||24 years old|
||Orange County, California, USA|
is my horse, Sampson. He's a great friend and he has the most
amazing temperament. I rescued Sampson about two years ago, when he was
abandoned. When I got him he was very underweight. I worked really hard
with him, and eventually he put on a lot of weight and was great when I
rode him. We even went to a few small shows. He has a great personality.
He follows me around the arena when I turn him out and he will always
place his front feet in line with mine when I stop. I have so much fun
with him. He may not be the prettiest horse in the world, but he has
come along way. He also has his horse friends around the barn. Sampson
will just walk around with one of the horses for hours. Sampson is also
a very affectionate horse. I will sit in his stall and he will drop his
head and let me pet him. He loves his attention. Before I got him, he
was in a dirty stall for years. I felt so bad for him that I had to take
Now he gets a clean stall, plenty of food, and tons of attention.
He is the sweetest horse I have ever met and I am so grateful to have
found him. He is funny about having his picture taken - from a distance,
he refuses to look at the camera. Up close, he's too curious about what
I am doing with that shiny thing, so I can never get both his ears in
the frame - he moves his head again! But I hope between the two
pictures you can see the healthy horse he has become, and his amazing
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