Post view

Stretch the Horse - Intro

Stretch is a 1/4 Belgian 3/4 Quarter horse gelding, born in 2007 and adopted from a former PMU ranch in January 2010. He is my "project." I grew up riding horses, but now - at age 45 - I've been out of the horsy world since college. I found Stretch on a website and adopted him sight unseen. He arrived in January - just before my 45th birthday - halter broken and off a pasture in North Dakota.

Did I mention I live in Houston, Texas? Home of heat and humidity... The difference between North Dakota and Houston is like Antarctica and Sub-Saharan Africa. Well, maybe not quite that extreme, but close. North Dakota in January = below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, blizzards, frozen ground, freezing wind... Houston in January = cold, maybe just below freezing, snow once. Stretch arrived looking like a grizzly bear - long, shaggy coat and a wild look in his eyes. After all, he'd just been in a trailer for nearly 3 days.

I took the day off work to spend time with him. At first I could only touch him with the end of a lunge whip. Then I found his itchy spots! We were friends from that moment. I combed him mane an braided it so the breeze could reach his neck. Such a patient boy! More to come...

treyzmama · 2599 days ago
Order by: 
Per page: 
  •  draxxon: 
    I can imagine that he had a lot of adjusting to do, going from ND to the high humidity of Houston. How is he doing now that the weather is getting warmer?
     2597 days ago 
    0 points
Post info
05.17.2010 (2599 days ago)
0 votes
Premier Equine Classifieds
Stretch the Horse - Intro
Hello Guest! Join | Login

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...