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March 9, 2003

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Kaleb, the Pet of the Day
Name: Kaleb
Age: Six years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Belgian Draft Horse
Home: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
   This is Kaleb, a Belgian Draft horse. He is very special to our family and is the light of my life. Four years ago my husband and I rescued him on his way to the auction barn. He had this big scar on his right rear leg from an entanglement in a fence as a yearling, and the owner did not think he would be sound. At two years old he was very large and, since he wasn't worked with much as a youngster, difficult to handle. But I saw the love in his eyes and knew he trusted me. I soon had him trotting after me in the pasture for apples and he would even let me walk underneath him when grooming. He was indeed sound, and allowed me to train him for riding. We were soon gallivanting over the fields, and later went on to compete in Dressage shows. Kaleb has grown very large over the years, and our love for him grows as well. My husband enjoys brushing his big face, and I love to give him kisses on his soft muzzle. But food is the way to this horse's heart!

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