||Six years old|
||Standard Bred Race Horse|
||Athens, Michigan, USA|
is a five or six year old standard bred race horse (retired).
He joined our family of critters in the early fall of last year. An
Amish friend of ours bought him at an auction. The first owners were
retiring him because he kept coming up lame, and he was sold to us
for the same reason. We had his shoes removed and he's been doing
fine ever since. He loves to run and he's so fast that our buggy will
fish-tail wildly because it can't take the speed! He hates to be
passed but accepts being passed by motor vehicles. He loves to eat
yogurt, potatoes, apples, bread and just about anything that breaks
up his usual diet of hay, corn and grazing.
We recently gave Stormy to my sister and niece, shown in this picture
along with my husband who is checking Storm's feet, before taking
horse and buggy out for a cruise. However, since they live in the
city, Stormy will stay with us on our farm, and we will continue to
use and care for him, along with all our other animals, two other
horses and a mule!
Stormy not only pulls the buggy, he can also be ridden bareback or
saddled. He's a double gaited horse and he enjoys a good curry and
treat after he's had to work. He has a very sweet nature, and loves
to be fussed over and petted. And, I'm so glad we added him to our
small herd. We live in Athens, Michigan on a small 65 acre farm where
we do things as old-fashionedly as is possible now-a-days. Stormy
makes it possible for us to go to town quickly and you just couldn't
ask for a better behaved animal than he is.
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