Saturday, October 23, 2010

This Old Horse...

We have a beautiful old farm horse that just seems to wander around the place. Sometimes you don't see him for weeks and weeks (and you start to think something has happened to him!) and other times he will hang around the house yard waiting for bread and a pat. He is such a lovely natured animal - so gentle with the kids. You can put a bridle and saddle on him at any time and ride him even if he hasn't been ridden for months, even years.

Luke was talking on the phone the other night to the man that originally owned this horse. He told Luke that he was born on the 6 December 1979 - the same year I was born! I was dumbfounded to think this horse is as old as I am! I just had to scrap a page so that we could remember the date.

Apparently he used to be a champion campdraft horse and would even cut out cattle when wandering through the paddocks with the other horses. What a clever old fella! We are very lucky to still have him and he is the perfect horse for the kids to learn to ride on.

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  1. Wow! That is a very cool story! What a gorgeous gentleman horse he is!

  2. That is a great story! Love your layout Lauren!!!

  3. WOWEEEEE!!! I can't stop staring at this LO!!! Just love this one soooo much!!! xo


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