Tag: summer

Southwind Dreamer – training at one year

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You might remember when “Dreamer” was born last year. That’s her picture as a newbie. Now she’s old enough to start training so here’s a few videos of how she is coming along. We always love to hear your comments so … keep on writing – and reading!

Enjoy the ride!
Don’t forget to check out “Horse Tamer” and all Dad’s other books you might have missed!
And, as always, join the fun at Horse Tales!

Horse Tales events 2012


Here’s a couple photo albums from this year’s Horse Tales events.
Some from Florida and some from Arkansas

Hope you like them! Be sure to check out the summer camps ;

Florida West Palm Beach: June 22, 2012 and Tampa, July 25, 2012

Arizona and Arkansas schedule coming soon.

Be sure to look at all the new items at the Ebay Horse Tales Store,  you can help everyday!

And of all the FABULOUS sales in the Trading Post where you can find Bucephalus!

Summer’s here so grab a book and find your own “Island Stallion”!!

Be sure to let me know if YOU have any great summer stories.

Tim Farley

Cowboys & Indians

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There’s a nice article in Cowboys and Indians Magazine next month (July edition) … “Favorite Famous Horses”.
Guess who is one of the featured ponies?
You got it “The Black Stallion”!!

Here’s an excerpt;

7 Special Horses

They’ve galloped into hearts and minds, from films and fields and pages of books. Whether born of fiction or real-life legends, some horses are so distinctive they become part of the human story. In Part 1 of C&I’s Famous Horses series, we present seven who have the timeless quality of all great equines: the power to make life better.


The budget on The Black Stallion wouldn’t even pay for most TV commercials these days,” says Tim Farley, son of the late author Walter Farley, whose vision of a wild black horse, a boy, and their amazing journey has touched millions around the globe for nearly 70 years. Partially penned on a kitchen table when the author was just 16, the story grew into 30 novels in 22 countries, three motion pictures, the Arabian Nights theatrical dinner attraction in Orlando, Florida (where the official Walter Farley’s Black Stallion performs live nightly), and a vibrant program from the Black Stallion Literacy Foundation that combines reading books and actual horse visits. The literacy project has also translated Farley’s once out-of-print Little Black, A Pony into Navajo.

As for the Black Stallion’s life-altering influence, consider the story of Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international horse sport organization overseeing the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, and daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan. Sharing some personal insights with the local Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper about the impact of Walter Farley’s Black Stallion books on her early life, the princess said that as a sleepless child following her mother’s death, the novels were a source of consolation. It was Walter Farley’s books, she said, that led her to the horse country of the United States. www.theblackstallion.com.

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30th Anniversary Beucephalus

We have made a NEW version of the Beucephalus figurine inspired by the movie “The Black Stallion” (1979) for the thirtieth anniversary of this Academy Award winning film.

Take a look! Tell us what you think!

I don’t know if we’ll have them forever, they’re more work, it depends on YOU! These are cast bronze, then oxidized and hand rubbed to give a wonderful aged patina. Truly a one-of-a-kind. The perfect gift! We have them in silver and finished bronze, as well. About 1.75 inches tall & nose to tail. Approximately one ounce.

Thanks for reading!