Over three years ago, my friends, Lucy and Donnie, saved two miniature horses (who Lucy named Gracie and Max) from unspeakably bad conditions on an old man’s farm. After a very long rehabilitation -where they were inseparable- Lucy sent them to the racetrack for Max to be gelded by the track’s vet. At the track, they stayed together in they same stall as they always had. Then the two little horses went to live on the very nice farm of said horse veterinarian and his wife. Gracie has always been a bit on the round side, so no one thought twice about her expanding girth. Imagine the surprise, and the vet’s chagrin, when….. The baby is no bigger than a little lamb. (This photo makes them both seem larger than they really are.) I love the sly but contented look on Gracie’s face. She’s a wonderful mother. Update: Max, Gracie, (and baby who is now grown up) still live with the vet and his wife and are enjoying a wonderful life. This post is from the archive dated July 25, 2012. But since very few peeps read my blog back then, I thought I’d update it a bit, then bring it to the fore in case anyone else would care to enjoy it.
Photo courtesy of Lucy Krone.
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