Jane Nopanen and Thunder and Lightning


Thunder and Lightning is a 9 year old Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse gelding, by Palomino parents who is a blue eyed albino.

Owned by Jennifer Kafel and ridden by Emerald Coast Dressage show secretary Jane Nopanen. "Light" gets special treatment to protect him against the strong Florida sun. "We use a lot of sunscreen on his muzzle, sheath, tail, heels, ears and around the eyes" explained Nopanen. In addition, he wears a flysheet and mask to help protect him.

Nopanen, a civil engineer at the Eglin Airforce Base, will be riding Thunder and Lightning while his owner attends The University of Florida this year.




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