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December 21, 2012

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Dobbin, the Pet of the Day
Name: Dobbin
Age: Eleven year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Quarter Horse
Home: Florida, USA
 
   This is my horse Dobbin. He is an eleven year old Quarter Horse living in southern Florida. I rescued Dobbin two years ago. Dobbin was abused by many owners and has a lot of trust issues. I worked with him for one year to gain his trust and build his confidence again. Dobbin was terrified of everything from a bag flapping in the wind to me moving my arm a little too quickly.

    Now, after two years, I can ride Dobbin anywhere without hesitation, we have even started jumping which is a very big step for him. As you can see from the pictures I can now put anything on him without him being afraid. I put the garland and Santa hat on with no trouble at all. He didn't even notice them! As you can see, he gets to be the star of my Christmas Card this year. He is an absolutely amazing horse and one of my very best friends.

    I work at a 4-H farm and I use Dobbin all the time to show people that every horse is good for something; just because a horse is a little banged up and mentally abused as well as physically doesn't mean he should be thrown away. Dobbin and I do our best to show others that with just a little time, patience, and love any horse can be great.

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