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Popcorn - 15 yrs.

$400 - Popcorn is a 15 year old pony mare. She stands at 43 inches tall and is very sound, healthy, well-cared for and well broke. She is current on all of her shots, wormers and trims and is ready to go for the season. Popcorn has no special needs and is one heck of a little pony. Not only has Popcorn been ridden by kids, but she also drives, has been on lots of trail rides and has done parades as well. This is one of those rare ponies that always behaves and is a very safe, reliable trail horse. She is the kind of pony that you can let the kids climb all over her, under her, take her out alone and do whatever the kids need to do with no worries. This is really a special little girl and is going to make some other little girl or boy their perfect dream horse. If you have thought about getting the kids a pony, this is the pony you want. We cannot say enough good things about her. She was donated because her kid, Erin, has moved up to a full sized horse now (Mae).

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Heidi S.
Hello there! What a lovely little gal!  Has this horse done 4H or 4H shows at all?

Hello Heidi!  I'm not sure if Popcorn has done 4-H or not (can find out), but I do know she has done parades, which we forgot to mention above.  :)  I'm sure she'd be great in 4-H. 
Heidi S.

Thank you Karen!  An email message was sent to Scott as well :)
Thanks for all that you do!

Jenni O.
This pony is worth her weight in gold. Cute, a good size, and well-behaved. It doesn't get any better than this.

Popcorn is a perfect pony.  The pictures tell it all.

Popcorn does also drive. 
Wow. What a pony! Ponies like this are hard to come by. Kid safe, trail rides, parades, drives...what more could you ask for?!?!? And a cute name too. :)

I wish I had a pony like this as a kid.  Heck, this pony really makes me wish I was a kid again.  You are so right Jurita, good ponies like this are really worth their weight in gold and don't come along often, and we do not say that lightly around here or throw out compliments to horses that aren't well deserved.  Popcorn is really going to make someone extremely happy. 

Cindy S
Do you think she would be ok in a pasture with 4 quarter horses?
She is in our big pasture now with all of the full size horses and doing great.
Lindsey N
I love this little one!!  So happy she will have the opportunity to make another little one happy :D  I'm guessing she is gunna go like hotcakes!  I have said this a thousand times probably, but if circumstances were different...

She is just an amazing all-around pony!  You guys have been saying how rare of a pony she is and I agree, but she is just plain RARE.  It is so hard to find any kind of horse that you can trust like that!!  Big, little, round, or otherwise...I think she will do anything and everything anyone would ask of her.
Jodi N
We sure miss "Miss Pops" around here... We LOVE Mae already but I sure miss Popcorn's greeting every morning when we step out. She really is a neat pony and has an awwsome personality. If there were any way, we would have kept her just as a pasture pet but we only have a small acerage and I did not want to over stretch our pasture. Since my daughter wants to ride with me, we needed to get a bigger horse and only have room for two. Thus, it was decided that Popcorn could maybe make some other child a wonderful friend. When and if her age dictates that she needs to "retire", I will gladly make the trip up and bring her home and she will live out her days with us. By then my daughter will probably be in college and I will have room.
She was first trained as a driving pony and the gentleman we got her from said she was very good at it too! I always wanted to get a cart and harness for her but never did : (  I hope who ever adopts her will drive her as well.  She LOVES kids !!! Likes to be brushed and fussed over and has a perfect long mane that my daughter spent hours braiding. She does need her fly mask though in the summer to prevent sunburn around her eyes. We left her mask with Scott and Karen.
Popcorn gets along with everybody that I've seen her with. If other horses bother her she will just avoid them but she will stand up for herself if need be. She also LOVES treats of any kind. The way to her heart is through her stomach!!!
We have sooo much more to tell about her... if anyone has questions, let me know. I really hope who evers adopts her will keep us updated on her. We LOVE you Popcorn.
Tricia - No. WI
This whole adoption sitch brings tears to my eyes!  How wonderful that a little girl has the maturity to allow her beloved pony the chance to be adopted by another doting family and yet can open her heart to another adoption horse in Mae.  This is just so heart-warming!
Jodi N
Just giving Popcorn a little "bump"..... hope she gets some visits soon !!
Popcorn is adopted!

ATTN: We know there are going to be more than a few people who are upset about Popcorn being adopted and it not being their family that got to adopt her. We would like to explain. Some good friends and long time supporters of MHWF, Rick and Nancy M. have been looking for the perfect pony for their Young Grand-Daughter who has Down's Syndrome, Alyssa and her big sister Haley. Popcorn was the perfect fit for them and as much as we wish we had a dozen ponies like Popcorn to share with all of the good people who were interested in her, this was a simple choice for us. Rick and Nancy and their family have been there for this program since the day it started. We know they will give Popcorn a top-notch home and that she is the perfect fit for their Grand-Daughters. Not only that, but she will be living just a few short miles down the road and we will even get to see her from time to time. We apologize if you were one of those people who sent in your application hoping for a chance at Popcorn. Sadly, there was only one Popcorn and quite a few of you. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Thank you to everyone who was interested in Popcorn, and thank you to Rick and Nancy and their family for taking Popcorn into their hearts and pasture.  We think Popcorn is going to be the perfect addition and the girls already love her. 

Here are a few pictures from adoption day, 7/1/2013, of Popcorn with her new little girls, Haley and Alyssa. 

I want to explain the beautiful pink halter that Popcorn is wearing. A wonderful lady named Toni came by the MHWF farm brought 20 halters, 10 pink and 10 blue. The Sandy Hook tragedy hit her really hard and she was thinking about the 20 acts of kindness and she came up with this idea. Each horse that gets adopted now will leave with a beautiful rope halter with attached lead rope, pink for the mares and blue for the geldings. You will notice that there is a little horse figure attached to the halter, and each one of those little wooden horses attached to the halter has the name of a Sandy Hook victim on it.  What a wonderful way to remember them and share their memory!  Here is an adoption day picture of Popcorn in the beautiful pink halter in remembrance of ALLISON from the Sandy Hook tragedy. 

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What a wonderful match for Popcorn, Alyssa, and Haley!  This is such a great next chapter for everyone!  Big congratulations to Popcorn and her girls :)  I am sure this makes Erin and her family very happy!
Hannah J.
Okay, so that is one of the very cutest things I have ever seen.  Left a lump in my throat.  Congrats to all!
P.S. love the group photo with the "gang" in the back checking the whole matter out.

Congratulations to Popcorn and her new family!  I love the pink halter with the rainbow shirt...smile...perfect match!  May Allison always be remembered with joy in the years to come.

mel d
Congratulations to Popcorn and her new girls :) Happy Day!
WOW!   I was not one of the folks trying to Adopt Popcorn.... BUT I AM SO HAPPY that she will be a horse for someone with special needs!   I participate (As does my other Equestrian Friends) in a program that is called PEP or Proud Equestrian Program.... for 1 week during the summer, we lead disabled children around and give them riding lessons.... I have volunteered some of our horses and have been walked so much I ought to be able to wear a bikini  (HAHAHA NOT).....  I can tell you these kids LOVE the Equestrian Program....  and I can only say that POPCORN is Priceless!
My late Son Niles (Passed away in May 2009)  had Autism and Loved the PEP Program and Horses....
You made the best Adoptive Choice I am Sure!   Congratulations to all involved!
Donna M
It looks like "Popcorn: The perfect pony" found the perfect home. Happy for all!
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