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  1. #1
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    Mar. 9, 2005

    Default Charming horse story in today's Washington Post

    I suspect we've all known horses that were saints with children and persons with disabilities. This story is charming, and I hope you enjoy it.

  2. #2
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    Apr. 18, 2012


    Ugh, tears. RIP Jackson.

  3. #3
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    Mar. 26, 2005
    Back to Normal.. or as close as I'll ever get


    Go to your rest, Jackson - well-earned!

    When I was a working student at a lesson barn, one of our schoolies was - by vet's best guess - in his 30s.
    A cantankerous buckskin PITA to anyone except the novice riders he taught to ride on the longe.

    The night before he died one of the trainers came to me fuming after a lesson.
    "That damned Bucky! He totally ignores my longe whip and goes at his pace!"

    That night Bucky laid down in his stall and went to sleep forever - at his own pace.
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
    Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

  4. #4
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    Oct. 30, 2004
    South Jersey


    What a wonderful story. It reminds me of Misty Pony, a black Shetland at my first lesson barn, who bucked off the more experienced kids but was a saint with the beginners. I'll never forget those wise old eyes of his.

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