||Fourteen years old|
||Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA|
I didn't choose Charlie, he chose me. I am in a wheelchair and
when I was at the horse sale, I was sitting next to his stall. He leaned
his head over his door to play with my hair. My dad thought he was
bothering me and went to move me. Charlie grabbed the back of my chair
with his mouth and would not let go. He never took his eyes off of me.
Even when they brought him into the ring to sell him, he watched me. At
one time he even dragged his handler across the ring to stand by me.
This was a little scary because Charlie is 19 1/2 hands high. The top of
my head barley came to the bottom of his stomach. His feet are the size
of a dinner platter. We bought him and brought him home the next day.
Charlie is so sweet. He even lets my four-year-old cousin swing on his tail
like Tarzan. He is always very careful when he is around me. I love my
Charlie Boy, he is a gentle giant in every way.
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