The Horse falls in love while on vacation
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
September 2, 2017 11:01pm CST
I went up to visit a music buddy in Paradise CA over the past couple of days. While I was up there, my friend introduced me to his girlfriend's newish horse in the back yard. She's about 20, and hasn't been ridden in a few years. She was something of a rescue. When I met her, I did my normal horse stuff, sniffing her nostrils, sharing a couple of apples with her, petting her gently, and slapping her on the butt. I could tell that she could tell I was a horse person, so I picked up each of her feet, pretend cleaned them, and took her fly mask off. Her eyes looked happy, so I went to small barn in her pasture, where my friend said the halters were. She followed me into the barn, and I put a halter on her. No problem. I led her around for awhile, and she basically told me that she was ready to be ridden again. But my buddy's girlfriend, who is out of town, wasn't there, so I didn't jump on her. Later, I gathered some more apples went back to visit her (it was 105 degrees F out, so imagine everything happening slowly). She came to the fence nickered, and put her ears up. I knew I had made a new friend. My friend says they don't let her have a cell phone, but I'll figure out a way to be in touch.
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• Walnut Creek, California
3 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha I think horses have good memories for "friend" and "foe." What she seemed to enjoy the most was me cleaning her feet, brushing her, putting the halter on, and leading her around--the kinds of things humans do before they ride a horse.