Meet the Horses 

The Bonnie Princess Obsidian

The Bonnie Princess Obsidian
The Bonnie Princess Obsidian

P6170046
P6170046

Also known as Siddie
Also known as Siddie

The Bonnie Princess Obsidian
The Bonnie Princess Obsidian

The Bonnie Princess Obsidian is an aged black Tennessee Walker mare who came to us from a woman who rescued her five years ago from a man who “always rode her too hard and put her up wet”.  In the five years this kind Samaritan owned her, she still couldn’t put a whole lot of weight on her, so she had christened her “Bony”.  (The man before had called her “Princess”.)  I can’t bring myself to call any horse “Bony”, so one of the volunteers suggested we should morph that to “Bonnie”.  One of the 4-Hers wanted to name her something honoring how black she is, and so suggested “Raven”.  The only problem with that is, we already have a “Raven”, in that my personal horse (whom I now call “Cloudline”, in honor of the hunt club from which I purchased him) is actually registered with the Jockey Club as “Raven Mission”.  How they came up with Raven Mission, or what that is supposed to mean, I have no idea.  I wonder if maybe they meant “Raving Missile”, instead, and just didn’t know how to spell real well?  “Raving Missile” makes a little more sense, for a racehorse, maybe?  At any rate, for blackness, I like “Obsidian”; we can call her “Siddie”, for short.  So, now safe at Sanctuary, we have the “Bonnie Princess Obsidian”.  And a bonnie princess indeed, she is proving to be!