Cody (In Memoriam)
Cody is a sweet little storybook pony that used to be a school and show pony until he lost is eyesight. He has THE most gorgeous light green eyes, which may or may not have contributed to his blindness. Born in the year 2000, he has a lot of life left to give.
We were in search of a new, sound pony to allow us to retire our lovable, safe, "go-to” pony Angel. Our friends at White Bird Appaloosa Rescue told us about this fella that ended up with them after his diagnosis. They found him to be fully rideable and certainly safe for lead line rides- exactly what we needed! We praise God for helping us find him and for giving him a second chance job after his life in service had been deemed “over”. We thank Whitebird Appaloosa Sanctuary also for letting him go to find his new career as a minister to hurting youth.
Cody has fans all over Virginia who are excited to see him embark on his new career. One specific person, Alison Fisher, “held his hoof” to make sure his transition to Wings of Hope was smooth.
Other fun facts about this guy, he is a Pintaloosa (paint /appaloosa cross). He is white except for delineated sections of Appaloosa spots. He gets along well with everyone, even Samson. He is a crowd favorite among our ranchers and volunteers, no surprise there!
Since all of our horses have or are given Bible names to mark their new positions, and Cody knows his name (had it his whole life), but it’s not technically in the Bible…. his full Wings of Hope name is Nicodemus, (Nic-CODY-mus) and his nick name is Cody. The story of Nicodemus can be found in John 3:1-18 and conveniently steers people directly to the salvation message shared in John 3:16. Amen!
In John, Chapter 3, the Jewish teacher Nicodemus asks Jesus how one receives eternal life. Jesus answers Nicodemus by saying,
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.”
— John 3: 16–18, NIV