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#1 greygelding

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 12:02 PM

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As I arrived home yesterday evening I noticed all six horses were beating the heat by hanging out in the shade of the last two corrals on the east side of the house. I go inside, relax a little bit then have dinner, followed by a nice cold slice of watermelon. Finished, I cut the rind into six pieces planing to give each horse a treat before dinner. I looked out the window but I could only see five horses in the shade. Trooper was not in sight but I had a feeling where I would find him. Stepping out the front door, I looked west at the west pasture gate and sure enough, there he was. Steeping over to him I presented him with his treat and it quickly vanished. He really has my number and as I turned away I heard a soft nicker pleading for just one more. Oh well, I can always split one of the other pieces in half. Another nicker, a soft nose touch on my arm, and a gentle neck wrap around me and I was out of treats. As I closed each corral gate and gave each a hug and a scratch, they could smell watermelon, and I was throughly inspected for the missing treats. Well at least everybody got a good dinner, including the little grey gelding with the Cheshire Cat smile.

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:03 PM

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How I love this post.

 

Mike, thank you so much for being such a great horse dad.

 

 


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:41 PM

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How I love this post.
 
Mike, thank you so much for being such a great horse dad.


He’s got me well trained. LOL

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 06:01 PM

Oh Mike- you are the best horse dad ever!  I think we should buy you a mug that says just that.   "Worlds Best Horse Dad"   :D


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