Guest Blogger Timmy Hollander shares a few secrets…

Guest Blogger Timmy Hollander is filling in for his Mom Geri this week, while she is busy at work.

My Mom was feeling guilty about not blogging recently, so I thought I would give it a try. Instead of HER writing about me, I thought it would be fun for ME to write about me, so here are some things you don’t know about moi.

1. Hollander is not my real last name. When Mom adopted me, I took her last name.

2. I was born in Casanova, VA. While Casanova was a famous lover, I can honestly say I’m not…someone gelded me early on.

3. My Mom calls me a redhead, but I am actually a copper bay.

4. I am a Holsteiner/Thoroughbred cross–although look more WB than TB.

5. I rode in my first 2 horse trailer when I was 6. Before that, I had only ridden in an 8 horse trailer. It took over an hour to load me into that small thing the first time.

6. I used to be afraid of blue tarps.

7. My pasture buddy is a semi bossy thoroughbred named Tommy. Not only are our names alike, but we look alike too. Our Moms often mistake us from a distance.

Tommy (left) and Timmy (me on the right).

8. Mom and I both love Wheat Thins and Sourdough Pretzel nuggets.

9. Black is my “signature color”. None of those pink zebra striped things for me!

10. I am a very good jumper.

11. I like to poop in the back of my stall and then cover it up.

12. My stall has a back scratcher in it.

13. My first trainer said if I was a human, I would be the guy with the black leather jacket.

14. My birthday, April 26th, is the same date as my Mom’s father’s.

15. I have two nicknames: “Tim Trim” and “The Timminator”. Both came from my trainer, Lainey Ashker.

16. My favorite music to work by is Mexican Mariachi music.

17. I snore really loudly and moan in my sleep.

18. Grooming is not my favorite activity, but if eating was an Olympic sport, I would be a contender.

19. I can eat a small Lickit overnight. It’s all in the teeth!

20. My favorite treat is Mom’s carrot balls. Don’t tell her but I’ve decided to share the recipe. Mom says they are easy to make , so they would make a great stocking stuffer for YOUR horse. Give them a try.


My favorite treat….Mom’s Carrot Balls!!

1 cup uncooked quick oatmeal (Mom uses Quaker Quick Oats)

1 cup flour        1 cup shredded carrots (Food processors help here)

1 tsp salt       1 tsp sugar         1 tsp vegetable oil              1/4 cup molasses

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients (add a little more molasses or vegetable oil if mixture is too thick).

Form little balls about the size of a donut hole and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet (Mom uses a baking stone). Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Immediately remove from cookie sheet and let cool.

I’m pretty sure your horses will love these as much as I do. Mom is usually the hit of the barn when she shares these with my friends.

Well… until next time, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah. Safe rides and remember to WEAR YOUR HELMET when you ride.