Oh, I am going to miss the old goat so much! I know he's got his faults but he's a good horse. He's a pretty good teacher, and he got me through the last half of my rider levels. And I think he's pretty handsome.
He was a fun challenge for me too, because I was determined to melt his crusty old heart, and I'd like to think I succeeded. I just like geldings. They tend to be goofy and sneaky, but I find it endearing. I'm a sucker for a good-looking dude, every time, eh?
I think he's looking good, considering his 19 years. He's been getting good feed and lots of exercise, not to mention a few good solid groomings every week. His coppery sorrel coat glows in the sun. Imagine how he must have looked ten years ago. Gorgeous.
But just in case you get to thinking he's mellowed in his old age, or become content in his temporary home at the Little Valley...
...you'd be mistaken!