest of their lives
will be spent together, and they are the dearest
couple! Delight is leading with voice commands, turn
left, turn right, whoa, stand, back. Jodie has been
taking her out on walks through the woods, away from
the other horses, and Delight's curiosity and
largely unflappable enjoyment of discovery is
amazing. She stands in crossties, allows all sorts
of grooming intrusions, and allows the minis to walk
under the crossties to get to their stalls. Not
ready for a full bath yet, but Jodie is working
slowly up from her feet. She is sweet, kind, and
Now, being a two year old, once in a while (as you
will remember from your children) she has to say an
emphatic "NO" . We have a special awful-sounding "eh
eh", which, when accompanied by a bit of a slap
takes just a couple of times to change the "no" to
"ok" Gentle, consistent, thoughtful correction and
experience in outwitting potential problems (such as
"me first" when lining up to be brought in) are
creating a peaceful bonding with all of us.
Now the best part! Today, Delight was having a nap
in her stall, and Jodie went in and SAT ON HER!!!!
Is this true love or what? Delight has been here
less than four weeks and they are in bed
If I live to be a thousand years old, this is one of
the very best things I have ever done. What a
perfect horse -- we LOVE her!!!
Best, best, best,
Thank you, Anne. We thought she would be a good
match for you guys. We love it when a plan comes
together!! Can I use your email for the guestbook or
are you writing something in the guestbook?
Mark & Shellie
Slush Creek Walkers