Legend of the Fancy Horse
This story, inspired by an Appaloosa the author had as a child, starts with a little filly being born on a dark night. Although the filly’s birth was much anticipated, the other horses in the Appaloosa herd are disappointed that she is plain and subsequently deem her to be unworthy. Despite this, the mother mare believes her filly is beautiful and names her Fancy. Distanced from the herd, the filly shows her true character and grows more beautiful both on the outside and from within.