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I have 23 year old Tennessee Walking Horse, named Leroy for his barn name and Unique Devil for his show name. I always wanted a horse since I was little but no training with them. When I was in college I started to take horsemanship classes and did good at them. My parents told me that I could look around and find a horse we could afford then I could have it. I looked online and found Leroy. We went to see him and brought him home. Since I am at school during the week he stays in the pasture most of the time that is when I first got him and rode him for the first time. . Download Attachment
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He does. He is a registered racking horse and registered Tennessee Walking horse. They are my favorite horse breed so you will see me use them a lot but I also use American Saddlebred and Quarter Horse. I won second in horse show on a Saddlebred gelding named Charlie Brown.
Oh wow, double registered, that's nice. That is awesome! I won third in a show before on an old gelding that we had. I want to get back into it, but there aren't many shows around here, just rodeos. But I started barrel racing on Rascal. We aren't fast, but we have fun. And that's really all that matters.
That is the truth. I did have fun doing the show. He is but he is just farm horse now. I don't have time to ride him like I should. He takes care of the cows we have. The calves love to chew on his tail for some reason that we have yet to figure out. The cows have a fit if they cannot find him and he has a fit if he cannot find them. It did not start out that way. When we brought him home, the cows never seen a horse before so they took off to the woods and my grandfather got mad because he could not go out and take naps with his favorite animals. So we built a small paddock for him by the house and they slowly got used to each other. My grandfather loves him now.
Another misfit that we have is a boy goat that is named Casper. I came home from being on vacation and we had a baby goat at the clinic that I worked at. It is not the first time I seen a baby goat at the clinic. I raised two before for my boss so this was no different but he was so small and so weak. We had to force feed him and everything. The other girl I worked with, could not take him home because her dogs would try to attack him. I brought him home and everyone fell in love with him. I went a little over board with him but he was like my little baby because I carried a diaper bag and several bottles of milk and several towels so I could change the one he was on since I kept him in a plastic box in my room so I could keep a eye on him. I would get up every 2-4 hours to feed him. Then he would get several baths and his hair blown dry by a hair drier. My boss gave him to me so he has been here ever since. Download Attachment