Merlin's Magic aka
Merlin came to us in March 2005 after a week on the road in a huge horse trailer.
He was the last horse dropped off to his new home in the US after leaving the PMU farm in Northwest Canada where
he was foaled.
He was only 6 months old when I bought him from a photograph Dianne Cox had of him. She had bought his sire and
was buying his half-sister - who later joined her brother at Appaloosa Acres - and I was waiting anxiously when
the trailer arrived at Dianne's to see what he was like. I loved him already as we had been waiting 4 long months
for him to arrive and he was my first 'baby horse'.
Merlin, (Percheron cross) at 6 months
Born May 5, 2004
When the gate swung open on the trailer, he took a long look at all of
us taking a long look at him and hopped right down and said 'well, here I am'.
He stayed with Dianne for the first 6 months until the farm was finished.
Merlin at 11 months
Now he's no longer that dark, leggy, little guy who won my heart. He's a magnificent,
17+ hand, graying-out fellow who still has the beautiful baby-face and a sweet, affectionate nature with those
he is close to.
Due to a congenital leg issue, Merlin is not under saddle but, though he is beautiful, he is far from being 'just
a pasture ornament'. He shares herd protection duties with Titan very capably and is a favorite among farm visitors
due to his size, presence and attractiveness.
Merlin is half Percheron and half Quarter Horse.
MERLIN AND MAY SEPTEMBER 2005
Merlin, at 3 years, 'Playing Games' with Becky Barton