Smoke, the blue roan Percheron
Hi my name is Smoke. That is what my foster mom named me. Please let me tell you a little about myself
I am a 10 year
old blue roan Percheron gelding. I was born out west I believe Wyoming, and have lived most of my life there. I have spent
most of my life pulling wagons and carts. There were once two of us. We were in many parades. We traveled across the country
in wagon trains. I remember many children patting us and saying many kind words. Oh yes life was perfect we were loved, cared
for and always well groomed.
Then one day the unbelievable happened. We were at home in our pasture. It was a cloudy
stormy evening. We didnt think much of it; we have lived through many stormy evenings in our lives. We went on with our
lives as usual. Thats when it happened. My team mate and good friend got struck by lightning. I couldnt believe it I was
shocked and saddened by my sudden loss.
My owner was shocked with disbelief. He promised me nothing would change that
he would find me another partner. As the days went by my hopes were diminishing and as my fears became reality. My owner
came out to the pasture put my halter on and led me away. I was told that he had no luck finding me a partner, that blue roan
Percherons were to rare and he couldnt drive me with any other color horse it wouldnt look right. I was sold.
arrived at my new home I was informed that this is was not where I wanted to be. There were many horses at this new home and
none were happy looking. This however was my luck day. On this day my foster mom was there and she saw me. I stick out
like a sore thumb with my rare color.
A few days went by and I saw my foster mom once more. Today she was here to see
me. This is what she told me later: When she left the feedlot the first day I saw her she was picking up two shires. She
called the same lady that bought them and asked her if she would be interested in a blue roan Percheron. Roby is my new moms
name. I will soon be on my way to my new home in Wisconsin where I hope to live out the rest of my life being loved.