I adore miniature horses! As a young girl, I was very intimidated by tall, large horses and I was afraid they would try to eat me if I got too close. I know this was absurd, but as a little one I had my fears. Growing up, my twin sister, Andrea, and I would walk across our backyard and stand next to the fence by our neighbors land; we would stand there gazing at the big horses. We thought they were beautiful but were still afraid to reach out and touch one. As I grew older, my fears faded but I never really got over my apprehension; horses were a mystery to me.
Later in life, I met and fell in love with my husband, Joe, he is a miniature horse caretaker and he does a fantastic job! When I first visited Joe on the miniature horse ranch, I immediately was intrigued by the adorable little horses and all of my anxiety of horses vanished as if it was never there. Now when I see larger horses, I pet and greet them and they are so kind in return, and I wonder why I was ever frightened.
Joe and I had one of the sweet little horses in our wedding, which took place on the ranch; "Barbie" was our wedding horse with all of her bows and bells. Here is a picture of her with one of our ring-bearers, Nahuel.Miniature horses make loving pets and are great around children. Miniature horses also make amazingly good seeing-eye, guide animals for the blind. I am enchanted by these furry, lovable animals; it is so peaceful to see them grazing and playing in the pasture. Here is a picture of me trying to pet the new baby...her name is "Gypsy". Here is a picture of Gypsy sleeping in the sun with her furry friend Dakota...their warm coats are so soft!
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