We all really liked our horse, Buddy. He was a Standard bred, coal black, with a white star on his forehead and four white socks. He seemed to really enjoy pulling our little buggy and I enjoyed driving him as well.
He had only one fault, if you can call it that. He absolutely loved our children and did everything he could to be with them. He would painstakingly use his teeth to unlatch the gate to his field and several times a week I would look out the window to see him standing next to the sandbox or swing where the children were playing, just watching them. He seemed to have a special interest in the sandbox and would lower his head and watch intently as they dug ponds and built castles.
I would go out and he always let me hold his halter to lead him back to his pasture where he would then stand at the gate and look longingly into the yard. I always felt a little sorry for him when I put him back to his pasture since he really wasn't doing any harm in the yard and he was so gentle and the children always enjoyed when he came to visit them.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Posted by A Joyful Chaos at 8:10 AM
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Sounds as if Buddy thought he was a pet...or a babysitter! Maybe he wished he was a child who could build sand castles too!ReplyDelete
Awww.... that is SO sweet! :) I'd give a lot to have a horse like that!ReplyDelete
I've been reading your blog for sometime and have really been enjoying it! You do an AWESOME job at writing your life story... keep it up!
What a lovely story to read to start off my day! Buddy sounded like a sweet horse. I'm a horse lover and love a good horse story!ReplyDelete
What a sweetie-pie horse!ReplyDelete
What a great story! I'd love a horse like that. A friend of mine has a horse that's battle trained. He's used for re-enactments of 18th century battles and is so gentle. He'll fall asleep in the battle field while cannons and muskets are firing all around him!ReplyDelete
What a great story! And what a sweet horse!ReplyDelete
I have a question, we have lots of Amish in our part of the world and I always wondered why they never used a stockier horse for pulling their buggies? Their horses always seem to look so skinny and bony.ReplyDelete
I would love a horse like that!ReplyDelete
I just "happened" upon your blog this morning, and I am so glad I did. I love reading your stories! Thank you for sharing them. I have a lot of catching up to do.ReplyDelete
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We had a pony that could unlock the gate with his teeth and lips. I'm so glad to hear of another horse who did the same because when I've told that story people look like they don't believe me.ReplyDelete
Your horse sounds as though he was tempered like your whole family. Sweet and easy going. :)
I used to know a horse with talented lips like that - only he would go and let all the other horses out so he'd have someone to play with. Maybe you should have moved the sandbox into his paddock!ReplyDelete
That is so sweet! Sound like Buddy thought he was a dog instead of a horse wanting to following the children around as they played.ReplyDelete
THat's so sweet. I would have been in love with Buddy.ReplyDelete
He sounds like a very special horse.ReplyDelete
I'm always amazed at the uncanny ability of some animals to relate to children in such a caring way. Very sweet story.ReplyDelete
What a lovely story! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Dutch greetings, Carolien
Thanks for the smile today, when reading this post it brought back memories of the horses we boarded on our farm. They are like pets and they each have a different personality. We only had one stubborn one that we had to watch for but his owner was the same, so we know he came by it naturally.ReplyDelete
Aww, he thought he was human:) Horses like that make you want to bring them in and serve them tea, lol. My horse was sweet, too. I used to go out in the field and lay on her back while she grazed. She was rather devilish when she figured out how to get to Mum's garden, though.ReplyDelete
That was a very touching story. Buddy sounds like the sweetest horse in the world!ReplyDelete
Were you able to take pictures of that? What a sweet scene. Blessings,JoanneReplyDelete
awe! what a sweet horse!! ive heard of dogs and cats being nannys but never a horse! i love horses and hope someday to have a farm where i can own one, if so, i sure hope its a horse like buddy!ReplyDelete
What a sweet, sweet horse! I'm sure our children would love a horse like that!ReplyDelete