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My Horse, The Escape Artist… presented by Five Star Tack

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Horse Junkie Michelle von Schmidt-Pauli sent us this story about her horse…Thanks, Michelle!

Manley has always done things his own way.  And in the 17 years we’ve had him I’ve had numerous “guess what your horse did?” calls from the barn.  But this one was a doozy.

pony shamed!

“Pony shamed” Manley

Tuesday afternoon I got a call from our trainer explaining that Manley escaped from his paddock (nothing new he’s brilliant that way) had wondered over to the elementary school behind the barn to hang with the kids (that’s a new one) and that animal control was now involved (color me speechless).  Fortunately someone called the barn and he was collected before he was taken to horsey jail.

We think he is having a hard time adjusting to his recent retirement and was lonely.  Of course he also knows if you hit a human in just the right way with your head, treats come out.

Michelle von Schmidt-Pauli

Five Star Tack


  1. So glad he (Mardi…Oh, no..? now he’s called Manley!) didn’t have to go to ‘horsey jail’….So hard to tell his horsey pals about the horsey grand jury indictment for stealing horsey tack from his friends….

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