Like so many other hobbyists, I felt like I knew Flick long before our first meeting.
Teresa, AKA "Flicksmom", has been sharing Flick stories with the hobby at large for decades, first on Haynet, then on forums such as Model Horse Blab and most recently on Facebook. He has been one of the hobby's best known and most loved horses, and the outpouring of grief over his passing was nothing short of monumental.
In a post on Facebook, Teresa described their thirty one year relationship this way: It was a messy thing, a strong thing, a love affair with life and issues and love and wishes coming true... He was not a perfect horse - but for me, he was perfect and that is all that mattered. The years I had I would not trade for anything else on this earth and I wish I could have more.
Today's post is a celebration of those years, a celebration of Flick and Teresa and their strong, messy, perfectly imperfect love affair.
Flicker of Lightning, May 22, 1983 - March 13, 2015
|Photo courtesy of Shelly Graham|
|Flick with his other family, Volte barn owners, Shelly, Michael and Tess|
|Flick with "his" pony, Cherry|