My friend texted me about an abandoned horse...an OBESE abandoned horse. I do NOT need another horse. No sir. Maybe when the right horse comes along, but not anytime soon. I have two horses in two different states and I think that is plenty enough for one person to already be doing two disciplines.
So, what do I do? I play the "free pony" card to Betsy. We need a new school horse. Anyways, we went out to the girl's barn where the horse lives. He's not necessarily the most beautiful...a little fugly in my opinion. Somewhere between a Quarter Horse and a Morgan, something went horribly wrong. But he is so ugly, he is cute. He hasn't had his feet done in a year and probably needs his teeth done as well. He just wants to be loved, and learns VERY quickly. He hasn't been in human contact for over a year until this week, and all he wants is to be rubbed on and attention. He is a total ham.
We are thinking about calling him Walter. A homely name for a homely horse with a new beginning :) He needs some TLC and a major diet. Dirt lot and grass hay anyone?
Without further ado, meet Walter:
He is getting his coggins pulled tomorrow and if all goes well, he is coming home early next week.