Pat Fish, Webmaster
In early 2017 Colin Dangaard got a call from his old pal Pat Fish. Over the years he had helped her fine-tune her saddle to fit her amazing Tobe mule, and provided all the accessories that are necessary to keep a mule in proper tack. She had heard that Colin was having troubles. She offered to help.
In the time since she has been the Facebook amanuensis and webmaster for colindangaard.com, and is shown here appearing in the 2018 Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade. She is riding her Rocky Mountain mule Tobe, dressed as a nun to represent the historical religious presence, and standing in front of the Old Mission float with the Franciscan brother Father Larry, who is not in costume.
In real life, when not riding Tobe, she is an internationally recognized tattoo artist, known for her intricate Celtic knotwork patterns and the replication of ancient illuminated manuscript illustrations and the carvings in ancient Pictish standing stones in Scotland. Her work can be seen on her website LuckyFish.com
She considers the relationship with an equine to be one of the most profound available to humans, the level of trust and mutual communication stretching the boundaries of what are commonly accepted possibilities. In Colin Dangaard she has found a kindred spirit, and she is proud to facilitate his online presence to make him and his skills and saddles more readily available to potential patrons worldwide.