Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bo - 4 Year Anniversary

This past Thursday, March 12th marked Bo's 4 year anniversary in coming to the Sanctuary.

He's had a few ups and downs in that time. But he's always been the happy horse from the very minute I stepped into his pen at the auction to put a halter on and lead him HOME.

Bo will always be a hard keeper so he'll never be as fat as some of the other Sanctuary horses. As long as he's in decent weight, and continues to stay happy and calm, that's all I can ask for. I have yet to ride him but once or twice since he came to the Sanctuary. He gets so nervous that I'm almost too worried to take him anywhere for fear he'll drop all the weight we've struggled to put on.

He's such a happy horse. Still has no ground manners. He's best friends with Zeke and seems to be adjusting to being with Junior more these days. He's still at the bottom of the pecking order but he knows when to push in and get his hay. There will never be a lack of hay for this boy. That's a promise I made to him.

These pictures were taken over the weekend. I'll try to dig out the first pictures of Bo so you can see the comparison of what he looked like when he first came. I really had my doubts as to whether he would even make it that first week after coming to the Sanctuary. 

It is an honor to have Bo. He continues to remind me that no matter what life throws at you and no matter how many hard knocks life gives you, to keep on smiling.

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