When someone spends many hours working with an animal, they can form a hard to beat partnership. Sometimes we are lucky enough to know such a hard working pair. I know Brandi Engle, a girl with a wonderful pony named Annie Bonanza. A few years ago I lived next door and saw them working together daily. She is my niece and I am so proud of her. I ask my sister, to give me some details of their progress. And a very proud mother wrote...Brandi Engle and her horse Annie Bonanza, through hard work and a "never give up" attitude has earned them both the honor of representing Cumberland County at the NJ state horse show in August. They will be competing against the top riders in each county in several events. It will be their first try at states in Western Pleasure Pony and English Pleasure Pony. They will be in all 4 of the gaming events also. The Key Hole Race, The Bow Tie race, Pole Bending and Barrel Racing all of which the pair had previously competed in before at the state horse show. She plans to continue to ride this summer to keep Annie in tip top condition." Way to go Brandi and Annie!
A few years ago they inspired one of my T-shirt designs, Summer Days.”
Girls and horses sharing a special kind of “First Love” is one of my favorite inspirations for art.