||23 years old|
||Welsh, Morgan Horse|
||South Carolina, USA|
is my horse Lea, and well, ours is a long story. Lea was the very
first horse I have ever had, she is 23 years old and is still with me. She
is a Welsh/Morgan Cross (specifically a Welsh Horse Section B and Morgan Horse mix).
Everyone who Lea meets says she is one of the sweetest horses and one of
the best behaved equines they have ever seen. Several people have offered
to buy her but I have never had the heart to let her go. Lea is the
favorite of her vet and farrier, she takes shots without moving a muscle
and stands extremely still and relaxed when the farrier works on her
hooves. She has been used as both a lesson horse and a private competition horse.
Today, when I was saddling her up, I discovered she is becoming
swaybacked, a condition in horses where there spine sinks and their back
becomes sunken in, therefore requiring immense amounts of padding just so
that you can ride her. Her sway back is not that bad yet, but it still
isn't the best news. Lea has saved my life many times, too many times to
count. She once saved me from a rapid dog, when I was stranded in a
national park. I have had Lea since she was about eighteen or nineteen years old. She
is one of the best horses I have ver had in my entire life. She puts on
her own halter and bridle, she can bow/pray. She can jump, dance, and
barrel race. She is definitely one of the most amazing horses I have ever
met. She is easily adaptable and she often follows me of her own accord,
and stands politely to be groomed and saddled. She is loved by all and is
my best friend, she has been there for me through thick and thin and I
could never replace the spot she has in my heart.
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