The Thirsty Zebra

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Buck and Gil's Travelling Blog



Hi, my name is Buck and this in my friend Gil.  My mom used to say to me all the time, "Be Understanding, Confident and Kind"... I guess that's why everyone always called me Buck.


Gil's full name is branded on the bottom of his foot, it is the craziest thing! When he lifts his hoof up to get it cleaned out, there it is... "Good Is Life!"


Gil and I will be posting pictures and stories of our adventures that we hope you will all  enjoy.  Our goal is to entertain you and offer a feeling of happiness and well being.  Gil was born in Maui, Hawaii, so that is one reason we want to share the Aloha State of Mind.


Stay tuned as we begin our journey together and with our partner, Susan. She loves to travel to all sorts of great places, particularly places where horse events are being held.




January 16, 2015



After getting adopted by the Acree Family, I got to try a whole bunch of fun activities before I move to the mainland to live with them in Idaho.  They told me I  will meet my new friend, Buck when I get to my new home.


May 13, 2014

By Susan Acree


I was recently told a story that actually gave me chills.  This is an amazing story!


Because of some health issues I was having, my daughter, an equine veterinarian and acupuncturist, encouraged me to see an acupuncturist.  I had some friends that had to...

April 16, 2014

By Susan Acree


Today would have been my beloved Race’s 21st birthday.  It is hard to believe he has been gone almost eight years already.  I still miss him.


I remember when I first got Bonus, as a five year old OTTB, I would be brushing his tail and forget it was...

March 3, 2014

By Susan


Okay, this is a first for me.  Going out to feed the horses and forgetting to feed the horses!  What is wrong with me?


My morning started out as any other Monday.  I got up about 7:00, had coffee with my husband and saw him off to work.  I usually the...

February 21, 2014

By Susan


After hearing of the untimely death of Dan James’ mustang, Punk, Guy McLean sent Dan this poem.  All of us that have lost a horse, feel it’s power and love.


Personally, I wrote a book, The Horses I’ve Loved, A Memoir, to help heal my broken heart.  I’ve se...

January 15, 2014

By Susan Acree

My husband and I enjoyed a much needed warm vacation over the holidays. We spent Christmas with all of our children and grandchildren, although we had to travel 4 hours on Christmas Eve,and then an additional 7 hours Christmas Day to accomplish this amazi...

November 14, 2013

By Susan Acree


I recently returned from a phenomenal event in Ft. Worth, Texas.  It was called The Mustang Million.


I was looking for an excuse to take a trip back to the Dallas area to visit my friend, Kim, and other friends I had made during my six year stay.  I ran...

March 14, 2013

By Susan Acree


Our first day in Kentucky was wonderful!  We started the morning with a beautiful drive to Louisville to tour Churchill Downs.

Our tour guide, Barry was so fun.  He told stories of his favorite Kentucky Derbys and funny memories of sneaking in as a te...