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am CAP GAZITTE..Tusday, /une &.hurs2My, zltme.7,,,Z0071,-10: Miniature horse to celt,brate first birthday at Kids' Fest appetite for n. L Cheyenne is a miniature paint horse who shares:her home with Jowana, Terry and Tracy Lamb in Viola. She was a surprise baby. When her mother Gypsy was adopted by the Lambs, she was a chubby miniature, and Jowana provided *exercise faithfully to help with theWeight problem. On a June morning last year, the Lambs were :surprised by the arrival of Cheyenne. Now, at one year, she weighs 125 pounds and Fir birthdays are always spe- cial, and when you can share the birthday with upwards of 10,000 people, they are particularly spe- cial. On Saturday, June 9, when Kids' Fest comes to the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Cheyenne will be there to cele- brate her very first birthday. She invites kids and families everywhere to come and join her at 1 p.m, on the fairgrounds near The Centre Ice Rink. The only present needed is a healthy Cheyenne, a Miniature Paint Horse, looks forward to bring- ing her train(r, Jowana Lamb of Viola, with her when she comes to celebrate her first birthday at Kids' Fest on the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Saturday, June 9. J-,COMFORT,',,.. , as ,dg, wJaa, t/,, m Itlhalalt N is about the size of a large dog. Jowana Lamb has been trained in the Perrelli technique of natural horsemanship and also trains reg- ularly with Maryland horseman Carroll Williams. She started working with Cheyenne using exclusively a natural horseman- ship philosophy when the little foal was just three months old. At five months, Cheyenne was ready for her first performance. "She was so curious and learned so fast that it really tested my horsemanship skills," Lamb said. The pair, Cheyenne and Lamb, have been working and playing together all spring. Cheyenne fol- lows Lamb's movements, negoti- ates obstacles, has mastered side passes and balances on a pedestal. As Cheyenne, the Dancing Mini, she will present three shows in an outdoor ring near the ice rink at 1 ! a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Each per- formance will be different, and the one o,clock show will also cele- brate her birthday. As with any birthday party, there will be party favors for all the kids. Cheynne's closest human com- panion, Lamb, is a former dance instructor who discovered a pas-t sion for horses while coaching a vaulting team. As a result, she traded in her dancing shoes for boots and now shares her talent and understanding of horses at camps and horse events. After owning regular horses for years, she discovered a love of minis quite by accident when she was asked to give a miniature horse an adoptive home. According to the Miniature Horse Association website, minia- ture horses were first imported into the United States in the late 1800s. American miniature horses trace their blood lines to English and Dutch mine horses and were used in some Appalachian coal mines as late as 1950. Minis are eager to please, gentle and affec- tionate, arid extremely versatile. They grow no bigger than a large dog and are miniature versions of regular horses in conformaton, colors and type. They make won- derful cart horses and can easily pull one 0r two adults. They can be ridden by children up to 70 Continued on pag 23 Car + Home = BIG SAVINGS See me for-Car and Home Insurance and save. LIKE.A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS THERE " Providing Insurance and Financial Services State Ferm Hom O;llces: 81ooroitlOton, IL Jeanine O'Donnell, Agent 32191 Nassau Road, Unit 4 Lewes, DE 19958-3739 Bus: 302-644-FARM jean[ Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30-6:00 Saturday 9-12