||Ten years old|
||Draft, Warmblood cross|
is my horse Masse but I like to call him Masseman or Massemammoth
(often in the winter because he get shaggy and really looks like mammmoth
then). We live in Molnlycke not far from Gothenburg in Sweden. He is a
gelding, and is ten years old. He is a crossbreed between draft horse and
warmblood. He has a heart of gold and is more like a big dog than a horse
for me. If he is free, he follows after me like a shadow. And if I put my
hand in front of his mouth, he licks at it like a dog! But he is reallly
afraid of anyone else's hands or anything near his head because his olds
owners hit him. We are competing in show jumping now, quite often with
mostly good results.
People often say that he is lazy, fat, can't jump, clumsy and slow but
those are not true! He looks stocky because he is half draft horse! He
always has loads of energy when I ride him. Masse is a greedy-guts, he eat
everything he can and more. He even tried to eat my glasses once! I have
taught him some tricks; he can kiss, raise one front leg and I have
started to teach him to bow. But unfortunately we discovered Masse is
allergic to gnats, and when they bite him he scratches himself so his mane
and tail falls out. But it always grows back over the winter, so he looks
good again! I think he is glad for winter to come!
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