The Instigator & the Mystical Unicorn
It is not unusual to see a black and white streak race by at the farm. That black and white streak is Tracey [the instigator]. One of his favorite pastimes seems to be running figure eights around his paddock, kicking up his heels, sailing over an imaginary obstacle, and nipping his good buddy – Whitey [the mystical unicorn] – on the way by. Tracey is also fond of the phrase ‘Grass is always greener…’ He will take advantage of any chance he sees to break out of his paddock to find what he might be missing on the other side of the fence.
All of this occurs while Whitey, the mystical unicorn, stands by- observing, considering, wondering…With Whitey’s flowing white forelock, mane and tail, he looks like a mystical creature spreading love. Whitey promptly greets all who step foot on the farm; he announces the arrival of visitors and cons those visitors out of a treat or two. He is also Tracey’s silent partner in crime.
Tracey and Whitey seem to have a deal. Tracey goes looking for trouble whenever and however he can. Whitey stands by quietly – never revealing what Tracey is up to – keeping his dear friend’s secrets. Yes, these two little ones – Tracey, a miniature horse and Whitey, a Shetland pony – are a bonded pair. They love and need one another.
Before coming to Phoenix Rising, Tracey and Whitey were kept as a pair of dearly loved backyard pets. When their owner passed away, the boys faced an uncertain future. To ensure their safety and preserve their bond, friends of Tracey and Whitey’s deceased human stepped in and placed them in sanctuary with us. Their story does not end there, though. Tracey and Whitey are now part of our Stay-adopt program. Stay-adopt is a program developed for horses who would be better served remaining on the farm, as part of the Phoenix Rising herd, for life AND who also have a special human who is committed to them. Tracey and Whitey have two special humans committed to them, as well as the staff at Phoenix Rising.