Tune in. Tack up.® with Dusty (the horse) Help with the keyboard by Mark Peterson

What’s the best way for fans to interact with you Dusty?
My Facebook Fan Page. New posts EVERY day. https://www.facebook.com/markanddusty

Where were you born and how did you meet Mark?
I was born in northern IL. Mark found me on the internet and came to see me.

We heard you try and communicate with wild animals you’ve met before on your travels. Is this true? Explain.
Yes maam, I like everyone. New friends are GREAT, no matter what species.

What’s your favorite song ATM?
Girls & Horses by Templeton Thompson

What’s your job description and the thing you love most about the work you do?
I help teach communication, backcountry trail riding for gaited horses and my favorite is, visiting the children in need of support Nation Wide! The smiles I get when I kiss a child or hand them a present makes life worth living!

You and Mark work together with Ronald McDonald House. Could you tell me your most memorable experience with your volunteer work?
When I set a present in a blind girls hands and the look on her face when she felt it. It was life changing!

When you retire, what will you do with all your free time?
Hey now! I’m only 14…. lol

What is the last movie you saw?

What type of horse are you and do you have any brothers or sisters?
I am a Kentucky Mountain and I live and travel with my full sister Daisy May

Apples or carrots?
Yes please!!!!!

Please tell me about the clinics that you and Mark do together?
Who can benefit from them? Everyone that rides horses will love this clinic. 3 separate stages all taught in a two days on the trail. A softer, gentler type of communication, trail riding instruction to help you ride further and safer and gaited training for horses like us.

Have you been to many of the 50 United States? What’s your favorite and why?
I’ve ridden in about 35 out of the 50 continental US states. I have many favorites, depending on the time of year.

Congrats on being chosen to be the Breyer Limited Collector of the year. What did you think when you heard the news?
I was SOOOO honored to be chosen. I thought the likeness was great too! All the way down to the last dapple. lol

Are there any special new projects you’re working on?
We are think about working on a” Dusty’s Adventures” children’s book series. Can you imagine ME, on a book tour, signing MY own books? (Don’t tell anyone though. )

What’s your favorite HorseGirlTV episode and why?
Breyer, The World’s Premier Model Horse!