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Blackie

by Lindsey from Tiburon

Blackie the Horse (I painted it (Lindsey from Tiburon, CA))
Blackie the Horse (I painted it (Lindsey from Tiburon, CA))

Blackie was a swayback horse who stood still. He was born in Kansas in 1926. A cowboy bought him and took him to Salinas, CA to rope bulls. When the cowboy was retired, Blackie was sold to an army captain where he patrolled during spring and summer. Then Blackie got old and swayback. The army captain sold him to an oysterman named Anthony Connell who lived in Tiburon by Richardson Bay. He wanted Blackie to stand out in his pasture and he wouldn't have to move at all. Blackie lived there for 28 more years. Children would come and visit him and feed him carrots, sugar cubes, and apples. He died at age 40 in 1966. There was a statue built in 1995 in his honor which is now the symbol of Tiburon.

I think Blackie is a hero because he helped remind people to help animals and plants. If it wasn't for Blackie there would be a mall and a big highway instead of that big field, which is now known as Blackie's Pasture. People will always be able to enjoy this field and have fun. For 28 years Blackie brought joy to a community. Today grown ups and children can still see him every day and play at his pasture.

Page created on 5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM

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