Thor’s Blog

Finn and Me

As you know, since Hoover and Magic died, Finn has been my best friend. But I am beginning to worry here. Finn is ridden by a young person and he is a “camp” horse. Camp – I don’t get it. Tons of small humans in the barn that are loud, wanting to touch everyone, ride everyone. So annoying. I have told Finn, based on stories from Dusty, McGuire and Pete – very reliable sources – that all you have to…

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You Must Be Kidding

My feet have been hurting again. They were really bad when I first came to Equamore. The people tried new trims and special supplements, but that was not enough. Then I had boots which I quickly I took off and hurled through the arena like missiles! Ha! Then I got shoes. I was okay with the shoes – they helped a lot. But lately my feet started hurting again. So what do the people do? They start the old routine…

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Before Hoover died, he introduced me to Magic and Finn. Now Magic is with Hoover, and Finn is in the stall next to me. I like Finn a lot, and his old friendships with Hoover and Magic mean a lot to me. I know I will eventually be okay without Magic, as I became stronger after Hoover passed. But last week I was in the barn to have a shoe fixed, and every other horse was out. I had never…

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Magic is Gone

Magic died yesterday evening. It was so sudden. The day before we were groomed and loved on together in the cross ties. Yesterday we had a great day in the fields. Suddenly, Magic was very sick, and then gone. I was with him, as were his human friends, and I stayed calm for him. I remember after Hoover died, and Magic became my friend, how I felt safe when I called and he answered.  I hope last evening that when…

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I Love Hay

One of the things I love about my stall and run is that I can see the hay deliveries even when I am in the barn. I stare at those giant bales coming off the truck – what an amazing and wondrous sight!   I admire the hay barn loaded with fresh hay, imagining it all coming into my feed bin. These bales are so big the people need the tractor to move them. Until we got our new hay…

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Back in the Mare Field and Loving It!

Well, with spring grass, Magic and I are back in the dry mare field.   Last year I was blue at this time.  But this year, it’s great.  First, the people re-fenced the fields and the mare field is huge – it goes all the way into the high pasture where I still talk to Hoover.     Second, Preston was removed – too interested in the mares – and the massive Percherons were moved to their new field.   (Diamond is one big…

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A Message for Chance

Chance and I have had our differences – all over Bojingles, the lovely mare.   But today he lost Sassy who he had protected and guarded for years.  Even when the other horses in his herd ran off to the top of the field to play and graze, he stayed with the frail Sassy.   When Sassy could not go out at all, Chance stayed in, too.   When she called, he was always there for her.   This reminds me of when Hoover…

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I usually blog with my sense of humor, but tonight I want to be serious.   I have been at the Equamore Sanctuary for 2 years.    During that time, my wonderful friend Hoover died and I have had many setbacks.  But I have made new friends, especially in Magic, I have calmed down a lot, and I have started to learn to trust.  This is a cold season, but I am happy and hopeful.  But mostly I am grateful.  I am…

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