A new friend

Today while out shopping I was drawn to a stand that was managed by some old ladies who were selling things for a good cause. There was a little teddy bear who reminded me very much of Rosie's energy. I purchased the little fellow and took him home with me. Later in the afternoon, I decided to introduce the new friend to my horses. 

George, my thoroughbred mustered the little bear with some interest, acknowledge him and then went on with what he was doing.

When I introduced Rene (I had named the bear in the meantime) to Rosie, my miniature pony, she started to whinny and nicker, sniffed him, gently inspected all his features and whinnied calmly while she was doing this. She gently took his paw between her lips and muzzled the bear all over. 

I was so surprised about her reaction, it almost felt she had found a long lost friend, she would not take her eyes of him.

I was wondering if any of you have had a similar experience with one of your horses? Tell me about it by leaving a comment.

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.” Sharon Ralls Lemon


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