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August 6, 2008

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Candy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Candy
Age: Twelve years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Thoroughbred
Home: Victoria, Australia
   Candy is a great horse with a sweet nature. Candy likes her cuddles and loves to lick people. When we got Candy it was hard to get the bridle and halter on her!

    She would always throw her head up or rear! We touched her ears and saw that she didn't like that. We called the vet like anyone would do if their pet was sore. The vet said unfortunately that she had mites in her ear. It was very devastating to here this! The vet sedated her so he could clean all the mites out of her ears. Unfortunately the sedating had the opposite affect! She was awake but her legs were wobbly and she was falling down. She was rearing, bucking and pig rooting. She fell so many times and hit her head on the ground and we were so scared she was going to hurt herself. The vet and mum quickly grabbed her and mum held the halter while the vet really quickly fixed the mites in her ears. After that day we will never get her sedated ever again!

    Candy is a great horse. When we go in the paddock she will bolt up to use and cuddle us. Candy is special because she is the one I can go to when I'm down. She has always been there for me and I love her to bits. She is very affectionate and rub you, licks you, falls asleep when we pat her ... I just love her.

    Candy is a great Show jumper. She has done four years of pony club and has done cross country, show jumping, barrel racing, and dressage. She is a very pleasant horse but can sometimes let out an occasional buck. That's okay, because we cannot all be perfect!


Candy, the Pet of the Day

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