I got my black stallion through a rescue group who had saved him through his owner turning him over to them.
He’s a registered Quarter Horse and had been used for breeding. The owners kept him in a 10×10 stall all the time – never a chance to be out in a pasture or run with other horses.
He was emaciated and had no muscle tone when they got him, and it took almost a year to get him in a condition where he could be adopted and have him gelded. He had never been ridden.
I fell in love the moment I saw him, but it hasn’t always been an easy road. Although an experienced horse owner, he bucked me off (well, I didn’t stay on) and I broke some ribs. We had several months of just hanging together before I could ride again.
Since then, we’ve developed an incredible bond. He tests me often, makes me laugh daily, teaches me patience, and makes me want to be a better person. He has reignited my love of riding and the passion I had as a child. He now gets to run on 40 acres with five other horses and actually be a horse.
It has been a gift watching this beautiful boy learn to be a horse. I am so looking forward to all the adventures we have ahead of us!
Story submitted by Liz V. from Grass Valley, California.
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