|FLYING COLORS PRAIRIE MOON
1992 Section C Welsh mare
|This page was updated on November 20, 2013.
Heidi A. Tschida
Ponies Galore! Welsh Hunter & Performance Ponies
Ham Lake, Minnesota (612) 750-7080
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Sire: Flying Colors Yankee Clipper
Dam: Flying Colors Dark of the Moon
Pedigree Highlights: Coed Coch Berwynfa, Dafydd y Brenin
Cymraeg, Cusop Sheriff, Criban Victor, Seamair Eclipse
Foaled: June 23, 1992
Died: November 20, 2013
Color: light bay; star and right hind coronet
Height: 13.2 hands
Prairie came to me in June of 2011 after nearly becoming a ward
of Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue. Donna Ley of SDL Welsh
Ponies was fostering Prairie after she was surrendered. Knowing
I had Prairie's dam and several siblings, Donna contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in providing Prairie with a 'forever home'
and making the necessary decisions for her when the time came.
I had first met Prairie in 1997 when I purchased Galore's Blazing Star and her nephews, Galore's Goin' Solo and Galore's Des
Colores. I was informed by their breeder that Prairie was being sold as 'broodmare only' due to a shoulder injury she received when
she was 3.
Prairie had been ridden and bred in subsequent years and eventually ended up at Donna's with a bridle that had a Tom Thumb bit on
it that was UPSIDE
In addition to her shoulder injury, Prairie also had arthritis in various places. With the aid of a joint supplement and a daily dose of
Bute, this sweet, funny girl lived happily in my pasture with her dam, Flying Colors Dark of the Moon, full brother in blood Flying
Colors Rainbow Trail and half siblings Galore's First Edition, Galore's Second To None and Galore's Fifth Avenue, plus
several nieces and nephews. In spite of her lameness, she was always ready for her dinner, flying out of the gate like an out of control
freight train and she would often frolic with the herd.
With the forecast of an upcoming difficult winter, I made the decision to send my beloved "Prairie Monster" over the Rainbow Bridge
with her dam and Galore's Panache on November 20, 2013. They were attended by our beloved vet Dr. Jon Engstrom and good
friend Tracey Macalus. All went quietly, to join Torchlight, Galore's Sweet Revenge and Lady June.