Hob Knobin’ Howard | Calm Before the Next Storm

A break in the action with one of South Pasadena's elders

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Howie the horse having a break from the weather before the next storm hits Tuesday.

This is one of the oldest South Pasadenans in town – in horse years.  Meet: Howie the horse.  A 31 year old, 5th generation descendant of the famous racehorse ‘Man o’ War’.

Equestrienne Connie Flanders took a few minutes to speak with The South Pasadenan on a beautiful Monday morning while Howie had a lovely time munching clover in the fresh green grass on Marmion Way.

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | Kuniko and Connie showing Hob Knobin’ Howard a good time on a breakfast walk in the park. “Howie” as he’s called, is 93 years old in human years and has been a South Pasadenan for nearly 28 years.

The next rain is coming.  An hour in the sun with this lovely fellow of a horse is a real treat.

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93 years old in human years, Howie originally came from Kentucky around the age of 3.  He grew up here in South Pasadena. He will turn 31 years old in about two weeks.

While he was bred from racing stock, he was trained as a jumper – and a great one he was back in the day.  He now resides down at the ‘Arroyo Seco Stables’, the longest running business in town Connie is proud to state.

Kuniko is handling Howie as his is “…doing his service to the park by eating down the dandelions and keeping the clover and grass trimmed…” Otherwise known as Breakfast.

More rain is on the way soon.  The stables were lively with activity getting all the animals out and about before the storm hits.

Rooster? Yep – ‘Cheeto’.  You’d like him.

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | Thats ‘Cheeto’ the rooster. He was being a real ham in front of the camera (for a chicken).
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | Calm before the storm on a fresh Monday morning. This little creek is a part of property owned by the Sokolow family near the Arroyo Seco Stables in South Pasadena.