I started leasing Sug in February of 2008, She arrived at my barn on February 18th. She was 12. I've loved every moment she's been in my life. That amazing creature has given such joy to my kids and I, and taught us so much. My only regret is that she did not come into my life earlier.
My heart horse Shorty and I found each other when he was 4 and I was 16. That was 6 years ago. He is my forever man, has stuck with me through the thickest of thick can get. That horse is like... super glue. He's stuck to my side. Even though I tried to die on him, he kept me going.
My life saver mare, Grace, came to me when I was 18 and she was 6, so I've had her 4 years now.
I found my Molly Mare when I was 20 and she was 16, now 18 she's semi-retired doodling around the arena on occasion. She was a precious school horse of mine.
And good ol' Dot, the horse that will outlive us all. I got her when I was 15 years old and she was 26, she'll be turning 33 in January! and boy she doesn't look a day older than when we scooped her up.
If you count the mini donkeys... I've had those guys for 10 years now... since they were 4 mo!