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Rescue drafties arrive - hoooray!

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  • Rescue drafties arrive - hoooray!

    Not into debating rescue, but this Feb for various complicated reasons, I "bailed" a horse out of a kill pen- a big (really big) old draft (Belgian). Got him to a rescue in Texas, then bought him (and his new girlfriend) a second time to make sure they were safe.
    Boarded them there while I could make arrangements here so that their new digs would work out.
    Because Texas (and VS) they needed to do a full quarantine again so got a new shed, put in new fencing and I hope it will work for 30 days (or whenever they clear QT)
    And...here they are! This was taken in TX. The gelding I rescued initially is on the right and his GF is the one with the long forelock (and nasty looking foot).
    Very sweet, easy going, lovely horses. Big thanks (so many thanks) to Horseworks who got him and kept them both for me, and for Charles Vondra transport for toting them here.
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      Kudo's to you for rescuing him and his new girlfriend, they are a lovely couple.

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      • #4
        They look lovely -- and thank you for giving them a new lease on life.

        Have you named them?
        AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012

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          Thank you and yes, they really are a couple. follow eah other very closely.
          and yes, I named the big gelding Clyde when he was being taken to the rescue and when he buddied up to the mare, of couse they named her Bonnie...
          And yes,t heya re just out in their slippers, their working days are over.

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          • #6
            I have a very big soft spot for Belgians. What a sweet couple. Thank you for saving them.

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            • #7
              Does the ground shake wherever Bonnie and Clyde walk?

              How old are they, do you know?

              They look like they are curious and wondering, contented to be there.

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              • #8
                Darling!
                "Random capitAlization really Makes my day." -- AndNirina

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                • #9
                  Lucky horses.

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                  • #10
                    Congratulations to you and your two new “partners in crime”!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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                    • #11
                      Love them!
                      They're like a little old couple sitting at the breakfast table just quietly enjoying one anothers company.

                      And they do have a job-being the cutest pasture puffs ever!

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                      • #12
                        Belgians are my favorite breed. Thank you so much for helping them and giving them a home
                        Caring for Clifford, my big red dog and assorted monkeys, I mean goats. Protected by a few loyal Anatolian Shepherd Dogs and Kangals.

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                        • #13
                          They are so beautiful! Well done for giving them a new home. We don't have many belgians here in Australia and I have never met one, but I have always loved the look of them.

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                          • #14
                            Just wow!!

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                            • #15
                              They really are an adorable couple. Thank goodness they have you now!

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                              • #16
                                I am unable to determine their cuteness level on the amount of photos provided. Please provide more photos so I can properly appreciate this couple.

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                                  Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                                  I am unable to determine their cuteness level on the amount of photos provided. Please provide more photos so I can properly appreciate this couple.
                                  Yes please! More photos of Bonnie and Clyde!
                                  AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012

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                                  • #18
                                    This wins the internet this week!
                                    "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him."

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                                    • #19
                                      Huge kudos to you. And thank you for giving this large, lovely couple their well-earned slippers and rocking chairs in their golden years.
                                      Frost Bite Falls

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                                      • #20
                                        Awww! Super cute new big ponies! I loved seeing this. Thanks for sharing. And yes, definitely need more pics to properly assess cuteness.
                                        Finding Cures, Saving Children. Sept. 29, 2019 Saddle Up for St. Jude event. Donate here.

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