"Crackers." Watercolor and India Ink on Bristol by Lahle Wolfe.


Crackers is a special horse with a special story. He suffered a near catastrophic injury and it was thought he would not recover. His owner decided to give this kindhearted horse a chance and turned him out to pasture in hopes he would at least live out his days in peace. One day, long after his injury, his owner saw Crackers trotting outside her window. Nothing short or miraculous, she wanted him to have love and leased him to another woman, Kathy, who had her own heartache to heal from. Together, Crackers and Kathy thrived and enjoyed many happy times together until it was time to let him retire.

Bruder, Watercolor Layer 1, by Lahle Wolfe


Bruder is an intelligent, handsome gelding that belonged to a friend of mine. She nurtured him, trained him, and loved him with all her heart. At 17.2 hands Bruder (Rio Del Oro) is more like a small dinosaur than a horse. He loves smelling women’s hair, and he loves his person. I met two of his cousins — equally tall (one is actually a full 18 hands), but not nearly as handsome as far as I am concerned. Of any horse I have met to date he has the largest feet.