Horse of the Month – October 2012
When life gets tough there is just one thing for it, sleep! This senior citizen is proof the even bad boys can reform. Having spent his life at a stud this giant burst out the horsebox a fire breathing, dog tossing, door breaking, human biting, fence cribbing beast from the darkness. Consistent handling, a balanced diet, gentle exercise and the freedom of a managed pastures (a good chiropractor and dentist didn’t hurt either) have seen a complete transformation from dragon to giant teddy bear.
When not acting like a yearling or using tractors, diggers or buildings as scratching posts, he’s catching up on his beauty sleep.
Likes: Tipping grooming kits on the floor for the brush inspection, plus they make great nose scratchers! Having a good roll, nothing quite like pretending to be a hippo. Getting ears scratched, just can’t get that spot without help. Tea, it’s not just humans who like a herbal cuppa. Snoring when sleeping in the field, it startles passing sheep.
Dislikes: Horse flies, they bite!!! Having a certain youngster running off with his food bucket full of dinner, that’s not playing fair!