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October 24, 2001

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Lucky, the Pet of the Day
Name: Lucky
Age: Thirteen years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Swedish Warmblood, Thoroughbred
Home: Foxboro, Ontario, Canada
   This is my horse, Lucky. This photo was professionally taken at Lucky's major show, a 4' class. We found Lucky when she was three years old, at an old farmer's house who raised and beefed cattle, no, he didn't dare beef Lucky, don't worry. But he had to sell her, she wasn't being cared for then. I wanted to buy her the moment I realized that the streak of silver in the field was a horse, but couldn't, she was too young and I wouldn't have been able to buy her. I was lucky though -and so was she! My riding instructor bought her, and trained her for Dressage. I rode Lucky a few times. The first time I got on that mare's back - we clicked, we were in harmony. But when Lucky was 6 years old, my instructor decided to sell her from lack of time to care for her. A young teenager bought her, and I was amazed to find out that the girl lived only a few miles from me! It really did seem like a fairy tale. The first year Lucky was there, I wasn't allowed to go see her, but I would bike by, slowly as I could, feed her a carrot sometimes. I was shocked when one day when I was biking by, the beginning of the second year the teen had owned her, the girl said that Lucky was for sale, because she was off to college, and because Lucky just wasn't a Dressage horse. My dreams came true that day, when I heard my parents say "Yes, we'll buy her". And then, I started training Lucky for jumping, turned out, she a darned good jumping horse. Now Lucky is 13, but she still shows - and she's still my baby.

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